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Original name: 1977:480 Semesterlag.
Name: Annual Leave Act (1977:480).
Country: Sweden
Subject(s): Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1977-06-09
Entry into force:
Published on: Svensk Författningssamling, 1977, No. 480
ISN: SWE-1977-L-13228
Bibliography: Svensk Författningssamling, 1977, No. 480
English translation English translation Government Offices of Sweden, Sweden PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-03-08)
Act online in Swedish, Consolidated Text Act online in Swedish, Consolidated Text Regeringskansliets rättsdatabaser, Notisum AB,, Sweden, 7 pp. PDF of Act as amended to Act 2014:424 PDF of Act as amended to Act 2014:424 (consulted on 2015-05-07)
Abstract/Citation: The consolidation of the Act includes a total of 33 amending texts through June 2014 (up to Act 2014:424). The consolidated text includes various amendments.

Provides for regulations concerning the right to annual leave benefits. annual leave benefits include annual leave days, annual leave payment and annual leave compensation.

Contains 28 sections concerning, inter alia:

Section 1: Annual leave benefits.
Section 2: Agreements between employers and employees.
Section 3: Annual leave and accrual years.
Section 4: Annual leave and annual leave days.
Section 5: Leave with payment.
Section 6: Annual leave days without payment.
Section 7: Annual leave for employees who regularly work on Saturday or Sunday.
Section 8: Annual leave time.
Section 9: Annual leave during lay-off.
Section 10: Annual leave in connection with notice of termination and illness etc.
Section 11: Calculating annual leave payment.
Section 12: Annual leave payment according to the same wage rule.
Section 13: Annual leave payment according to the percentage rule.
Section 14: Annual leave payment based on absence days.
Section 15: Right to save annual leave days.
Section 16: Scheduling of saved annual leave days.
Section 17: Annual leave payment for saved annual leave days.
Section 18: Specific provisions for annual leave payment.
Section 19: Payment for annual leave.
Section 20: Annual leave payment for annual leave days not used.
Section 21: Annual leave payment.
Section 22: Payment of annual leave compensation.
Section 23: Uncontrolled workers.
Section 24: New employment in connection with a previous employment.
Section 25: Transition to a new employer.
Section 26: Compensation for damages.
Section 27: Limitation.
Section 28: Procedure.
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