Paid Time Off (PTO)
Employees in Eritrea receive 14 days of paid annual leave after one year of service.
This increases by one day for each year of service up to 35 working days. Employers are required to pay any accrued but unused days upon separation of service.
There are 13 public holidays.
Employees receive full or partial payments for the first two months and no pay in months three to six.
Employees may need to provide a medical certificate validating their illness.
The maternity leave generally starts after the birth, but a portion may be taken prior to the birth. Female employees receive 60 consecutive days of fully paid maternity leave. An employer cannot terminate the employment of a woman on maternity leave.
Male employees receive three days of paid paternity leave after the child’s birth.