Paid Time Off (PTO)
PTO is calculated by the:
Employees receive 26 working days of paid leave per year. In addition, certain employees automatically receive additional leave:
- Disabled persons or those who have suffered a work accident- Additional 6 days of leave
- Mining employees- Additional 3 days of leave
- An employee or apprentice who has not received a continuous rest period of 44 hours per week- 1 additional day for every 8 weeks in which the employee doesn’t receive the continuous rest.
There are 11 public holidays.
The duration of sick leave entitlement provided to workers is dependent on how long they have been employed by their employer:
- Maximum paid sick leave is 26 weeks. If an employee is sick for 1or 2 days, there is no need to provide a medical certificate.
- If an employee is sick for more than 3 days, then a certificate is required.
Maternity leave in Luxembourg is 20 weeks and can begin 8 weeks before the expected due date.
To be eligible, the woman must have been covered by the mandatory health insurance for at least 6 months within the last 12 months before maternity leave.
In addition, the woman must notify their employer at least 12 weeks before the expected due date.
Social insurance pays for maternity leave and cannot be lower than the minimum wage and is capped at 5 times the minimum wage.
Paternity leave is 10 days. The father must notify their employer at least 2 months in advance of when the leave is intended to be taken, otherwise, this leave can be reduced to 2 days.
In addition, this leave does not have to be taken consecutively and can be taken within 2 months of the birth of the child.