Vacation internship and the period of study - the impact of graduation on the length of the leave
The holiday period is the period of work which determines the length of the holiday leave. You can read more about the amount of leave in the next section.
The leave entitlement
The length of the annual leave depends on the length of service, as provided for in Art. 154 par. 1 of the Labor Code. According to it, an employee is entitled to:
- 20 days of leave - if the employee has been employed for less than 10 years,
- 26 days - if the employee has been employed for at least 10 years.
The length of leave for a part-time employee is determined in proportion to the working time of this employee. An incomplete day of leave shall be rounded up to a full day.
Vacation internship - what does it include?
The periods of previous employment are included in the period of employment which determines the entitlement to leave and the length of leave.
In the case of simultaneous employment in two or more employment relationships, the period of the previous unfinished employment in the part prior to entering into the second or subsequent employment relationship is also included.
Vacation internship and the period of study
Pursuant to Art. 155 of the Labor Code, the period of work on which the length of the leave depends is included for the completion of:
- basic or equivalent vocational school - the duration of education provided for in the curriculum, but not more than 3 years,
- secondary vocational school - the duration of education provided for in the curriculum, but not more than 5 years,
- secondary vocational school for graduates of basic (equivalent) vocational schools - 5 years,
- general secondary school - 4 years,
- post-secondary school - 6 years,
- university - 8 years.
The above-mentioned learning periods are not added up.
Work and study at the same time and the holiday internship
In this matter, Art. 155 par. 2 of the Labor Code, because an employee who studied during his employment should know that his holiday period includes the period of employment in which the education was received, or the period of study - depending on what is more favorable for him.
Selected rules for granting annual leave
As a rule, leave is granted on days which are working days for an employee, in accordance with the applicable working time schedule, in the amount of hours corresponding to the daily working time of the employee on a given day.
As a rule, one day of leave corresponds to 8 working hours.
In the calendar year in which the employment relationship with the employee entitled to the next leave ends, the employee is entitled to leave:
with the current employer - in proportion to the period of work for that employer in the year when the employment relationship ended, unless the employee used the leave to the extent to which he was entitled or to a greater extent before the termination of this relationship,
at the next employer - in the following dimensions:
proportional to the period remaining until the end of a given calendar year - in the case of employment for a period not shorter than the end of a given calendar year,
proportional to the period of employment in a given calendar year - in the case of employment for a period shorter than the end of a given calendar year.
An employee who used the leave for a given calendar year and then obtained a higher leave entitlement during that year is entitled to a supplementary leave.