Daily Archive: February 19, 2015

No reduction of holiday entitlement when switching from full to part-time

The Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht, BAG) has strengthened the holiday entitlement of part-time workers in a judgment of February 10, 2015 (10 AZR 453/13). The judges decided that the proportionate reduction of vacation days when switching from a full-time job to a part-time job is unlawful.  The dispute concerned a public service employee of the …

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Vacation + vacation allowance has to be granted unconditionally

The Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht) ruled on February 10, 2015 (docket number: 9 AZR 455/13) that an employee’s claim for paid vacation can only be fulfilled either if the vacation allowance (Urlaubsgeld) is paid before the first vacation day or if the vacation allowance is promised unconditionally. With this judgement the Federal Labour Court changed …

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