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Now your holiday is being calculated according to the new Holiday Act

On 1 September 2020, the new Holiday Act came into force. If you are not sure what this means for you, read on and get the facts.

The new Holiday Act has come into force. This means that all employees have now transitioned to concurrent holiday. This again means that you earn paid leave that can be taken in the same holiday year (concurrently).

  • You earn 2.08 days of paid leave per month. You can take this paid leave from the first day of the following month.
  • You earn a total of 25 days of paid leave per holiday year, which runs from 1 September to 31 August.
  • You have to take your holiday during the ‘holiday leave period’, which last for sixteen months: from 1 September to 31 December of the next year. With the previous Holiday Act the holiday leave period was only 12 months.

The concurrent holiday system, whereby you earn and take paid leave during an overlapping period, is new. So it’s a good idea to plan ahead and think about how much paid leave you want to take, for example in the autumn break, the Christmas holidays and especially the summer. This way you can be certain that you will earn enough paid leave to cover your holidays.

You’ll find an overview over the paid leave you’ve already taken on your staff profile at www.medarbejdere.au.dk (log on with your AU ID). You can also find out how much paid leave you’ll earn over the course of the holiday year.

In addition to the 25 days of paid leave, you will continue to earn five days of ‘special’ paid leave per calendar year. The special paid leave can be taken from 1 May. You can still take special paid leave in the period 1 May to 30 April the next year.

Would you like to learn more?

Read an overview of the holiday rules and a holiday FAQ here

 If you have any questions, please contact your local HR partner.