Acas, the employment advisory body, has produced a guide for employers and employees which offers free advice on recent changes to holiday entitlements.
The new laws, which saw holiday entitlement increase to 24 days for employees working a five-day week at the start of the month, mean that retailers may need to recalculate staff entitlements, inform employees in writing about the changes and ensure all new written statements of employment are updated. The guide is available free of charge at www.acas.org.uk.Acas director Susan Clews said: "This new guide will help employees calculate what they're entitled to and employers understand what they should be providing. This will ensure that workers make the most of their holiday entitlement."

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