Responsibility lies with the employer
Vacation that has not been requested before the year-end will no longer expire automatically. Instead, the employer is now obligated to timely inform their employees ahead of time. Only if:
- Adequate information has been provided,
- Opportunities to take the remaining vacation days have been ensured, and -There is evidence, can the remaining vacation days actually expire.
What the notice about remaining vacation entails?
The employer's notice must be a formal request, informing employees about their remaining vacation days. Only if this notice is given in a timely manner and the employee still does not take the vacation, will the remaining vacation expire.
Inheritance of vacation is now possible
Furthermore, a decision was made regarding the inheritance of vacation. This means that if employees pass away, their respective heirs can demand a compensation payment for the remaining vacation. The payout serves as compensation for the untaken vacation days that would normally belong to the employee.