Paid Time Off (PTO)
In Liechtenstein, employees who work a five-day week receive 20 days of paid annual leave, or 24 days for employees who work six days per week.
Employees who are 20 years old or younger are entitled to a minimum of 25 days per year.
Employees inform their employer when they wish to take time off, and the employer schedules the leave.
The employer is obligated to take the employee’s requests into account and may only reject a request if the needs of the business require the employee to be at work.
The employer must pay an employee for unused vacation time when the employment relationship ends.
There are 15 public holidays.
The employer is required to pay half the costs of this insurance and may assume more than half of the cost.
Employees may also take up to three days of leave to care for a sick household member.
Employers in Liechtenstein are required to purchase insurance from a government approved insurer to cover the costs of the per diem sick pay.
If the employee will take a sick leave, whether for themselves or a household member, an employee is obligated to notify the employer and provide a medical certificate.
Female employees are entitled to 20 weeks of maternity leave, of which 16 must be taken after the birth.
Residents who are not employed may be able to receive a maternity benefit in an amount based on the resident’s spouse’s salary and number of children.
The father in liechtenstein may use the parental leave.