Paid Time Off (PTO)
Employees must receive at least 21 days of paid leave for their first three years of service.
After three years, they must earn 25 days, and after 15 years, 30 days. Workers also receive paid days off for public holidays.
There are 16 public holidays.
Workers earn 12 days of paid sick leave.
Employees must notify employers about sickness absence as soon as possible, and employers may request a medical certificate for confirmation of sickness.
Female employees are entitled to at 90 days of fully paid maternity leave as well as 45 days for breastfeeding while working half days.
The employee has to take at least 90 days of the maternity leave immediately following childbirth.
The worker must give her employer at least a 14-day notice.
Paternity leave is for the new fathers around the time of childbirth and is usually of shorter duration.
An employee is entitled to two weeks of paternity leave on full pay, to be taken within three days after the birth of his child or immediately following miscarriage by his wife.