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France - Working time - 2012


Duration

General

The worker is entitled to 2.5 working days per month of annual leave with the same employer. The total duration of the annual leave cannot exceed 30 working days per year.
Labour Code §L3141-3
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 2.5 days per month (i.e. working days)
  • 2007: All workers who have been employed for a minimum period of one month are entitled to paid annual leave. 2.5 days per month
  • 1995: 5 weeks.


Payment

Amount

The worker is entitled to one-tenth of the gross wage perceived over the reference period.
§L3141-22


Number and dates

11 days.
Labour Code § L3133-1


Germany - Working time - 2012


Duration

General

24 working days ("Werktage", defined as all calendar days that are not Sundays or public holidays)
Therefore, a worker with a 5-day workweek has the right to 20 days off.
Minimum Annual Leave for Workers Act §3
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 24 working days ("Werktage", defined as all calendar days that are not Sundays or public holidays) Therefore, a worker with a 5-day workweek has the right to 20 days off.
  • 2007: 24 working days (defined as all calendar days that are not Sundays or public holidays)
  • 1995: 24 working days.


Payment

Amount

The average wage earned over the 13 weeks preceding the leave period, excluding overtime pay.
Minimum Annual Leave for Workers Act §11


Number and dates

(Public holidays are predominantly regulated on state level)


Payment

The worker is entitled to the wages that would have been earned for working on that day. Workers who do not work on the day preceding or following a public holiday without a valid reason are not entitled to be pad for the public holiday.
Public Holiday and Sick Pay Act §2(1)(2)


Greece - Working time - 2009


LAST UPDATE

20 April 2009

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Duration

General

Workers on a five-day week are entitled to a 20 working days or 24 working days for six-day week workers. The leave entitlement is increased by one working day for each year of employment in addition to the first year, up to 26 working days, or up to 22 working days if the undertaking operates a five-day week.
Act 3302/2004 §1
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2007: Workers on a five-day week are entitled to a 20 working days or 24 working days for six-day week workers. The leave entitlement is increased by one working day for each year of employment in addition to the first year, up to 26 working days, or up to 22 working days if the undertaking operates a five-day week.
  • 1995: 4 weeks (20 working days on a 5-day basis)

Exceptions

Leave after 25 years of service amounts to 31 days in case of a 6-day workweek and 26 days in case of a 5 days workweek.
National General Collective Labour Agreement for 2008-2009 §3


Payment

Amount

Normal rate pay plus a leave allowance equivalent to an additional half salary.
Act 3302/2004 §3
Act 4504/1966 §3


Hungary - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

20 September 2012


Duration

General

Workers shall be entitled to enjoy minimum 20 working days of annual leave, plus extra days based on different criteria.

SENIORITY
From the age of 25 years old, the worker shall be entitled to 21 working days of annual leave;
from the age of 28 years old, 22 days;
from the age of 31 years old, 23 days;
from the age of 33 years old, 24 days;
from the age of 35 years old, 25 days;
from the age of 37 years old, 26 days;
from the age of 39 years old, 27 days;
from the age of 41 years old, 28 days;
from the age of 43 years old, 29 days;
and from the age of 45 years old, 30 days.

PATERNITY
Workers shall be entitled to extra annual leave days by reason of paternity, as follows; 2 extra days for one child; 4 extra days for two children; and a total of 7 extra days for more than two children under sixteen years old.
Such duration shall be increased by 2 days per child if they have any disability.

WORKERS AT RISK
Employees permanently working underground or spending at least 3 hours per day on a job exposed to ionizing radiation, shall be entitled to 5 extra days of vacation each year.

Employees having suffered a degree of health impairment of at least 50 per cent as diagnosed by the body of rehabilitation experts, shall be entitled to 5 extra days of vacation time per year.
Labour Code S.116,117,118,119,120
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 20 working days minimum per year, increasing with seniority.
  • 2007: 20 days minimum per year. From age 25 of the worker - 21 days, age 28 - 22 days, age 31 - 23 days, age 33 - 24 days, age 35 - 25 days, age 37 - 26 days, age 39 - 27 days, age 41 - 28 days, age 43 - 29 days and from age 45 - 30 days per year.
  • 1995: 20 working days.


Payment

Amount

Payment for leave shall include pay based on the normal wage for the duration of the absence, the regular wage supplement(s) and extra pay paid for the last six calendar months.
Labour Code S.148(1)

Date of payment

Unless otherwise agreed, the employer shall pay the employee at latest on the working day preceding the date when vacation commences (a) the wage due on a payday falling within the time of the vacation, and (b) the wage payable for the time of annual leave.
Labour Code S.159(4)


Number and dates

10 days.
Public holidays are 1 January, 15 March, Easter Monday, 1 May, Whit Monday, 20 August, 23 October, 1 November and 25–26 December.
Labour Code S.102


Iceland - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

31 July 2012

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Duration

General

The legislation provides for a minimum of two working days’ holiday for each month in employment during the past holiday allowance year (May 1st to April 30th). The minimum holiday for each year is therefore 24 working days. Sundays and other public holidays do not count as holidays in this respect, nor the first five Saturdays during holidays.
Holiday Allowance Act Art.3
Icelandic Labour Law Art.10.2


Payment

Amount

Every worker in a paid employment relationship is entitled to a holiday allowance to be enjoyed during the annual leave period and calculated at the time of each wage payment. The minimum holiday allowance is 10.17% of total wages of the past year.

The Minister shall issue rules on the calculation of the holiday allowance of employees who do not receive wages directly from their employer, but are paid by means of a service charge or in another manner that is different from the usual manner of wage payment.
Holiday Allowance Act Art.1,7,10
Icelandic Labour Law Art.10.3

Date of payment

The accrued holiday allowance shall be paid to the wage earner on the last workday before the beginning of his holidays, consistent with the daytime wages of the employee on the first day of his holidays.
Holiday Allowance Act Art.7


Number and dates

Special holidays are New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, White Sunday, 17th of June (Icelandic Republic Day), The day before Christmas (Christmas Eve) after 12 am., Christmas day and the last day of the year (New Year’s Eve) after 12 am.

Public holidays are Maundy-Thursday, Easter Monday, Resurrection day, First day of summer (April), Labour Day (May 1), White Monday, Boxing Day and Bank Holiday (First Monday in August).
Icelandic Labour Law Art.5.3


Payment

Where a Public Holiday falls within a working week day (Monday to Friday) workers are entitled to enjoy full wage corresponding to a working day of 8 hours.

In general, this entitlement does not kick in until after one month employment with the same employer or in the same occupational sector.
Icelandic Labour Law Art.5.3


Ireland - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

21 August 2012


Duration

General

The legislation provides a basic annual leave entitlement of 4 weeks.

There are 3 different ways of calculating the duration of the annual leave entitlement;
- Based on the employee’s working hours in one year. An employee who has worked at least 1,365 hours in the leave year is entitled to the maximum of 4 working weeks’ annual leave.
- By allowing 1/3 of a working week for each calendar month in which the employee has worked at least 117 hours
- 8% of the hours worked in the leave year, subject to a maximum of 4 weeks.

An employee may use whichever of these methods gives the greater entitlement.
Organisation of Working Time (Determination of Pay for Holidays) S.19 (1)
The website of the Citizens Information.
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: The worker is entitled to annual leave of: (1) 4 weeks for 1,356 hours of work per year; or (2) one-third of a working week for each month in the leave year in which he or she works at least 117 hours; or (3) 8 percent of the hours he or she works in a leave year.
  • 2007: The worker is entitled to annual leave of: (1) 4 weeks for 1,356 hours of work per year; or (2) one-third of a working week for each month in the leave year in which he or she works at least 117 hours; or (3) 8 percent of the hours he or she works in a leave year.
  • 1995: 3 working weeks.


Payment

Amount

Pay in respect of annual leave is paid at the normal weekly rate. If your pay varies, the amount shall be calculated at a rate which is proportionate to the normal weekly rate.
Organisation of Working Time Act S.20(2)(b)

Date of payment

The annual leave pay shall be paid to the employee in advance of the commencement of such leave.
Organisation of Working Time Act S.20(2)(a)


Number and dates

9 days
Organisation of Working Time Act §21 and Second Schedule 1
The website of the Citizens Information.

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Payment

Most employees are entitled to paid leave on public holidays. One exception is part-time employees who have not worked for their employer at least 40 hours in total in the 5 weeks before the public holiday.

Employees who qualify will be entitled to one of the following:
- A paid day off on the public holiday
- An additional day of annual leave
- An additional day’s pay
- A paid day off within a month of the public holiday

The worker may ask his employer at least 21 days before a public holiday which of the alternatives will apply. If the employer fails to respond at least 14 days before the public holiday, the employee shall be entitled to take the actual public holiday as a paid day off.
Organisation of Working Time Act S.21
The website of the Citizens Information.


Italy - Working time - 2012


Duration

General

Following the established in art. 2109 of the Civil Code, every worker is entitled to paid annual leave for a period not inferior to 4 weeks.

A longer period can be fixed by collective agreement.
Decreto Legislativo 8 aprile 2003 §10(1)
Regio Decreto 16 marzo 1942 §2109
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 4 weeks of annual leave. A longer period can be fixed by collective agreement.
  • 2007: 4 weeks of annual leave. A longer period can be fixed by collective agreement.
  • 1995: 4 to 6 weeks.


Number and dates

10 Days

January, the 1st;
January, the 6th;
April, the 25th;
May, the 1st;
June the 2nd;
August, the 15th;
November the 1st;
December, the 8th;
December, the 25th;
December, the 26th.
Legge 27 maggio 1949 §1


Kazakhstan - Working time - 2009


LAST UPDATE

23 July 2009


Duration

General

24 calendar days
Labour Code §101
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2007: 18 working days

Exceptions

Employees working in harmful and dangerous conditions are entitled to a minimum of 6 additional days of annual leave

Disabled workers of Group I and II are entitled to a minimum of 15 annual leave days.
Labour Code §102


Payment

Date of payment

At least 3 days before the leave is taken.
Labour Code §105(5)


Latvia - Working time - 2009


LAST UPDATE

8 June 2009


Duration

General

Four calendar weeks.
Labour Law §149(1)
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2007: The working day before annual leave is taken shall be shortened by one hour, unless a shorter working time has been specified in a collective agreement, working procedure regulations or an employment contract.
  • 1995: 4 calendar weeks.

Exceptions

3 additional days each for employees who have three or more children under the age of 16 or a disabled child and employees exposed to special risk.
Labour Law §151


Payment

Amount

Not specified ("paid leave").
Labour Law §149(1)


Lithuania - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

4 July 2012

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Duration

General

The minimum annual leave has a duration of 28 calendar days.
Labour Code Art.166(1)
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 28 calendar days.
  • 2007: 35 days for employees who are under 18 years of age, single parents raising a child under 14 years of age, parents raising a disabled child under 18 years of age, disabled workers, and other persons as provided by law.
  • 1995: 28 calendar days.

Exceptions

Annual leave shall have a duration of 35 calendar days for employees under eighteen years old, employees who are alone raising a child under fourteen years old or a disabled child under eighteen years old, disabled persons and other persons specified by laws.

Extended annual leave up to 58 calendar days shall be granted to certain categories of employees whose work involves greater nervous, emotional and intellectual strain and professional risk, as well as to those employees who work in specific working conditions. The Government shall approve a list of categories of employees who are entitled to the extended leave and shall define therein the specific duration of the extended leave for each category of employees.
Labour Code Art.166, 167


Payment

Amount

During annual leave the employee shall be entitled to enjoy his average wage.
Annual leave may not be replaced by financial compensation, except in the case of the termination of the employment relationship or where the employee does not wish to take leave.
Labour Code Art.176(1), 177(1)

Date of payment

The annual leave shall be paid at least 3 calendar days before commencement of the leave.
Labour Code Art.176(2)


Number and dates

14 days
Labour Code Art.162(1)

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