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Holiday and leave entitlement in German labour law

The leave entitlement is regulated by the employment contract. The tariff regulations apply. According to the German Federal Leave Act, an employee is entitled to at least four weeks’ leave per year. This is equivalent to 24 working days or 20 working days for a 5-days week. However, the employee must first acquire his days …

Leave of absence under German labour law

“Consider yourself on leave until further notice!” An exemption/leave of absence may be decided colloquially. This means that the employer releases the employee from labor conscriptions for an undetermined period of time. Consequences of an exemption from work: The employee can not comply with his work until a legal termination of the contract; The employee …