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Vacation entitlement

Hi everyone, my wife is in the process of changing jobs and I was surprised to learn that her new employer is only offering 20 days annual vacation (plus some time off during the Christmas period). In her present job, vacation entitlement rises from 20 to 25 days at age 50, but perhaps this is just company policy rather than a legal requirement. Does anyone know?
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Re: Vacation entitlement

I am not sure if there is any law here that says minimum vacation entitlement is 25 days.

I get 20 days as my annual leave.

So it may just be company policy.
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Old 26.07.2007, 14:34
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Re: Vacation entitlement

I seem to remember that legal minumum is 20 days a year but employers are free adjust their policies upward. I get 23 days.
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Re: Vacation entitlement

Minimum entitlement is four weeks (interestingly, five for under 20):

http://www.ch.ch/private/00054/00055...x.html?lang=en

Some firms offer more, and many add one week to employees turning 50, but there is no legal obligation to do so, says Mr. Bartholemew.
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Vacation days - swiss labour law - query

I heared that as per swiss labour law .. employer has to give 20 days of leave(paid holidays) for an year to employee.
One of my friend doesnt know this before coming here ..
he agreed for less days .. as he doesnt know the rule here

he asked abt this to his employer .. but employer is not ready to give 20 days..
what he can do now?

what about sick leaves in law?
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Re: Vacation days - swiss labour law - query

I don't know how uptodate this is, but i found this

http://geneva.angloinfo.com/countrie...and/employ.asp
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Re: Vacation entitlement

I have 20 days of vacation in my contract.

However since I started during the year (March 01) my entitlement for paid vacation is only 16,67 days.

My question is now wether I have the right to have 20 days of vacation per year (and of course pay for the remaining days up to 20 my self)?

If anyone has a link to a law or something similar, it would be very useful.

Thanks...
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I have 20 days of vacation in my contract.

However since I started during the year (March 01) my entitlement for paid vacation is only 16,67 days.

My question is now wether I have the right to have 20 days of vacation per year (and of course pay for the remaining days up to 20 my self)?

If anyone has a link to a law or something similar, it would be very useful.

Thanks...
You are a permie or contractor?

I am paid for a certain amount of holiday (no idea how much TBH) but I would effectively pay for anything above this.
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I have 20 days of vacation in my contract.

However since I started during the year (March 01) my entitlement for paid vacation is only 16,67 days.

My question is now wether I have the right to have 20 days of vacation per year (and of course pay for the remaining days up to 20 my self)?

If anyone has a link to a law or something similar, it would be very useful.

Thanks...
The law prescribes at least 20 days of paid vacation per year. As you started March 1st, that prorates down to 16.67.... If your employer agrees you can take any number of extra leave days, which however will not be paid.
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I have 20 days of vacation in my contract.

However since I started during the year (March 01) my entitlement for paid vacation is only 16,67 days.

My question is now wether I have the right to have 20 days of vacation per year (and of course pay for the remaining days up to 20 my self)?

If anyone has a link to a law or something similar, it would be very useful.

Thanks...
Torso, you have a legal right to a proportion of the 20 days corresponding to the proportion of the year in which you have been employed - therefore to 16,67 days, not 20. But don't forget there are public holidays to add to your personal vacation entitlement.
Unpaid leave is at the discretion of your employer.
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Re: Vacation entitlement

I have a permanent position.

I would happily pay for the remaining days up to 20, but my line manager will not allow it, so thats why I want to find out if some Swiss law says that an individual have the right to at least 20 days of vacation per year (paid or unpaid)
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I have a permanent position.

I would happily pay for the remaining days up to 20, but my line manager will not allow it, so thats why I want to find out if some Swiss law says that an individual have the right to at least 20 days of vacation per year (paid or unpaid)
The law specifies that entitlement to paid vacation days is prorated according to length of service. There is no law governing unpaid vacation.

So I guess the answer to your question is no.
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Re: Vacation entitlement

Ok - this seems quite clear unfortunately...

Happy I did not start June 01 or similar - that would worst case mean no summer vacation for that particular year.

Anyways - thanks to the forum for always swift and comprehensive replies
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Re: Vacation entitlement

It could be better or worse.
In Germany probationary periods are up to 6 months, and although you have 25 days vacation or 30 you can't take any for the first 6 months.
Compared to other civilised countries, like the UK there wasn't even a statutory entitlement to holiday until the EU Working Time directive was adopted recently.
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