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Are staff entitled to be paid an extra day as 2016 is a Leap Year?

Posted on Tuesday, 29th March 2016 by

 

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The quick answer is ‘no’ for salaried employees.  Sorry to be the bearer of bad news for all those eager employees but unfortunately 2016 is one of those leap years that doesn’t include an extra weekday.  If you look at the calendar, what we get is an extra Saturday as there are a total of 53 Saturdays this year, rather than an extra Monday.  For 2016, the extra Saturday will show up on 31st December.

The previous leap year, which was in 2012, also didn’t have an extra weekday.  For those disappointed employees, the next leap year giving us an extra weekday will be 2020!

 

What about hourly rated employees, are they entitled to be paid for an extra day in a leap year?

The answer is likely to be yes but it depends on how your company processes your payroll as to when you get paid for that; if you process pay based on working days in the monthly pay period, the days they actually work will be paid.  If you process payroll in weekly pay periods but still pay this monthly, then staff won’t be eligible for an extra day’s pay.

If you would like to discuss this matter or another query related to employment law, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our: employment law experts in Loughborough

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Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
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