The days of leave to he or she will be entitled still depend on the months he or she has worked at the same employer. Vacation is paid with the normal agreed salary. Sundays, public holidays and sick leave are not included in vacation leave. If, for example, an employee takes vacation leave of 10 days and the fifth day is a public holiday, he or she will come back to work on the 11th day.
From when they start work in a business and until they have completed 12 months of continuous employment, employees are entitled to a percentage of the normal annual paid leave which is proportional to the time they have spent in the business. The percentage is calculated on the basis of annual leave of 24 working days or, if the business operates a five-day working week system, of 20 working days without including in the calculation those days of the week on which the person does not work because of the system applied. The employer is obliged to grant the above-mentioned proportion of annual leave by the end of the calendar year in which the employee was recruited.
In the second calendar year, employees are entitled to normal annual paid leave in proportion to the length of their employment in the business. The leave 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 business operates a five-day week. Exceptionally, leave may be divided into two periods during the calendar year if there is a particularly serious or urgent need on the part of the business or holding.
In each following calendar year, employees are entitled to receive their normal annual paid leave from 1 January of each year, as well as their leave allowance (an additional half salary for private sector employees).
If the employer is a business that runs five days per week, the following applies:
Employees that have been working for a period of 10 years for the same employer or for a period of 12 years for any employer under any employment relationship are entitled to 25 days of holiday leave.
f the employer is a business that runs six days per week, the following applies:
Employees that have been working for a period of 10 years for the same employer or have been working for a period of 12 years for any employer under any employment relationship are entitled to 30 days of holiday leave.
A vacation bonus is also obligatory by statute. This equals 50 per cent of the monthly salary or (if the employee is paid per diem) 13 times per diem.
In addition, the employer is required to grant at least half of the permits (of his entitled employees) between 1 May and 30 September of each year
Under the current legislation, the employee does not have to submit an application (written or oral) in order to get his or her legal annual vacation. The employer is obliged to grant the legal annual vacation to the employee before the termination of the year, even if the employee did not ask for it, otherwise the employer is subject to penal sanctions. (100% of the annual leave)