- 1st January – New Year’s Day
- 25th January – Betico Croes Day
- 15th February – Carnival Monday (Monday before Ash Wednesday)
- 18th March – National Anthem and Flag Day
- 2nd April – Good Friday
- 5th April – Easter Monday
- 27th April – King’s Birthday
- 1st May – Labour Day
- 13th May – Ascension Day
- 25th December – Christmas Day
- 26th December – Boxing Day
Holidays are not considered as a part of annual leave.
- Vacation/Annual Paid Leave
Every employee is entitled to a number of vacation days equal to at least three times the contracted number of working days per week with the understanding that an employee who works six days a week is entitled to at least fifteen vacation days per year.
During an employee’s vacation, the employee remains entitled to receive his salary. Vacation allowance, however, is not mandatory. Furthermore, during (official) national holidays the employee also remains entitled to receive his salary.
- Rollovers and payout of unused hours
- Use-it-or-lose-it policy
In case an employee has enough unused vacation days, the employer can instruct the employee to use a part of the unused vacation days. The employee is advised to keep 5 vacation days unused.
- PTO payout at the termination
Not specified by law.
Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Parental Leave
An employee is entitled to payment of 100% of her salary when she is on pregnancy- and maternity leave. The pregnancy leave can be two to six weeks before the estimated due date and the maternity leave can be eight to twelve weeks as of the date the employee gave birth. The total amount of time on leave (pregnancy leave and maternity leave combined) must in all events be at least fourteen weeks.
Sick Leave, Paid Sick Leave, and Family Care Leave
An insured employee who is unable to work due to illness is entitled to a compensation equal to 80% of his daily wage from the fourth day after calling in sick (illness notification). SVb does not pay any compensation for the first three sick days.
The right to sickness compensation for the same cause of disease expires after two years. This two years period starts from the first time the employee reports sick to SVb for this specific sickness.
Jury Duty Leave and Voting Leave (Leave due to Public Interest)
Not specified by law.
For situations such as weddings, funerals, delivery of children (fathers) and personal leave, there is no legal stipulation granting the employee a specific amount of time for permitted leave.