With the onset of the recession more employees are working part-time or on “zero hour” contracts.
This means that the employee is available to work when needed but does not have a specified number of hours guaranteed. The employee could have no work in one particular pay period but work full time the next pay period. These contracts are more usual in the hospitality and retail industries.
Employers often find it difficult to calculate holiday entitlements in these circumstances.
Thesaurus Software makes this task simple by incorporating a holiday calculator within the payroll itself which looks at the hours worked and calculates the holiday entitlement based on that. It also includes formation from the Organisation of Working Time Act and also other helpful guides dealing with different aspects of employment.