Press release from the MOL:
Approximately 50% of workers have not reached 5 years of seniority in their current jobs. This amendment [from the TT article I thought it was a separate amendment] will change annual leave to the following:
0.5 years: 3 days (up from 0)
2 years: 10 days (up from 7 [which is currently awarded after 1 year])
3 years: 14 days (up from 10)
5 years: 15 days (up from 14)
10 years: 1 extra day for each year, max. total 30 days
Measures will be taken to reduce incidents of annual leave not being granted/paid.
Other stuff in the press release:
- One of the weekly rest days is flexible, with overtime pay.
- Holidays are now synchronized for the public and private sectors! Hooray! [Except that they're not...]
- When wages are paid, employers must provide the details of how they were calculated.
- Shift workers must have at least 11 hours off between shifts.
- Complaints about firings, demotions, salary reductions etc. will result in written responses to the complainants within 60 days, and their identities will be kept secret. [Complainants' identities are already supposed to be confidential unless the complainants agree otherwise, so presumably this means either that they're strengthening the confidentiality to prevent leaks, or they're removing the option to consent to the information being revealed.]
- For violations regarding wages and working hours, the maximum penalty will be raised to $1,000,000. And for large companies with serious violations involving large numbers of people, the maximum will be raised by 50%.