Paid Time Off (PTO)
In North Macedonia, employees receive one additional day of annual leave for each five years of service with an employer, up to a maximum of 26 days for employees with 30 or more years of service.
A minimum of 20 days of paid annual leave, which is often extended to as much as 26 days by contract or collective agreement.
There are 11 public holidays.
The rate of sick pay is normally determined by collective agreement. Under the agreement applicable to the private sector, the employer pays :
-70% of the average North Macedonian salary for the first seven days,
-80% for days eight-15, and
-90% for days 16-30.
Employees receive unlimited sick leave, with the employer paying for the first 30 days of illness.
The employee should provide a medical certificate, and further examinations may be required in the event of a long-term illness.
The expectant mother must present a medical certificate of her pregnancy before beginning her leave and must notify her employer of when she plans to begin and end her maternity leave.
Female employees receive nine months of paid maternity leave, or 15 months if they give birth to multiple children.
A woman who takes maternity leave is entitled to return to her job after the leave or, if that is not possible, to another suitable position.
The father of a baby is entitled to up to seven days of paid leave for the birth.