Paid Time Off (PTO)
In Bolivia is outlined in the employment contract as a minimum of 15 days paid leave a year (following completion of 1-year service) in addition to public holidays.
This increases to 20 days paid leave once the employee has been employed for five years and increases after ten years of service to 30 days paid leave per year.
There are 10 public holidays.
Employees are entitled to up to 26 weeks of paid sick leave per year and must provide a medical certificate within 48 hours of the first day of sickness.
The employer pays the sick pay at 100.00% of the regular salary rate (to be reimbursed at a rate of 75.00% from the social security) from the 5th day of sickness.
Female employees are eligible for maternity benefits, consisting of 90 days paid maternity leave, 45 days before the due date, and 45 days after.
The employer will pay the maternity benefit at 100.00% of the national minimum wage; the employer will receive a reimbursement of 90.00% from social security.
The father is entitled to mandatory paid paternity leave of 3 days.