Earnings-related unemployment allowance can be paid for midweek holidays (arkipyhä) during a temporary lay-off on the same grounds as other days of lay-off, provided that you have not received full pay for the midweek holiday.
Different sectors have different practices for compensating employees for midweek holidays:
- separate midweek holiday compensation
- no separate compensation, but a midweek holiday during a workweek does not reduce the amount of salary paid
- midweek holidays reduce the amount of salary paid
Earnings-related unemployment allowance cannot be paid for a midweek holiday if your employer pays a full midweek holiday compensation or the holiday does not reduce your amount of salary. If your employer pays a midweek holiday compensation for part-time work, the compensation is taken into account as adjusted earned income.
If your employer pays you a midweek holiday compensation or the holiday does not reduce your salary, write down “paid midweek holiday” in the application for these days.