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Employment law:- i have a couple of questions, I would like

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Employment law:- i have a couple of questions, I would like to know the statutory holiday in Germany, our office is in Bochum, also are holidays, by German law always by calendar year? one last thing if staff have to go to Trade fairs are they by German law given an additional day's leave?


Dear Customer,

Thank you so much for your question.

In German Law holidays are always granted from Janary 1, till dec 31 with the exception that it can be granted until March 31, if there is a good reason for it being delayed.

The statutory holida depends on how many days a week you are working.

If you are working 6 days you have 24 days, if you are working 5 days you have 20 days and so on

Going to Trade Fairs does not give additional leave

I hope I was able to help

Have you got any further questions ?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Claudia


thank you for this information, just to be clear the 20 days holiday for a 5 day week are day's of choice and any bank holidays are additional ?

Yes, exactly

Holidays are additional

The 20 days is the absolute legal minimum
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Claudia


I do have one more question on this subject, is it possible for you to let me know what additional national and regional holidays there are for the staff in our Bochum office, or where i could find this information?





Dear Customner,

these holidays are religious holidays mostly and vary from Bundesland to Bundesland

Here they are for Nordrhein. Westfalen

Neujahr: 01.01.2014, Mittwoch
Karfreitag: 18.04.2014, Freitag
Ostermontag: 21.04.2014, Montag
Tag der Arbeit: 01.05.2014, Donnerstag
Christi Himmelfahrt: 29.05.2014, Donnerstag
Pfingstmontag: 09.06.2014, Montag
Fronleichnam: 19.06.2014, Donnerstag
Tag der Deutschen Einheit: 03.10.2014, Freitag
Allerheiligen: 01.11.2014, Samstag
1. Weihnachtstag: 25.12.2014, Donnerstag
2. Weihnachtstag: 26.12.2014, Freitag

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Claudia


Thank you for this information, i think this is all i need at the moment.





You are welcome

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