Employees must take their legal holiday entitlement before the end of the year. Nonetheless, we see in practice that some employees and employers make mutual agreements to transfer holidays to the following year. This practice is unlawful and is even a punishable offence! It is important that the entire holiday entitlement is taken in time.
Employees, by definition, do not work during holidays. Fortunately, neither blue- or white-collar workers suddenly lose their salaries during their holidays. However, holiday pay for both groups of workers is not calculated and paid out in the same way. We will explain how this works and also the exceptions such as variable salary and corrections.