How much is holiday bonus?

  • Holiday bonuses are usually agreed upon in collective agreements.
  • The payment of holiday bonuses is not statutory: it is based on collective agreements and collective agreements for public servants, workplace-specific agreements and an employee's own employment contract.
  • The amount and bases of holiday bonus vary between collective agreements, but the bonus is usually 50 per cent of the holiday pay paid in money.
  • At many workplaces outside collective agreements and without applicable stipulations of holiday bonuses, employees nonetheless receive holiday bonuses.
  • In order to avoid interpretation problems with established practices, an employee without an applicable collective agreement should always agree upon holiday bonuses in his/her employment contract.