How to manage the working pattern and holiday allowance for a zero hours contract worker
Suitable Working Pattern
Create and assign a working pattern that shows their expected hours (if these are to be set) or their availability over the week (if they are working flexibly).
Suitable Holiday Allowance
Assign a zero holiday allowance which can be manually adjusted as they accrue holiday. This can either be a daily or hourly allowance.
However, if the contractor is working flexibly and their working pattern reflects their availability rather than a set pattern of hours, we would recommend that you assign them an hourly holiday allowance and tick 'ignore working pattern' box on the Employee Profile > More > Work Pattern & Leave Allowance.
In the 'enter working hours' box, record the hours/days that this employee is available for rather than what they work on average (as this will be challenging to calculate).
By ticking 'ignore working pattern when booking leave', you instruct the system to ignore what hours are recorded against each possible working day and allow the employee to make a manual hourly deduction when requesting leave:
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABOVE IS INTENDED MERELY AS A GUIDE TO SETTING UP AN EFFECTIVE WORKING PATTERN AND HOLIDAY ALLOWANCE IN THE GIVEN SCENARIO.
IT IS NOT INTENDED TO BE PRESCRIPTIVE.