14 Mar, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

All about public holidays

14 Mar, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Public holidays, often eagerly awaited by workers, raise a number of questions related to their compensation when they fall ill during a period of illness, holidays or on a day not usually worked.

Is year-end leave paid for part-time workers? Can it be taken back if it falls during a period of illness or vacation? Here are some details to help you untangle the issue.

This article develops the following topics:

  • cantonal and federal public holidays
  • entitlement to wages on public holidays
  • the situation of part-time employees
  • employees paid on a monthly or weekly basis
  • employees paid by the hour or by the job
  • public holiday that falls on a day that is not usually worked
  • public holiday during the vacations
  • inter-cantonal situations and determination of holidays to be granted
  • illness on a holiday

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