The right to leave

Under an employment contract, employees are entitled to various types of paid leave. On the other hand, under a mandate agreement, you are not entitled to any form of leave.
However, if you have an employment contract this information is for you.
Leave can take different forms:

  • ✔️ 20 days per year of paid annual leave (of which 4 days can be requested without advance notice);
  • ✔️ 2 days of paid care leave per year (if you are raising a child up to age 14);
  • ✔️ 20 weeks of paid maternity leave for either the mother or the father (which the mother can start taking as early as 6 weeks before the child is born);
  • ✔️ 14 days paid paternity leave (if raising a child up to 2 years old);
  • ✔️ 1 or 2 days paid special leave (in case of a wedding or funeral of a loved one);
  • ✔️ unpaid leave upon request (with employer’s consent).

➕ Additionally, this year there will be a favorable change in the law for employees that will introduce 5 days per year of caregiver leave and 2 days of leave due to “force majeure”.

If you work in a fixed location and are subject to management, by law you are entitled to an employment contract. If you want to change the terms and conditions of your employment through the Labor Inspectorate or in court, you can contact us. We will help you to secure your rights as an employee.

We also encourage you to join a trade union and fight for better working conditions with us! ✊