Paid Time Off (PTO)
Employees are entitled to 4 weeks of paid leave.
There are 13 public holidays.
During the first 14 days of illness, the employee is entitled to receive 60% of their regular wages, so long as the employee has fulfilled the conditions to be eligible for this entitlement.
In the Czech Republic, a woman is entitled to 28 weeks of maternity leave or 37 weeks for multiple births. The leave can start at least 8 weeks before the expected due date, but no later than 6 weeks. Maternity leave is compensated at 70% of the regular salary, however, this amount depends on how much the employee has contributed to social security. In addition, at least 14 weeks of maternity leave must be taken.
New fathers are able to take leave in lieu of the mother after the first 7 weeks from birth.