Paid Time Off (PTO)
PTO is calculated by the:
- Employees in Pakistan are entitled to 14 days of paid leave. They gain this right after they have completed 12 months of service.
- Employees are paid their normal wages during leave. Factory workers receive half of their pay due before the beginning of the leave.
- Annual leave cannot be divided into parts and should be taken in its entirety. Unused leave is transferred to the following year. The maximum amount of transferable days is 14.
There are 10 public holidays.
The duration of sick leave entitlement provided to workers is dependent on how long they have been employed by their employer:
- 10 days of casual leave upon contingent situations such as sudden illness or any other urgent purpose.
- Employees receive 16 days on full pay and 8 days on half pay for the sick leave but should provide a medical certificate certified by a Doctor.
- After the initial 16 days of sick leave, employers can offer employees sickness benefits for a period of 121 days at 75% of their last salary.
- If employees are ill with tuberculosis or cancer, they are given a maximum of 365 days and receive their full wages.
- To receive benefits, the employee must have at least 90 days of contributions in the six months before sickness or injury.
Female employees are eligible to take 3 months of paid maternity leave.
The six-week post-natal leave is obligatory. In order to receive maternity leave, the employee should be working for the same employer for at least 4 months before she gives birth.
No employer is permitted to terminate the female employee while she is on maternity leave.
In order to receive benefits, the employee must have at least 180 days of contributions in the year before the expected birth of the child.
Fathers who are eligible will receive one-month leave for each of their first three children.