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A zero hours employee or worker who has an over-arching or 'umbrella' contract with their employer will accrue holiday entitlement during the whole of the time that contract is in existence, whether or not they are actually doing work under it.
In relation to holiday taken, the employee or worker must be paid at the rate of a week's pay for each week of leave. The sections of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996) regarding a week's pay apply for the purposes of calculating a week's pay for each week of leave, subject to modifications contained in the Working Time Regulations 1998, SI 1998/1833, reg 16(3).
As a zero hours employee or worker will have no normal working hours, a week's pay is calculated under ERA 1996, s 224 as the ave
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