Paid Time Off (PTO)
Employees receive 15 days of paid leave annually. After five years of continuous service, an additional day is given per year.
There are 12 public holidays.
Employees who have 180 days of continuous contribution to the Ecuadorean Social Security Institute (IESS) within 6 months prior to the onset of illness, or 189 days of continuous contribution within 8 months prior to the onset of illness.
Employees who are covered are paid by the employer for the first three days and covered by IESS for the remainder.
New mothers are entitled to maternity leave of 12 weeks; 2 weeks before birth and 10 weeks after birth. Payment is shared by the social security and the employer. Social security pays 75%, the employer pays 25%. 10 days are added for additional births.
New fathers are entitled to 10 days of paternity leave, 15 days for cesarean or multiple births, or 18 days for babies who are premature or require special care. 25 additional days are added for severe disability or illness.