The employee’s entitlement to annual leave accumulates on the basis of the number of working months.
A working month consists of a calendar month in which the employee worked no less than 14 days or 35 working hours. Being off work counts as working days if the employer is obliged to pay the employee normal wages for those days.
Similarly, working days and working hours on which the employee was unable to work due to, for example, maternity leave, special maternity leave, paternity leave and parenting leave, sick leave or leave due to an accident, count as working days with regard to annual leave entitlement (a maximum of 75 working days per an annual leave entitlement period).
Employees who are unable to work due to being temporarily laid off (a maximum of 30 working days at a time) are also entitled to their annual leave for that period. The basis for time off work counting as working time is decreed by the Law on Annual Leave, Chapter 2, Paragraph 7.