Platinum Financial Planning Employee Handbook

7. Holidays - Your paid annual leave entitlement is set out in your contract of employment. Please note that the office closes between Christmas and New Year and this leave is in addition to that stated in your contract. The Company’s holiday year runs from 1st January to 31st December. You must use all your holiday entitlement by the last day of each holiday year. You may carry up to 5 days of your contractual holiday entitlement forward into the next holiday year. Contractual Holiday entitlement not used by the correct date will usually be lost and payment in lieu will not be made for holiday entitlement that is lost through not being exercised by the correct date. All requests for annual leave must submitted to the Operations Manager in good time. You must not book or arrange holidays until your request has been formally authorised. You should endeavour to give as much notice as possible of proposed annual leave dates. The Company will try to co-operate with your holiday plans where possible, but this is always subject to the requirements of the Company’s business in order that adequate staffing levels be maintained. Christmas, Easter and other popular holiday times will be operated on a rota basis where agreement cannot be reached. No more than 2 weeks paid annual leave will usually be allowed at any one time. Should you require an annual leave period more than that please speak to the Operations Manager in the first instance. Flexi-holidays - You have the option of requesting to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ one contractual working week’s holiday (pro-rated if you work part-time hours) subject to eligibility criteria and your manager’s agreement. In your first and last year of employment, your holiday entitlement will be that proportion of your annual holiday entitlement equivalent to the proportion of the holiday year in question during which you have been employed. This will be calculated to the nearest half day and assuming that holiday entitlement accrues at an even rate from day to day. During your first year of service, unless otherwise agreed, you will not normally be permitted to take more annual leave than you have accrued at the time the holiday is taken. Entitlement during your first year of service is calculated monthly in advance at the rate of one-twelfth of the full year’s entitlement. On the termination of your employment, you are entitled to be paid for any accrued annual leave for that holiday year that has not been taken by the date of termination. If, on the date of termination of your employment, you have taken more annual leave than you have accrued in that holiday year, you will be required to reimburse the Company in respect of such unearned annual leave. The Company shall be entitled, as a result of your agreement to the terms of your contract of employment, to deduct the value of the unearned annual leave from any final payment of salary to be made to you. Loyalty Leave - You are entitled to the following enhanced annual leave in recognition of long service:

After 5 years of continuous service After 10 years of continuous service After 15 years of continuous service After 20 years of continuous service

22 days 23 days 24 days 25 days


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