Employers Policy

Employers Policy on Royal Wedding Bank Holiday

Employers have been advised to clarify with staff now whether they can take the day off on Friday 29th April or risk confusion over working hours on the Royal Wedding bank holiday. By law, employers do not have to give employees paid time off for bank and public holidays. However, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) adviser Angela Baron said most firms would allow staff to take the day off. “In the spirit of things you should give people the day off if you possibly can. But there will be reasons why some businesses can’t just close down for the day, in which case you could operate a first–come–first–served basis or a lottery to see who will come into work that day.” Baron added that if employers need some staff to work on the day, they could ask for voluntee... »