Paid Time Off (PTO)
PTO is calculated by the:
- Employees receive 20 days of annual leave.
There are 11 public holidays. The day before the public holiday, working hours are reduced by one hour (paid, just one hour shorter is indicated in the timesheet). Public holidays are paid holidays.
The duration of sick leave entitlement provided to workers is dependent on how long they have been employed by their employer:
- 100% of the average salary for the first two days is paid by the employer.
- From the third sick day on, employees receive 62.06% of their salary from SODRA (employer does not incur costs).65.94% is paid by SODRA if the employee takes incapacity for work for the patient’s care.
Eligible employees receive 18 weeks (126 days) of paid maternity leave based on an employee’s average monthly wage during 12 consecutive calendar months prior to the beginning of maternity leave.
An additional two weeks is given for complicated childbirths and multiple births. The maternity benefit is 77.58 percent of the recipient’s compensatory earnings.
This amount is calculated on the basis of the person’s insured income received during the 12 consecutive calendar months preceding the month in which entitlement to the maternity benefit arose. The minimum maternity benefit per month cannot be less than 228 Eur.
New fathers are entitled to 4 weeks of paternity leave. The pay calculation is the same as specified in the ‘Maternity Leave’ section.