Paid Time Off (PTO)
Employees with at least one year of service are entitled to annual leave, which accrues at a rate of 1.5 days of leave per month of employment.
Employees living outside of Mauritania accrue annual leave at a rate of three days per month of employment.
Employees with more than 20 years of employment receive an additional three days of leave that accrue per month.
There are 8 public holidays.
There are no statutory sick leave benefits. Sick leave is determined by individual or collective agreement.
Female employees are entitled to 14 weeks of fully paid maternity leave. Eight of those weeks must be taken after the birth.
Additionally, mothers can avail an additional day off each year for each child under 14 years of age, and breastfeeding mothers get one hour each day for the first 15 months post-childbirth.
There is no law stipulating paternity leave.