During the first year of employment, employees have no annual leave. Most employers still allow employees to take annual leave during this period, but the leave is basically taken in advance. If employees quit before being hired for a year, they get paid Holiday Pay as the final wage (usually 8% of earnings). The value of the any leave they have taken in advance will be deducted from the final wage. When the employee reaches their next anniversary, holiday pay is reversed and annual leave updated to a minimum of four weeks, less any leave already taken in advance.