Paid Time Off (PTO)
All workers have the right to 20 days’ annual leave. From the fifth year of work, an extra leave day is added, and then every four years another day is added, up to a maximum of 25 days.
The annual leave should be used in the year after which it was accrued. It may be divided into two periods, the shorter of which may not be less than 10 days.
In addition to the worker’s regular remuneration during leave, the worker is entitled to receive an additional amount called “vacation salary” (technically “amount for the better enjoyment of the annual leave”), equal to 100% of the net vacation daily wage.
There are 12 public holidays.
The first 3 days are paid in full by the employer and the fourth day onward is paid 70% by the institute of social security (BPS).