- 1st January – New Year’s Day
- 2nd January – Day after New Year’s Day
- 24th January – Unification Day
- 30th April – Orthodox Good Friday
- 1st May – Labour Day
- 2nd May – Orthodox Easter Day (Movable)
- 3rd May – Orthodox Easter Monday (Movable)
- 1st June – International Children’s Day
- 20th June – Orthodox Pentecost
- 21st June – Descent of the Holy Spirit (50 days after orthodox Easter)
- 15th August – St. Mary’s Day
- 30th November – Feast of St. Andrew
- 1st December – National Day
- 25th December – Christmas Day
- 26th December – Second day of Christmas
Paid Time Off
PTO (Paid Time Off)
- Vacation/Annual Paid Leave
Employees are entitled to up to 20 days of paid annual leave per year. Leave must be taken in each calendar year. The periods of sick leave, maternity leave, risk maternity leave, and nursing of a sick child leave are regarded as activity periods.
Employers are required to pay employees their allowance at least five working days before the leave starts.
- Rollovers and payout of unused hours
- Use-it-or-lose-it policy
Employees who are not able to take annual leave for that year, for the justified reasons, are required to take it within 18 months from the year following the year of the employee’s entitlement to annual leave.
- PTO payout at the termination
Employers are required to pay employees at the termination of employment. At any other situation, employees are not entitled to exchange their annual leave for payment.
Maternity Leave, Child Raising Leave, Parental Leave
Women employees are entitled to up to 126 days of paid leave, 63 days are granted before the expected date of birth and 63 days after the birth.
The employee can receive more than 63 days for each of the periods, but has to benefit from at least 42 days of leave after the due date. The maternity leave is considered a medical leave. The employee’s physician decides in how the days are divided between the two periods.
Maternity Risk Leave
Employees are entitled to take maternal risk leave for the protection of their own and their child’s health and safety. The Maternal risk benefit is completely supported with funds from the Unique National Fund of Health Insurances (F.N.U.S.S). Benefit is 75 per cent of the average insured gross earnings over the last six months. The maternal risk leave is complementary to maternity leave.
Fathers are entitled from 5 to 10 days of paid leave, or to fifteen days if the employee participated in an infant care course. Leave can be taken at any time during a defined period after birth. There is additional time for multiple births.
Employees are entitled to 24 months of leave or up to 3 years of leave for the child with a disability. Parents receive up to 85 per cent of their monthly income.
Employees are entitled to paid leave due to an illness. Employers are required to pay for the first five days of the leave, the rest of the leave is covered by the state healthcare system.
Employees are also entitled to:
- medical leave and benefit towards temporary work incapacity, caused by unusual diseases or accidents outside of the workplace;
- medical leave and benefit towards the prevention of sickness and recuperating work capacity, as a result of situations resulting from work-place accidents or professional diseases.
Jury Duty Leave, and Voting Leave
Not specified by law.
Employees are entitled to up to 3 days of paid leave due to a death of the employee’s partner, the child’s, the parents’ or parents-in-law, and one day due to a death of the employee’s grandparents, brother or sister.