Paid Time Off (PTO)
PTO is calculated by the:
- Employees who have been employed for at least 1 year are entitled to 15 working days paid leave.
There are 16 public holidays in Chile.
The duration of sick leave entitlement provided to workers is dependent on how long they have been employed by their employer:
In Chile, employees are entitled to sick leave if they can provide a medical certificate within 2 days from the beginning of the leave. The employer must then forward the certificate to the health insurance within 3 days.
- For the first 3 days of sick leave, the employee is not entitled to pay
- From the 4th day on, employees are entitled to sick pay, however, it may be subject to a cap.
In Chile, the woman is entitled to 30 weeks of paid maternity leave, divided by 6 weeks before the birth and 24 weeks after, and is paid by health insurance.
During the pregnancy, the woman is not required to participate in activities that would endanger her health (i.e. heavy lifting). If this is a requirement of the job, the employer must reassign her to a different position during her pregnancy without pay reduction.
Fathers are entitled to 5 days of paid paternity leave.
After the 7th week of birth, the mother can opt to transfer some or all of her maternity leave to the father.