Paid Time Off (PTO)
Employees may take up to 5 days of paid vacation leave after 6 months' continuous employment.
Previously, under the EA 2000, an employee could only take 10 days paid vacation leave per year after completing 1 year of continuous employment.
The employees are entitled to another day off with pay if the public holiday coincides with their rest day. If an employee works on a public holiday, the same terms as that of overtime are applicable.
In Bermuda, an employee also gets paid for a ‘Rest Day’, which the employer must provide every week and comprises one(1) whole day (24 hours).
There are 10 public holidays in Bermuda.
In Bermuda employment law, employers must provide employees who have worked at least one year of continuous employment with eight days of paid sick leave per year.
The Employment (Maternity Leave Extension and Paternity Leave) Amendment Act became effective on 1 January 2020. This Act has extended the paid maternity leave from the initial eight weeks to thirteen weeks
In Bermuda, five days of paid paternity leave have also been added.