Leave

Information on annual leave, sick leave, maternity, paternity and parental leave, public holidays and other leave.

Germany :: Public holidays 2019

  January 1 New Year’s Day (Tuesday) January 6 Epiphany (Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt) (Sunday) April 19 Good Friday April 22 Easter Monday May 1 Labour Day (Wednesday) May 30 Ascension Day (Thursday) June 10 Whit Monday June 20 Corpus Christi (Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-W, Rhineland-P, Saarland and some areas in Thuringia and Saxony)(Thursday) August 15 Assumption (Saarland and some areas of Bavaria) (Thursday) October 3 German Unity Day (Thursday) October 31 Reformation Day (Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-WP, Saxony, Saxony Anhalt and some areas in Thuringia) (Thursday) November 1 All Saints Day (Baden-Wuerttemburg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-P, Saarland) (Friday)  November 20 Repentance Day (Saxony) (Wednesday) December 25 Christmas Day (Wednesday) December 26 2nd Day of Christmas (Thurday) Many collective agreements provide for the following Monday to be a compensatory holiday when a public holiday falls on a weekend …

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Germany :: Sick leave

Sick pay entitlements and procedures in Germany are regulated by both legal statute (Continued Payment of Wages Act and Civil Code) and sectoral or company collective agreements …

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Germany :: Public holidays 2020

  January 1 New Year’s Day (Wednesday) January 6 Epiphany (Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt) (Monday) April 10 Good Friday April 12 Easter Sunday (Brandenburg) April 13 Easter Monday May 1 Labour Day (Friday) May 21 Ascension Day (Thursday) May 31 Whit Sunday (Brandenburg) June 1 Whit Monday June 11 Corpus Christi (Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-W, Rhineland-P, Saarland) (Thursday) August 15 Assumption (Saarland and some areas of Bavaria) (Saturday) October 3 German Unity Day (Saturday) October 31 Reformation Day (Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-WP, Saxony, Saxony Anhalt and some areas in Thuringia) (Saturday) November 1 All Saints Day (Baden-Wuerttemburg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-P, Saarland) (Sunday)  November 18 Repentance Day (Saxony) (Wednesday) December 25 Christmas Day (Friday) December 26 2nd Day of Christmas (Saturday) Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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Germany :: Other leave

Emergency leave: The right to continued payment during leave of absence for personal reasons is laid down in section 616 of the German Civil Code …

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Germany :: Maternity and parental leave

Maternity leave The Maternity Protection Act requires employers to provide a minimum of 14 weeks maternity leave (six weeks before and eight weeks after the birth, irrespective of the stage of the pregnancy at which the baby was born) …

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Germany :: Holiday entitlement carryover

It is up to employees to ensure that they take all their leave entitlement …

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Germany :: Annual leave

The annual vacation leave entitlement is for 24 days’ for those on a six-day week and 20 days for those on a five-day week …

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