Paid Time Off (PTO)
PTO is calculated by the:
- The minimum annual leave is 20 days for employees who work a 5 day work week and 24 days for employees who work a 6 day work week.
There are 14 public holidays.
The duration of sick leave entitlement provided to workers is dependent on how long they have been employed by their employer:
- Sick leave and its payment are not subject to rules except for specific areas where there are relevant regulations in place or where this is provided in the employment contract.
- The social insurance legislation provides for sick pay from the 4th day of leave.
Female employees are entitled to 18 weeks of maternity leave and are extended to 22 weeks when there are twins, and 26 weeks when there are at least 3 births.
During this time the employee receives 72% of their salary and it is paid by the government.
Fathers are entitled to a total of 16 weeks of paternity leave, where 2 consecutive weeks can be taken with 16 weeks of the birth of a child.