Paid Time Off (PTO)
Employees get 24 calendar days per year as a minimum, 2 days per month.
Unused days accumulate and can be used at a future period. It is paid based on the average salary over the last 12 months.
There are 11 public holidays.
The first 5 days are paid by the employer; further days are paid by Social insurance fund.
Sickness pay is based on the average salary for the last 12 months and depends on the contribution period of employee:
0-3 years – 50%
3-5 years – 60%
5-8 years – 70%
8+ years – 100%
If the employee’s contribution period is less than 6 months within the last 12 months, the sick leave is paid based on minimum wage.
Maternity leave lasts for 126 calendar days. 70 days should be taken before delivery and 56 after delivery.
It can be extended to 140 days by medical recommendation and to 180 days for women affected by the Chernobyl disaster.
Maternity leave is paid by Social Insurance Fund at 100% of salary.
There is no paternity leave but fathers can use the mother’s maternity leave if she has returned to work. For the father to be granted leave he must apply to the employer, providing them with a copy of the child’s birth certificate, a document confirming family ties and a certificate from the child’s mother’s place of employment that she went to work before the end of her leave.