Rights and obligations regarding holiday
Right to take holiday
- All employees have the right to take 25 days of holiday per year (30 days for employees over the age of 60).
- If you start work for the University after 30 September, you are entitled to 5 days of holiday in the first year of employment.
- Your holiday entitlement may comprise paid or unpaid holiday, depending on the amount of holiday earned the previous year.
Obligation to take holiday
- All employees are obliged to take at least the number of days' holiday with salary earned during the previous year, maximum 25 days (30 days for employees over the age of 60). Read more about the calculation of the number of holiday days earned with salary.
- This obligation applies irrespective of whether the accrual basis for holiday entitlement was earned with a state enterprise or other employer.
- Note: The obligation also applies when holiday money earned with a previous employer has been paid.
Sickness and holiday
Different regulations apply, depending on whether the timing for the holiday has been determined:
- Sickness which occurs prior to holiday
- If an employee is on 100% sickness absence prior to the holiday, he/she is entitled to request postponement of the holiday. This request must be submitted together with a medical certificate at the latest by the last working day before the holiday is scheduled to start.
- When holiday is postponed due to 100% sickness absence, employees are allowed to exceed the maximum number of days for carrying over holidays (14 days) by up to 10 days, provided that an agreement has been reached for normal carrying over of holidays before the sickness occurred. Read more about transfer of holiday days.
- Employees who have been on 100% sickness absence and have therefore been prevented from taking their full holiday entitlement before the end of the year may apply for payment of salary for holiday not taken. Read more about payment for holiday not taken due to sickness.
- Sickness which occurs during a holiday
- Employees are entitled to request postponement of holiday if the sickness lasts for at least 1 working day.
- The sickness must require 100% absence and be documented by a medical certificate from a doctor. If the medical certificate has been issued by a doctor abroad, you must also submit the form self-declaration during stays abroad - NAV 08-09.06 (nav.no) so that UiO can request a refund of sickness benefits from NAV.
- Postponed holiday entitlement due to sickness must be taken at a later date during the holiday year in question.
- Long-term sick leave
- Employees on long-term sickness absence and who are due to be transferred to a disability pension and/or work assessment allowance should enter into an agreement with the employer regarding taking holiday during the period of sickness absence or prior to the start-up for the disability pension/work assessment allowance.
- The total support period during which the employee is entitled to sick pay will correspond to the extension.
- Reports of such holidays must be submitted to the Absence group in the Pay Section.
- Read more about holiday entitlement in the event of long-term sick leave.
Published Dec 19, 2011 01:00 AM - Last modified Apr 17, 2013 03:12 PM