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Getting married - should I get extra-holidays?

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Does anyone know whether under Swiss-law the employer is obliged to grant extra vacation days in case the employee is getting married?

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Hello!

Does anyone know whether under Swiss-law the employer is obliged to grant extra vacation days in case the employee is getting married?

Thank you
Yeah you get an extra month on top of the 13 that you should be getting, and don't forget that you should also get a month for any children you have, two weeks for any pets that you might buy and a day off if you know how to cook rice. If you're lucky you won't actually have to work and their just pay you for being 'part of the company'.

Don't take this the wrong way ... I certainly hope not
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Re: Getting married - should I get extra-holidays?

Does that mean I may be entitled to extra holiday for staying single and not getting married
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Hello!

Does anyone know whether under Swiss-law the employer is obliged to grant extra vacation days in case the employee is getting married?

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Surely you have read your contract of employment where it should state clearly (Section ID-10t )that your employer gives you one months paid extra holiday for the honey moon.
Obviously it is beneficial for your employer that his staff get married, because probably within the next 18 months or so, you will have a baby and need maternity leave which can only benefit his business yet again.
I gather that you realise that you only need to work four days a week on full pay six months before the wedding in order that you can prepare your wedding and reception.

Didn't you realise that so many people are getting divorced to benefit from these company perks?
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Does that mean I may be entitled to extra holiday for staying single and not getting married
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Sorry Jemma, you actually should start to lose day to compensate the company for all of its 'married' employees. In effect you will have to work five days a work soon but only get paid for 4.

I am surprised your HR haven't made you aware of this before now. I suggest you go into HR first thing on Monday morning and request the changes to come into effect immediately.
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Sorry Jemma, you actually should start to lose day to compensate the company for all of its 'married' employees. In effect you will have to work five days a work soon but only get paid for 4.

I am surprised your HR haven't made you aware of this before now. I suggest you go into HR first thing on Monday morning and request the changes to come into effect immediately.
Even if you ARE married, you still lose a day if you don't have kids. It's part of our new 'Oh you don't have any kids. You can work on Saturday' rule.
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Hello!

Does anyone know whether under Swiss-law the employer is obliged to grant extra vacation days in case the employee is getting married?

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Hmmm, so I guess I should get extra vacation in case I get pregnant?
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Re: Getting married - should I get extra-holidays?

Actually not such a crazy question as implied by all these replies - I got a day off for the wedding of a relative. I work for a big company. It will depend on your contract.
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Hmmm, so I guess I should get extra vacation in case I get pregnant?
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Only if you are the one getting pregnant, married to, related, living next door or are a friend of a friend of someone. Remember if you are expecting twins everyone gets double.

Rumours were that Lehmanns never went broke because of the financial crisis but because an employee got married and had triplets all in the same year!
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Hmmm, so I guess I should get extra vacation in case I get pregnant?
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This is discrimination I want a week of for trying to make someone pregnant
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Re: Getting married - should I get extra-holidays?

Big companies have offered variously days off for wedding day, paternity leave, children being sick, so the sarcasm from these sad, lonely, childless/singles , wasn't really justified.

Best ask your HR representative.
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Old 24.01.2010, 18:43
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so the sarcasm from these happy and content childless/singles , wasn't really justified
Fixed that for you
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Re: Getting married - should I get extra-holidays?

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Actually not such a crazy question as implied by all these replies - I got a day off for the wedding of a relative. I work for a big company. It will depend on your contract.
Exactly, got it in 1, "it depends on your contract"
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Big companies have offered variously days off for wedding day, paternity leave, children being sick, so the sarcasm from these sad, lonely, childless/singles , wasn't really justified.

Best ask your HR representative.
Hey I am both married and pregnant but I guess were I differ is that I think that with all of the world suffering in personal misery either through unemployment or disaster there still exists a 'grab as much as I can mentality' with many people and companies still offer crazy 'come and work for me' terms whilst making people redundant and posting loses.

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Re: Getting married - should I get extra-holidays?

I just checked my contract as I thought I'd seen something about extra holidays - I get an extra 3 days if I get married. (various numbers of days of for all sorts of other things too).

So definitely worth checking your contract.
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Hey I am both married and pregnant but I guess were I differ is that I think that with all of the world suffering in personal misery either through unemployment or disaster there still exists a 'grab as much as I can mentality' with many people and companies still offer crazy 'come and work for me' terms whilst making people redundant and posting loses.

Grab what I can? If the law entitles me to it, I'll take it. In exactly the same spirit that if the law requires it of me, I'll pay it.

I get my MWST back from my shopping in German. I also stop at the border and declare my purchases when necessary.

However, I'm as baffled as you are how companies will pay sign on bonuses, fly you out here with your spouse all expenses paid, and then refuse a tiny salary increase, or get rid of you at the drop of a hat. It costs an absolute fortune to recruit people, but only a little to retain them... of course, for recruitment it's HRs job to get good people. For retention you have to rely on moronic, political management...
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Re: Getting married - should I get extra-holidays?

Thank you for all the relevant answers.

I found it myself:

"Article 329, par. 3, of the Swiss Code of Obligations stipulates that employers must grant employees hours and days off (in addition to vacations and holidays) for events generally accepted as being of special importance. The most common include :

* For a wedding : 1 day + 1/2 day on the preceding day and 1/2 day on the following day, i.e. between 2 and 3 days,
(...)"

(http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/...ab/manla8.html)
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Thank you for all the relevant answers.

I found it myself:

"Article 329, par. 3, of the Swiss Code of Obligations stipulates that employers must grant employees hours and days off (in addition to vacations and holidays) for events generally accepted as being of special importance. The most common include :

* For a wedding : 1 day + 1/2 day on the preceding day and 1/2 day on the following day, i.e. between 2 and 3 days,
(...)"

(http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/...ab/manla8.html)
Well spotted!

Unfortunately, the Swiss statute they reference doesn't say anything of the sort. Maybe the law has changed?

Here (in German) is Article 329:
http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/sr/220/a329.html
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Re: Getting married - should I get extra-holidays?

Some employers give a few days for your wedding (this is what you are refering to right). Just check with HR.

Congratulations!
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