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Serbia - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

3 August 2012


Duration

General

In each calendar year any employee is entitled to an annual leave the duration of which shall be set in the general document and labor contract, but no less than 20 working days.

Duration of any annual leave shall be determined as follows: starting from the 20 working days statutory minimum, the duration is increased by parameter of work performance, work conditions, work experience, educational level and other criteria set in the general document and labor contract.

If national public holidays, absences from work with compensation of salary or any temporary inabilities to work, fall on the period of annual leave, the worker shall be entitled to extend his annual leave period accordingly.
Labour Law Art.69,70


Number and dates

New Year´s Day, 1st and 2nd of January; Orthodox Christmas Day, 7th of January; Serbia National Day, 15th and 16th of February; Orthodox Good Friday, Orthodox Easter and Orthodox Easter Monday (varies (in 2011; 13th,15th and 16th of April)); Labour Day, 1st and 2nd of May; Armistice Day, 11th of November.
Law on State and Other Holidays in the Republic of Serbia Art.1,2


Slovakia - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

27 June 2012


Duration

General

The duration of the paid annual leave shall be at least four weeks, provided that seven consecutive calendar days shall be understood as one week paid holiday.
Labour Code Art.103(2),110
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: At least 4 weeks.
  • 2007: At least 4 weeks.

Exceptions

The annual leave period of an employee of 33 years old or over at the end of the applicable calendar year shall be at least five weeks.

The duration of the paid annual leave of the headmaster of a school, the director of a school upbringing and education facility, the director of a special educational facilities and their deputies, a teacher, a teaching assistant, a vocational training instructor and an educator shall be at least eight weeks per calendar year.
Labour Code Art.103(2)


Payment

Amount

Employees shall be entitled to wage compensation in the amount of his/her average earnings for the period of drawn leave.

An employee may not opt for economic compensation in lieu for days of annual leave that are not taken up, except where he is unable to take this leave as a result of termination of the employment relationship.
Labour Code Art.116(1)(3)


Number and dates

January 1, Day of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic; January 6, Epiphany; April 6, Good Friday; April 9, Easter Monday; May 1, Labour Day; May 8, Day of victory over fascism; July 5, St Cyril and Methodius Day; August 29, Slovak National Uprising anniversary; September 1, Day of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic; September 15, Day of Our Lady of Sorrows; November 1, All Saints Day; November 17, Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day; December 24, Christmas Eve; December 25, Christmas Day; December 26, St. Stephens Day, Second Christmas Holiday.
Law No. 241/1993 Art.1,2,3


Slovenia - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

24 September 2012


Duration

General

A worker shall have the right to annual leave in an individual calendar year, which may not be shorter than 4 weeks, regardless of whether he works full time or part time.
The minimum number of days of a worker’s annual leave shall depend on the distribution of working days within week in respect of an individual worker.
Employment Relationships Act Art.159(1)
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 4 weeks
  • 2007: 4 weeks
  • 1995: 18 working days.

Exceptions

An older worker, a disabled person, a worker with at least 60 % physical impairment, and a worker, who takes care of a physically or mentally handicapped child, shall have the right to at least three additional days of annual leave.
A worker shall have the right to one additional day of annual leave for every child under the age of 15.
Employment Relationships Act Art.159(2)(3)


Payment

Amount

The employer shall be obliged to pay holiday allowance to the worker who is entitled to annual leave at least in the amount of the minimum wage.
Employment Relationships Act Art.131(1)

Date of payment

Holiday allowance must be paid out to the worker at the latest until 1 July of the current calendar year.
Employment Relationships Act Art.131(2)


Number and dates

In Slovenia there are 14 days of work-free days;
-State Holidays:
1 and 2 of January, New Year; 8 February, Prešeren Day, the Slovenian Cultural Holiday; 27 April, Day of Uprising Against Occupation; 1 and 2 of May, May Day Holiday; 25 June, Statehood Day; 1 November, All Saints Day; 26 December, Independence and Unity Day.
- Catholic religious holidays, which are equivalent to any Sunday:
Easter Sunday and Monday; Whit Sunday; 15 August, Assumption Day; 31 October, Reformation Day; 25 December, Christmas.
Law on Holidays and days of the Republic of Slovenia (Page 1088 of the Official Gazette)


Spain - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

21 November 2011

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Duration

General

The length of the annual leave with pay shall be determined by collective agreement or contract. In no case, shall the annual leave with pay be less then 30 days.
Royal Decree No. 1 enacting the Worker’s Charter Art.38(1)
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: The length of the annual leave with pay shall be determined by collective agreement or contract. In no case, shall the annual leave with pay be less then 30 days.
  • 2007: The length of the annual leave with pay shall be determined by collective agreement or contract. In no case, shall the annual leave with pay be less then 30 days. The length of the annual leave with pay shall be determined by collective agreement or contract. In no case, shall the annual leave with pay be less then 30 days.
  • 1995: 30 calendar days.


Number and dates

Public holidays shall not exceed 14 a year, of which two will be local holidays (National public holidays are: Christma’s Day, New Year, 1st May (Worker’s Day), 12 October (Spanish National Day)
Royal Decree No. 1 enacting the Worker’s Charter Art.37(2)


Sweden - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

4 October 2012


Duration

General

An employee shall be entitled to 25 days of annual leave in every annual leave year.
If the employment commenced after 31 August during the annual leave year, the employee shall only be entitled to five days of annual leave.
Annual Leave Act S.4
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 25 days per year 5 days if the employment started after 31 August.
  • 2007: 25 days per year 5 days if the employment started after 31 August.
  • 1995: 25 days.

Exceptions

In the case of employment that is intended to last less than three months, and provided the work does not exceed that time, it may be agreed not providing days off and instead compensation in lieu.
Annual Leave Act S.5


Payment

Amount

Holiday pay for an employee remunerated per week or per month shall be calculated in accordance with the weekly or monthly wage to which he was entitled at the moment of commencement of the annual leave.

Holiday pay according to the percentage rule, that is 12 per cent of the earned wages during the qualifying year, is calculated by the employer in cases where:
1. wages are not determined per week or month,
2. the wage regularly comprises a fixed and variable component, and the variable component amounts 10 per cent or more of the total remuneration during the qualifying year,
3. the level of employment has varied during the qualifying year, or
4. the worker has been absent during the qualifying year for reasons not given entitlement to holiday pay.
Annual Leave Act S.16, 16a, 16b


Number and dates

13 days:
New Year’s Day, January 1; Epiphany, January 6; Good Friday; Easter Sunday; Easter Monday; International Workers’ Day, May 1; Ascension Day, Sixth Thursday after Easter Sunday; Pentecost, Seventh Sunday after Easter Sunday; National Day of Sweden, June 6; Midsummer’s Day, The Saturday during the period 20–26 June; All Saints’ Day, The Saturday during the period 31 October–6 November; Christmas Day, 25 December; Boxing Day, 26 December.
Law on Public Holidays S.2


Switzerland - Working time - 2012


Duration

General

Every worker is entitled to 4 weeks of annual leave.
Code of Obligations of 30 March 1911 §329a
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 1995: 4 weeks.

Exceptions

If during a year, the worker, for any reason, has not been able to work for more than a month, the employer may reduce his/her annual leave in a 1/12 per complet month of absence.
Code of Obligations of 30 March 1911 §329b


Payment

Amount

For the annual leave, the employer must pay to the worker an amount equal to the salary and an indemnity equivalent to the eventual due payment in kind.
Code of Obligations of 30 March 1911 §329d(1)


Number and dates

The national holiday is equivalent to a sunday. Cantons may take 8 other days as equivalent to Sunday for the purpose of establishing them as holidays. The dates are of the discretion of the Cantons.
Labour Act §21(1)


Turkey - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE



Duration

General

The duration of the paid annual leave shall not be less than:
- 14 days for workers having performed from 1 to 5 years of service.
- 20 days for workers having performed from 6 to 14 years of service.
- 26 days for workers having performed above 15 years of service.
Labour Act Art.53
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 14 days (1-5 years of service) 20 days (6-14 years of service) 26 days (above 15 years of service)
  • 2007: 14 days if length of service is between 1 and 5 years (5 included); 20 days if it is more than 5 and less than 15; 26 days if it is 15 years and more (15 included).
  • 1995: 12 days.

Exceptions

The provisions on annual leave do not apply to employees engaged in seasonal or other occupations which, owing to their nature, last less than one year.
Labour Act Art.53


Payment

Amount

The amount of the holiday pay shall be calculated as follows; the daily pay in proportion to the total sum of the days the employee has worked.
The holiday pay of an employee working on an hourly basis is 7,5 times his hourly rate.
Labour Act Art.49

Date of payment

Annual leave shall be paid prior to the beginning of the leave.
Labour Act Art.57


Payment

Public Holidays shall be enjoyed with full pay.
Labour Act Art.47


United Kingdom - Working time - 2012


LAST UPDATE

July 2012


Duration

General

The annual leave entitlement is 5.6 weeks (28 days).
Working Time Regulations 1998 §§13, 13A (as amended by the 2007 Amendment Regulations)
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 5.6 weeks (28 days).
  • 2007: 4 weeks ADDITIONAL LEAVE ENTITLEMENT First additional 0.8 weeks of leave (beginning on 1st October 2007) Second additional 0.8 weeks of leave (beginning on 1st April 2009)
  • 1995: No generally applicable provisions.

Exceptions

The entitlement to annual leave under r13 of the Working Time Regulations does not apply:
(a) to the following sectors of activity-
(i) air, rail, road, sea, inland waterway and lake transport; (ii) sea fishing;
(iii) other work at sea; or
(b) to the activities of doctors in training, or
(c) where characteristics peculiar to certain specific services such as the armed forces or the police, or to certain specific activities in the civil protection services, inevitably conflict with the provisions of these Regulations.
Working Time Regulations 1998 r18


Payment

Amount

Paid at the rate of a week’s pay in respect of each week of leave.
Working Time Regulations 1998 §16

Date of payment

No relevant provisions identified.


Number and dates

England and Wales have 9 public holidays in 2012:
1) New Year’s Day 2 January
2) Good Friday 6 April
3) Easter Monday 9 April
4) Early May Bank Holiday 7 May
5) Spring Bank Holiday 4 June (usually end of May)
6) Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 5 June (special holiday, exceptional to 2012)
7) Summer Bank Holiday 27 August
8) Christmas Day 25 December
9) Boxing Day 26 December

Scotland has 10 public holidays: the 9 above, plus St Andrew’s Day, which is to be held on 30 November 2012.


Payment

No relevant provisions identified. Further, the UK Government reports that there is not entitlement to pay on account of public holidays.

Results generated on: 17th December 2018 at 12:07:39.
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