Paid Time Off (PTO)
Employees are generally eligible to accrue paid leave at a rate of 2 1/2 days per month worked.
The right to annual leave is acquired after one year of effective service.
According to art. 156 of the Labour Code, the following days shall be paid holidays in the territory of the Republic of Guinea:
- 2 October (Independence Day)
- 3 April (National Holiday of the Second Republic)
- 1 January (New Year
- 1 May (International Labour day),
- 25 May (Day of the Liberation of the African Continent
- Ramadam, Tabaski (Abraham’s sacrifice)
- Maouloud (Mahomed’s birth holiday)
- Eastern Monday
- 15 August (Assumption)
- 25 December (Christmas)
Employees are generally entitled to up to 26 weeks of paid sick leave.
Female employees are entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave.
This increases to two weeks for multiple births.
This is fully paid and split evenly between the employer and social security.
Female employees who work 18 days or 120 working hours a month qualify for a prenatal allowance if they have a medical certificate within three months of the pregnancy.
There is no statutory paternity leave in Guinea.