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Of Counsel Michael Magotsch, head of BCLP’s Frankfurt employment team, commented in DER BETRIEB published Nov. 12 on a ruling of the federal labor court regarding so called substitute holidays. The court decided that employers are due to compensate untaken holidays when an employee leaves the company and was not able to apply for vacation during proceedings of protection against his dismissal. Magotsch underlines that clauses in standard employment contracts regarding untaken holidays need to be reviewed carefully. Employers should grant the holiday entitlements that are usual in the industry to prevent unnecessary and time-consuming court proceedings. DER BETRIEB is one of the leading trade magazines for legal, tax and accounting in Germany.