The vacation year coincides with the calendar year. Vacation hours are accrued pro rata the duration of the employment contract in the calendar year.
For each full calendar year in which the employment contract continues, you are entitled to 25 holidays based on full-time employment agreement or a pro rata amount based on part-time employment. Days not used may be carried over to the following year. On top of that you are also entitled to 6 ATV days. ATV days not taken before the end of the calendar year will lapse.
Selling vacation days
Once per year, you will have the opportunity to sell surplus vacation days. By Dutch labor law you are not allowed to sell the statutory vacation days, which are 20 vacation days. The maximum amount of vacation days you can sell per year are 5 days (above statutory) based on full time employment.
The national public holidays are: New Years’ day, Easter Monday, King’s Day, Liberation Day, Ascension Day, Pentecost, Whit Monday, Christmas day and Boxing Day.
Intralox in the Netherlands will be closed on the public holiday dates. Customer Service and Operations may be open following departmental guidelines.
Employee Assistance Program
At Intralox we want to preserve a positive culture around mental health at work by acknowledging the importance of our employees’ emotional, psychological and social wellbeing.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free benefit available for all Intralox’s employees and eligible family members to help meet the challenges of life. An EAP is a valuable resource that can help identify and resolve many workplace, family, social, economic, and mental health concerns. Regardless of whether you contact the EAP on your own or if a supervisor recommends the EAP, all services are completely confidential and free of charge.
EAP is delivered by professionals of Aetna who are trained to assess and help us resolve a variety of personal and workplace concerns. When additional services are needed, they guide us to appropriate resources. It is very simple to access the services. You simply call your local EAP directly, schedule an appointment, and meet with one of the professionals by phone or in person.
Our workplace, products and systems are designed to fit our employees. The goal is to eliminate symptoms such as fatigue, discomfort, pain and the risk of injury due to the working environment.
At the Operations department, we have launched Smart Ergonomics and an internal coaching program which focusses on heavy physical work. The coaches are trained to make the work easier, more efficient, and safer. We achieve sustainability by minimizing the physical workload and reducing the risk factors. Ergonomics is a part of our work process.
We also want to protect our employees who spend their working hours in front of a computer. For working behind computers, we have also initiated a coaching program. Our coaches provide personal guidance to all employees and are the first point of contact for any questions or issues. The coaches will work out possible improvements in the workspace/desk-setup and structure of the work. Your workstation will be ergonomically arranged to your needs. The goal is to achieve the most comfortable posture.
You are offered a free, second-class NS Business Card to travel from home to office on public transport (NS-Business Card Traject Vrij 2e klasse). For employees who live in Amsterdam (and area) a free GVB subscription is offered to travel with the metro, bus and tram. The sterwaarde and centrumzone of the GVB subscription is based on the home-office journey. If travelling by public transport is not an option for you, you can opt to receive a monthly travel allowance.