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Part-time vacation entitlement

What is part-time vacation entitlement?

Part-time leave entitlement refers to the paid leave that part-time employees in a company can take. The number of days of leave varies depending on working hours and level of employment, but part-time employees have the same entitlement to paid leave as full-time employees.

How is vacation entitlement calculated for part-time employees?

As a rule, part-time vacation entitlement is calculated in proportion to weekly working hours. In Germany, employees are entitled to at least 24 working days of paid leave per year in accordance with the Federal Leave Act (BUrlG), assuming a 6-day week. The vacation entitlement is adjusted accordingly if working hours are reduced. An example of this is that a part-time employee who only works half days would be entitled to 12 working days' paid leave per year.