I am looking for a reference on how to calculate maternity pay for term time employees.
I have an employee who is due to go on maternity leave with a contract that is for statutory pay and can calculate this. What I'm not sure about is how to calculate holiday pay and whether this should be included monthly as currently our employees work 39 weeks of the year but are paid in twelve equal installments - same as teachers.
Do I calculate the first months pay as if they were ending a contract and calculate working time for the academic year, less payments already received and then pay maternity based on the average working week thereon in?
Holiday continues to accrue, so would this need to be paid monthly as well?
Also what do I do about pensions? We pay 10% employers pension. Do I keep that at the same rate ie as if working full time or do I pay it at 10% of actual monthly pay?
Where can I go to for advise on how to calculate this correctly? Does anyone have any recommendations.
Thanks for your help in advance.