Paid Time Off (PTO)
Employees are entitled to 28 days of paid leave per year.
There are 12 public holidays.
Employees are entitled to up to 182 paid sick leave days per year, paid at a rate of 70% of the employee’s previous years’ average salary.
Sick leave is paid starting from the 4th day of illness and is paid by the employer. From the 9th day onward, sick pay is paid by health insurance.
Maternity leave is 20 weeks (140 days) in Estonia and a mother may begin taking this 70 days before the expected due date of the child. Health insurance pays the maternity allowance which is paid at a rate of 100%.
Childbirth allowance- When a child is born, an allowance of 320 EUR is granted. If triplets are conceived, the amount is 1,000 EUR per child.
Fathers are entitled to 10 working days and can be taken within 2 months of the expected due date of the child. After the birth, the father is entitled to 2 months’ paternity leave. Pay is based on the average wage of the employee. The father is entitled to 100% of their regular wages, however, is capped at 3 times the minimum wage.