Paid Time Off (PTO)
In Tanzania, the Employment and Labour Relations Act 2004 provides for annual leave on completion of a year of continuous service with an employer.
Employees who have been employed for at least 6 months are entitled to 28 days of consecutive leave per year inclusive of any public holidays that may fall during the period of leave.
The annual leave may be reduced by the number of days during a leave cycle, which are granted as paid occasional leave by the employer on worker's consent.
There are 15 paid public holidays in Tanzania.
In accordance with Employment and Labor Relation Act 2004, every worker certified by a medical practitioner is entitled to paid sick leave (sickness benefit) for a period of 126 days in a leave cycle of 36 months.
The first 63 days of sick leave are paid at 100% of the regular salary and thereafter, 50% of the regular salary.
In order to be entitled to sick leave and pay, the employee must provide a medical certificate.
Female workers are entitled to at least twelve weeks (84 days) of fully paid maternity leave or 100 consecutive days (in case of multiple births) within a leave cycle of 36 months
A worker is entitled to 84 days paid maternity leave within a leave cycle if the newborn dies within a year of birth.
Employment and Labor Relations Act 2004 provides for paid paternity leave of at least 3 days (in a leave cycle of 12 months) for a new father if this leave is taken within the 7 days of the birth of a child.
The employer may require reasonable proof of birth of child prior to paying for paternity leave.