I asked about holiday pay entitlements a few minutes ago but got cut off. I'll explain the situation again. The company

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Customer: I asked about holiday pay entitlements a few minutes ago but got cut off.
JA: Was this discussed with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?
Customer: I'll explain the situation again. The company I work for shutdown over the xmas period until 13th Jan. We had the option to work from the 6thJan but only if there was chargeable work. According to the HR person I only had 6 days of anuual leave/holiday pay owing from 2019 so I would not be eligible for holiday pay for the last week (6th to 10th). I told her that I needed pay for that period as I had payments to make. She told me that something would be worked out. I then found out that my holiday allotment rolls over on 23rd Dec each year. I have since received payment for 2.5 days. Is this correct or should I have been entitled to payment for the 5 days? I was told that holiday pay accrues at the rate of 1.6 days per fortnightly pay period.
JA: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?
Customer: I am full time but do not belong to a union. I have been employed here for 7 years.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, I think I have covered it.
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If you only had the six days accrued at the end of last year, then the calculation that you have of 2.5 days looks correct. Some employers let you take leave in advance, so it may be worth asking so that you get paid for the full week on account of your 2020 holiday entitlement

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