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Would it be nice to discover that you have more vacation days coming to you than you realized?
This article is 3rd in a 4-part series about 3 Israeli Labor Laws You Do Not Know But Should by Moshe Egel-Tal, CSPP.
By the Annual Leave Law (pdf), every employee is entitled to an annual vacation day allotment based on their years of tenure with their employer. The allotment is dictated by this table of minimum requirements:
|Years of Tenure with Employer||Annual Vacation Days Allotment *|
|Up to 4 years||14|
The values in the table are for full-time positions i.e. people working 6 days a week (as defined by the law – and as yet to be revised even though the majority work 5 day weeks). All other workers are entitled to allotments proportional to how much they work relative to a full-time position. In other words, if someone works half-time their allotment would be 50% of the value in the table.
These are minimum requirements that the employer must meet but can add to them.
Although employees must be allowed to take vacation leave, the employer may determine when as long as several conditions are met:
Moshe Egel-Tal is a certified senior payroll professional (CSPP) with over 20 years experience in the finance field. He has vast experience in payroll instruction to end users, setup and implementation of payroll departments and fine-tuning payroll processes for companies. Moshe has lectured at university on labor laws in HR managers' courses and at payroll comptrollers' courses. Born in Chicago, Moshe made aliya in 1978 and resides with his wife and 3 sons in Jerusalem. Get Moshe's book “Tax Benefits for Salaried Employees in Israel“.
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