Paid Time Off (PTO)
Employees are entitled to a minimum of 12 days per year.
For every 5 years’ working for an employer, the annual leave increases by 1 day.
There is no specific regulation on the carryover policy in the law, however, it is interpreted by the authority that carryover is not allowed and unused leave must be paid in cash to the employee. In practice, many companies apply the carryover policy instead of making payment for the unused leave.
There are 10 official paid holidays.
Sick leave is covered by the Social Insurance Authority. Employees who join compulsory Social Insurance are entitled to sick leave of up to 30 days (in general) and to maximum of 60 days (in certain circumstances).
Sick allowances: 75% of the salary of the month preceding the employee’s leave.
There are a number of maternity-related leaves:
Prenatal Check-ups Leave: up to 5 occasions, 1 day for each occasion. If her fetus is unstable, the mother is entitled to 2 days off for each check-up. Maximum entitlement: 10 days.
Mothers are entitled to a 6-month maternity leave. In the event of twins, the leave is extended by one month for each infant from the second one.
Maternity allowance: 100% of the salary of the month preceding the employee’s leave paid by the Social Insurance Authority.
Paternity leave can be 5 to 14 days, depending on the specific case.
Paternity allowance: 100% of the salary of the month preceding the employee’s leave paid by the Social Insurance Authority.