Holiday

Salary during holidays

You receive salary during your holiday. Read about paid holidays here and become wiser about your options - whether you are unemployed, in a job or have had your working hours changed.

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Accruing holidays

You accrue 2.08 holidays for each month you are employed. You earn 25 vacation days per. holiday year, whether you are a full-time employee or working part-time.

If you are a permanent employee and are entitled to full pay on public holidays and sick days, you are entitled to paid holiday and 1% in holiday supplement.

However, you can choose holiday allowance with 12% of any taxable salary amount, the value of employee benefits that you do not use during your holiday and of your own contribution to the pension scheme.

If you are employed in a position where you are not entitled to pay on holidays and sick days, you will receive 12.5% ​​in holiday allowance. The holiday allowance is calculated on the basis of any taxable salary amount, the value of employee benefits that you do not use during your holiday and your own contribution to the pension scheme.

Holiday supplement

In addition to salary during the holiday, you are entitled to a holiday supplement. The rates depend on where you are employed:

  • As a private employee, your supplement is 1% of your salary during the holiday year. The supplement may also be higher, which will be stated in your contract.
  • As a government employee, your holiday supplement is 1.5% of your salary during the holiday year.
  • As an employee in a municipality or region, your holiday supplement is 1.95% of your salary during the holiday year.

The holiday supplement is paid in two ways:

Either at the same time as you are on holiday and then the amount will be holiday supplement linked to the holiday taken.
Or with the salary for May for holiday allowance earned 1 September - 31 May and holiday allowance for the last part of the holiday year with the salary for August.

Change of working hours

If you go up or down in time, it can affect the salary you subsequently receive while on vacation. If there is a difference in your working hours between the time of earning the holiday and when you take your holiday, a difference calculation must be made of your salary.

If you have changed working hours from e.g. 30 hours at the time of earning the holiday to 37 hours at the time of taking the holiday, your salary during the holiday must be your current hourly wage for 30 hours of holiday.

Specifically for public employees

In the regions and municipalities, holidays are calculated in hours instead of days. For full-time employees, a holiday year corresponds to 185 hours excluding agreed extra holiday days. Thus, municipal and regional employees earn 15.42 vacation hours per month if they are full-time employees.

If you are or have been unemployed

Public services

If you receive one or more public benefits during the earning year, the number of days with the benefit will be deducted from the days for which you want to receive holiday pay.

Holiday pay

As an unemployed person, you are entitled to holiday if you have earned it from a previous employment relationship. If you are not entitled to pay during holidays or holiday allowance, you may, under certain conditions, be entitled to holiday pay from your unemployment insurance fund. Contact the unemployment insurance fund for further advice on this.