Home » Guide to working life » Employment relationships » Holiday and leave Last updated: 17.08.2023 Annual holiday, leave and days off vary between sectors When you work, you accumulate days of annual leave in accordance with the law. Other types of leave include family leave and study leave, for example, and days off based on mid-week holidays in accordance with collective agreements. Employment relationships Employment contracts Basics of employment relationships Termination of employment End of employment Cooperation and change negotiations Layoffs Terms of employment for young people Holiday and leave Getting annual holiday Giving annual holiday Annual holiday for fixed-term work Annual holiday and layoffs Family leave Study leave Mid-week public holidays Sick leave Working time Wages and holiday bonus In this section, we have compiled information about leave and days off in an employment relationship. All workers accumulate days of annual leave All workers accumulate days of annual leave. Even if a worker does not accumulate actual days of annual leave, she or he will receive holiday pay. Read more about annual leave: You get days of annual leave for each month that you work Granting annual leave, taking annual leave and deciding the time of annual leave Annual leave and layoffs Annual leave when your job is fixed-term Family leave and study leave When a child is born or adopted, a worker is entitled to family leave. Read more about family leave. A worker can apply for study leave, which means leave from work for training or study. Read more about study leave. Christmas, Easter and other mid-week holidays With the exception of Independence Day, mid-week holidays are not automatically days off for everyone. The collective agreement includes provisions on days off and compensation for mid-week holidays. Read more about mid-week holidays.