How does it look around the world with the number of vacation days for an employee? Here are some interesting examples of how different countries have solved the number of by law, minimum paid vacation days.
Sweden has 25 statutory holidays. Of these, you have the right to use 20 of the days in following weeks during June, July or August. No employer can force you to have an unpaid vacation. Every year you have the right to save 5 vacation days.
US has 0 (zero) vacation days. Instead, it’s the employer that decides the number. Surveys show that most workers after one year on the workplace have an average of 10 days of paid vacation. Meanwhile, a quarter of all American workers have no paid vacation at all.
In Japan, you have 10 days to a ground. Japanese people are famous for their love of vacation and travel, but in fact, in 2013 every sixth Japanese did not use any vacation days at all. The authorities have begun discussions about whether it should be mandatory to take at least 5 days per year. This is to avoid a burnout among the population.
In Hungary, the foundation is 20 vacation days. These increases since the older you get and depending on the number of children you have. One child gives two vacation days and at least 3 children provide seven additional days.
In Romania, the standard is 20 vacation days. For people who are disabled, minors or working with dangerous things, are given extra days beyond the 20 standard days.
In Brazil, you get vacation days for attendance. If you have been away for less than five days in a year you get 30 days. However, if you have been away for over 24 days in a year, you only get 12 vacation days.