The Federal Labour Court has ruled that an employee who is on unpaid, special holiday for an entire calendar year is not entitled to paid minimum statutory holidays for such year, due to the suspension of the employee’s obligation to work. This constitutes a change to previous case law, pursuant to which the employee’s claim to paid minimum statutory holidays only required that an employment relationship existed and, therefore, such claim arose regardless of whether the parties had agreed to suspend the main obligations of the employment relationship
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