Government regulations state that paid vacation days are earned during the calendar year.

As a general rule, vacation days are to be used the same year they are earned. Thus, as newly employed you are entitled to vacation during your first year of employment. The number of paid vacation days is calculated from expected yearly work hours.

If you have earned more than 20 vacation days you may save any further days earned to another year. You may have no more than 35 vacation days saved at any time.

If your employment ends while you have used more paid vacation days than you have earned, you will have to make a repayment to your employer. If you have vacation days left when your employment ends, you will receive compensation in pay.

Teaching staff are given all their vacation days beginning on the first Monday after Midsummer, as stated in the local agreement for teaching staff. If special circumstances arise, the Head of School and the teacher in question may agree on other terms.

If you have been on unpaid leave of absence, the number of vacation days earned will decrease in proportion to the length of the leave (some deductible days are exempted).

Number of vacation days depends on your age

  • up to 29 years - 28 days
  • from 30 years - 31 days
  • from 40 years - 35 days

Midsummer's Eve, Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve do not count as vacation days.

Vacation pay of 0,44% of the current salary will be paid for each (paid) vacation day used.