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Uzbekistan Leave Laws & Holidays

Paid Time Off, Vacation Days (Annual Leave), Sick Leave, Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty Leave, Military Leave, and Voting Leave

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Last updated on February 9, 2024.

Paid Time Off (PTO) in Uzbekistan

Vacation Quota (Annual Leave) in Uzbekistan

15 days

The duration of annual leave for regular employees is a minimum of 15 working days. An employee receives this vacation entitlement after 6 months of service with the company.

Certain categories of employees are entitled to a longer annual leave of 30 days:

  • employees with disabilities,
  • employees under 18 years old.

Workers performing hazardous and difficult jobs are also entitled to longer annual leave.

Carry Over

Not specified by law.

Payment of Unused Vacation on Termination

Must be paid.

Upon termination, the type of final settlement varies depending on the type of:

  • If the termination is initiated by the employer: employees are compensated for earned but unused vacation days, salary for 2 months of the notice period, and severance compensation of one month’s salary.
  • Mutual or voluntary termination: employees receive payment for earned but unused vacation days and the final month’s paycheck.

Therefore, Uzbekistan leave laws specify that in any case, unused vacation must be paid out upon termination of employment.

Sick Leave in Uzbekistan

Unlimited sick leave; at least 30 days are paid.

Employees in Uzbekistan are allowed to take sick leave without a specified maximum legal duration.

Paid sick leave is limited and depends on several factors and the type of illness. Employees typically have a right to at least 30 days of social security-funded paid sick leave. A competent medical council must examine an employee if their sick leave lasts for more than 30 days.

An employee has to provide a medical certificate to justify his or her sick leave.

Payout of Sick Leave

The social security system pays an employee while he or she is on sick leave. The amount of money employees receive during sick leave depends on the duration of this absence, the severity of illness or injury, the duration of an employee’s service, etc. Generally, employees are compensated 60% to 80% of their regular salary.

However, an employer must provide full compensation for sick days taken as a result of a work-related illness, accident, or injury (occupational diseases).

Maternity and Paternity Leave

Maternity Leave in Uzbekistan

126 calendar days

An employee who becomes pregnant is entitled to 126 days of paid maternity leave.

Maternity leave is divided into two periods:

  • 70 days of prepartum (before the birth of a child);
  • 56 days postpartum (after childbirth).

In the case of multiple births (twins, triplets, etc.), the postpartum period extends to 70 days.

Rules about maternity leave apply to foreigners as well as to Uzbekistani citizens.

Payout

A mother is entitled to social security benefits during her leave.

Paternity Leave in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan’s leave laws did not specifically address paternity leave.

Adoption Leave in Uzbekistan

56 days

Employees in Uzbekistan are entitled to 56 days of paid adoption leave if they adopt a child or acquire guardianship of a child.

Payout

A parent on adoption leave is entitled to social security benefits during the entire leave.

Bereavement Leave in Uzbekistan

There is no law defining bereavement leave.

Jury Duty Leave in Uzbekistan

There is no legal definition of jury duty leave.

Military Leave in Uzbekistan

There is no law defining military leave.

Voting Leave in Uzbekistan

There is no law defining voting leave.

Public Holidays in Uzbekistan

Date Holiday
January 1, Moday New Year’s Day
January 14, Sunday Day of Defenders of the Native Land
March 8, Friday International Women’s Day
March 23, Thursday Navruz
April 10, Wednesday (*) Eid al-Fitr (end of Ramadan)
May 9, Wednesday Day of Memory and Honor
June 16, Sunday (*) Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
September 1, Sunday Independence Day
October 1, Tuesday Teacher’s Day
December 8, Sunday Constitution Day

(*) The dates of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha vary each year because Muslim holidays are determined according to the Islamic lunar calendar, based on the phases of the moon. Islamic holidays are approximately 11 days earlier each year than the standard Gregorian calendar.

Sources

  1. Local Laws & Regulations, https://www.atlashxm.com/en/countries/uzbekistan

  2. Employ Candidates Compliantly in Uzbekistan, https://expressglobalemployment.com/countries/asia/uzbekistan/

  3. New edition of the Labor Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan, https://azizovpartners.uz/en/memos/new-edition-of-the-labor-code-of-the-republic-of-uzbekistan/

  4. Payroll and Benefits Guide Uzbekistan, https://www.papayaglobal.com/countrypedia/country/uzbekistan/

  5. Hire in Uzbekistan, https://workmotion.com/countries/uzbekistan/

Check out our Leave Laws page to learn more about laws in various countries.

All materials have been prepared for general information purposes only to permit you to learn more about this region's leave laws. The information presented is not legal advice, is not to be acted on as such, and may not be current. Please contact your local legal counsel to learn more about the leave laws in your country.

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