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Please note: take your 2019 statutory vacation hours before 1 July

24 February 2020

Do you still have some 2019 statutory vacation hours left? Make sure you take them before 1 July 2020.

Overview hours in Self Service

You will find an overview of your vacation hours in Self Service, under Leave -> Show time account: 'Wettelijk Restant 2019'. You do not have to indicate what hours you want to take: the hours that will expire first, will automatically be written off first. Make sure you actually take the hours, only planning to use them is not enough.

Why statutory vacation hours? 

The law states that every employee needs a minimum number of vacation hours – four times their weekly hours of work – in order to recuperate after working. These hours form the statutory vacation leave. In view of that aim – recuperation after work – the law is intended to discourage the employee from carrying these hours over: the hours must be taken before 1 July of the following calendar year, or they will expire.

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