Leave

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

Switzerland :: Public holidays 2020

 January 1 New Year’s Day (Wednesday) May 21Ascension Day (Thursday) August 1 National Day (Saturday)  December 25Christmas Day (Friday) Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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Switzerland :: Public holidays 2019

 January 1 New Year’s Day (Tuesday) May 30Ascension Day (Thursday) August 1 National Day (Thursday)  December 25Christmas Day (Wednesday) Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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Switzerland :: Sickness absence

Once an employment contract has been operational for at least three months, an employee may claim sick pay from their employer for certificated periods of absence …

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Switzerland :: Other leave entitlements

Additional leave of one or two days is granted to an employee on their marriage, death of a close relative or when they move house …

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Switzerland :: Maternity and related leave

Maternity leave must be granted on production of a medical certificate …

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Switzerland :: Holiday entitlement carryover

It is not generally lawful to pay employees in lieu of holidays not taken …

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Switzerland :: Annual leave

Employees are entitled to 4 weeks’  paid annual vacation (5 weeks for those under 20 years old), plus public holidays within the canton where they work …

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