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The Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2001

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2001 and shall come into force on 25th October 2001.

(2) In these Regulations, “the Principal Regulations” means the Working Time Regulations 1998(1).

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2.—(1) Regulation 13 of the Principal Regulations shall be amended as follows.

(2) The following paragraph shall be substituted for paragraph (1)—

(1) Subject to paragraph (5), a worker is entitled to four weeks' annual leave in each leave year.

(3) Paragraph (2) shall be omitted.

(4) In paragraph (5), for “paragraph (2)” there shall be substituted “paragraph (1)”.

(5) In paragraph (6), “(2)(b) or” shall be omitted.

(6) Paragraphs (7) and (8) shall be omitted.

3.  In regulations 14(1) and (3), 15(1) and (2) and 30(1) of the Principal Regulations, for “regulation 13(1)” there shall be substituted “regulation 13.”

4.  The following regulation shall be inserted after regulation 15—

Leave during the first year of employment

15A.(1) During the first year of his employment, the amount of leave a worker may take at any time in exercise of his entitlement under regulation 13 is limited to the amount which is deemed to have accrued in his case at that time under paragraph (2), as modified under paragraph (3) in a case where that paragraph applies, less the amount of leave (if any) that he has already taken during that year.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1), leave is deemed to accrue over the course of the worker’s first year of employment, at the rate of one-twelfth of the amount specified in regulation 13(1) on the first day of each month of that year.

(3) Where the amount of leave that has accrued in a particular case includes a fraction of a day other than a half-day, the fraction shall be treated as a half-day if it is less than a half-day and as a whole day if it is more than a half-day.

(4) This regulation does not apply to a worker whose employment began on or before 25th October 2001.

Alan Johnson

Minister of State for the Regions and Employment Relations,

Department of Trade and Industry

26th September 2001

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