Paid Time Off (PTO)
An employee who has worked a full year is entitled to 4 weeks (28 days) of paid leave. If the employee has been employed for less than one year, leave is calculated on a prorated basis.
There are 15 public holidays.
An employee can claim sick leave for the entire time of their illness until their doctor confirms that the employee is able to return. For the first 14 days of sick leave, the employer is obligated to pay 80% of the employee’s salary. From the 15th day onward, Social Insurance compensates the employee for 70% of their average salary of the past 6 months.
Women are entitled to 12 consecutive months of maternity leave. This includes a minimum of 35 days of leave before the child is born and 63 days after the birth of the child. Women who carry more than one child are entitled to 390 days of maternity leave.
During maternity leave the Social Insurance compensates the employee for 80% of the average monthly salary from the last 12 months for the first 6 months and 50% for the following 6 months.
There are no statutory laws regarding paternity leave.