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 2021

 January 1 New Year’s Day (Friday) May 13Ascension Day (Thursday) August 1 National Day (Sunday)  December 25Christmas Day (Saturday) Kindly note that the dates for 2021 in our tables must still be regarded as provisional as they may be modified by local official bodies …

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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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