With the Easter public holidays approaching it is necessary for employers and employees to understand their obligations and rights. Employment lawyer, John Farrow, has been sharing advice through The Hospitality Company Daily Support Call webinars.

During this unprecedented time of unrest in the hospitality industry, The Hospitality Company has stepped up to help with its Daily Support Call webinars which are free to access online.

Farrow has shared an article from Anderson Lloyd’s specialist employment law team. It examines the issues of payments for public holidays as well as accruing annual leave during the lockdown.

Farrow has also answered important questions such as:

What happens if we have negotiated a reduction in wages down to 80% in accordance with the Wage Subsidy Scheme – what does the employee get? That depends on the employee’s work patterns but if we assume the employee would normally work a traditional Monday to Friday week then  the Relevant Daily Pay (RDP) will be the new wages, divided by 5 days.

What if I have essential workers who are working during the lockdown, but have the public holiday off? Essential workers are likely to be continuing being paid at least 100% or their normal wages pre COVID-19, so nothing changes; they still receive their full entitlement and RDP will likely remain the same.

View the full guidelines and Q&A PDF here Lockdown Public Holidays and Annual Leave

If you have any questions about public or annual holidays during Covid-19, you can contact Anderson Lloyd’s specialist Employment Team.

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