Germany - Vacation days may not expire without notification - February 28, 2019

The Federal Labour Court (BAG) in Erfurt declares that employers must notify their employees to take their holidays and also point out that these days will lapse if not taken in due time. The court ruled that vacation days may not simply expire, if workers have not been warned in time they can claim their vacation days later. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) had ruled in November 2018 that employers must expressly warn their employees against the expiry of their leave. With the Federal Court ruling, European law is now integrated into German law.

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