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Public holiday regulations

The public holiday regulation refers to the legal regulations that determine on which public holidays employees in certain industries have days off work. The regulations vary from country to country and region to region and determine on which public holidays employees have the right to paid days off. There are specific laws in many countries that detail how public holidays are handled to ensure that workers are properly compensated and protected.

Holiday regulations in Germany

The Working Hours Act regulates public holiday regulations in Germany. In principle, employees have time off on public holidays. Employees are entitled to holiday bonuses or substitute rest days if they have to work on public holidays. In Germany, there are public holidays such as New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Labor Day, German Unity Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. It is possible that additional public holidays may be added depending on the federal state.

Public holiday regulations in Switzerland

The Swiss Labor Act regulates public holidays in Switzerland. If a public holiday falls on a working day, employees are entitled to payment. Examples of public holidays in Switzerland are New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension Day, Whitsun, Swiss National Day, Assumption Day, All Saints' Day, Christmas Day and St. Stephen's Day. Employees are entitled to continued payment of wages on public holidays. The importance of public holiday regulations for employees It is important for employees to observe the public holiday regulations, as they ensure that appropriate rest breaks and recovery periods are guaranteed. Public holidays give employees the opportunity to spend time with their families and friends and to relax. Public holidays also contribute to work-life balance and have cultural and religious significance.

Work performance on public holidays and exceptional situations

In some sectors, such as healthcare or the hospitality industry, it is necessary to work on public holidays. In such cases, there are special regulations to ensure that employees are adequately compensated. It is the responsibility of employers to ensure that employees who work on public holidays either receive additional payments or are granted substitute rest days. Employers must comply with public holiday legislation to protect employees' rights.