Vacation and public holiday compensation is paid to employees who have an employment contract with an hourly wage.
This wage type must be set up under "Employee - Employment - Employment" as follows:
The wage data
In "Wage values", the components "Vacation pay base in %" and "Holiday pay rate" must be configured with the rates that have been agreed in the employment contract / CLA or that apply according to cantonal legislation.
The recorded rate only corresponds to the monthly entitlement, but does not yet result in a payment. The accumulated amount will be paid out when vacations or holidays are taken with the activation of the components in the "Wage type settings".
After the rates have been configured, the next step is to activate the payment of these two components. Therefore, under "Wage type settings" the components "Vacation payment in the current month" and "Holiday payment" must be activated. If the payment of these components is monthly, select the "Period" function in the frequency, with the start date only.
If, on the other hand, it has been agreed that the employee will receive the vacation and/or public holiday pay during their vacation, the "Period" function does not need to be used. Simply enter the payment month that has been agreed upon and select the "One time" option.
It is possible for the compensation to be paid over several periods. At the beginning of the year, it is necessary to enter the first month that has been agreed upon for the payout. After this first payment, it is necessary to return to "Edit wage data" and enter the second month of payment and so on.
Payment of the expected vacation compensation over two periods:
The parameter must be set at the beginning of the year so that the payment of these compensations is correct and the program cumulates the months for which no compensations were paid.
In January 2023, suspension of vacation compensation, expected payment in July 2023.
In August 2023, discontinuation of vacation compensation, so that the last payment is made in December 2023.
The rate of 8.33% of vacation pay is based on the number of weeks of vacation and the number of weeks worked for a year.
For 4 weeks of vacation per year: 4/48 x 100 = 8.33 %.
For 5 weeks of vacation per year: 5/47 x 100 = 10.64 %
In the case of public holiday pay, the number of days is determined by the cantons, only August 1 is anchored in the federal constitution.
Tip: In the AbaNinja app, all holidays can be displayed per canton.