Paid Time Off (PTO)
Employees must take eight vacation days within six months of accrual. The remaining days can be accumulated for up to three years.
Employees receive 15 days of paid leave each year.
An employee is entitled to receive annual leave pay of a minimum of 1.25 days for every month. Annual leave does not increase with the employment length with the employer.
There are 10 public holidays. If a public holidays falls on Sunday, it will be observed the following Monday.
The employee must inform the employer as soon as possible if they are absent from work for more than 24 hours. Employees receive up to 14 days of paid sick leave with a doctor’s certificate.
In Botswana, six weeks of maternity leave is taken before the expected due date and the remaining is taken after the birth. Female employees are entitled to 12 weeks of maternity leave.
There is no statutory paternity leave.