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Mid-week holidays

Mid-week holidays

Mid-week holidays are paid days off. You should check the impact mid-week holidays have on working hours and the compensation paid for them in your sector’s collective agreement. Independence Day pay is regulated by law.
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Determining working hours for part-time work during a week that includes mid-week holidays
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If a part-time employee is scheduled to work on fixed days of the week, such as from Mondays to Wednesdays, they will work as usual from Monday to Wednesday on a week that includes mid-week holidays. If the part-time employee’s workday is on a mid-week holiday, it is normally a paid day off. If the mid-week holiday is on a day off, the working hours of that week are not reduced by giving ‘extra’ leave on a workday.

If the person working part-time is under a separate working hours system, according to which working hours are adjusted to an agreed average (for example, 60% of the average weekly working hours of 36.4), the employee will work in accordance with the working hours system on the week that includes mid-week holidays.

If the employee is not under a working hours system that takes mid-week holidays into account, the employee’s working hours must correspond to the agreed amount of work in a calendar month. For example, the working hours of a part-time employee must be 60% of the working hours of a full-time employee during the month in question.

If an employee is paid by the hour, they should check how working hours are determined in their sector’s collective agreement.

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