Almost all workers are entitled to at least 4 weeks’ paid annual leave a year. You get your annual leave entitlement on the anniversary of the day you started working for your employer.
You and your employer have to agree when you'll take time off.
Your employment agreement tells you when you'll get paid for time off and how your pay is worked out.
You can swap up to 1 week of your annual leave for cash each year — up to 5 days if you work a regular 5-day week, or one quarter of your annual entitlement if you don't.
You can take unpaid leave if your employer agrees to it.
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