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Armenia Leave Laws

Table Of Contents


  • 1st January – New Year’s Day

  • 4th January – New Year (in lieu)

  • 5th January – Christmas Eve

  • 6th January – Christmas Day

  • 28th January – National Army Day

  • 8th March – Women’s Day

  • 5th April – Easter Monday

  • 24th April – Genocide Memorial Day

  • 1st May – Labour Day

  • 9th May – Victory Day

  • 28th May – Day of the First Republic

  • 5th July – Constitution Day

  • 13th September – Exaltation of the Holy Cross

  • 21st September – Armenian Independence Day

  • 31st December – New Year’s Eve


There are three types of annual paid leave in Armenia – minimum, extended, and additional.

The minimum annual paid leave in Armenia is 28 days.

Extended and additional paid annual leave of up to 35 days (or up to 48 days in some exceptional cases) are granted to employees performing work in hazardous conditions, or in conditions of intellectual or emotional stress.

  • Use-it-or-lose-it policy 

If there are causes, due to which annual leave could not be used, arose before the commencement of annual leave, annual leave shall be transferred to some other time by agreement between the employee and the employer. Where such causes arose during annual leave, the annual leave shall be extended by the corresponding number of days, or, by agreement between the employee and the employer, the unused part of annual leave shall be   transferred to some other time

  • PTO payout at the termination

The minimum annual leave may not be replaced by monetary compensation. If the employee cannot be granted annual leave due to the termination of the employment contract or where the employee does not wish to go on leave, he shall be paid monetary compensation.

The monetary compensation for the unused annual leave shall be paid when terminating the employment contract irrespective of its term. The amount of the compensation shall be determined in accordance with the number of working days of the unused annual leave for the given period. If the employee was not granted annual leave for a period longer than one year, the compensation shall be paid for the whole period of the unused annual leave.

Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Parental Leave

Maternity Leave

Pregnant employees shall be provided with pregnancy and maternity leave with their full wage being paid:

  • 140 calendar days (70 calendar days of pregnancy, 70 calendar days of delivery);
  • 155 calendar days (70 calendar days of pregnancy, 85 calendar days of delivery) in the event of complicated delivery;
  • 180 calendar days (70 calendar days of pregnancy, 110 calendar days of delivery) in the event of giving birth to more than one child.

This leave shall be calculated at once and granted to the woman in full. In case of premature delivery, unused days of maternity leave are added to the leave for delivery. 

Adoption Leave

The employees, who have adopted a newborn or who have been appointed as guardians of a newborn shall be granted a leave for the period from the date of adoption or guardianship until the baby is 70 days old.

Parental Leave before the Child Has Reached the Age of Three

Parental leave before the child is three years of age shall be granted at the choice of the mother (step‐mother), father (the step‐father), grandmother, grandfather of the family, or any other relatives, who are actually raising the child as well as of the employee who has been the guardian of the child. The leave may be taken as a single period or be used in parts. The employees entitled to this leave may take it out of turn.

Sick Leave, Paid Sick Leave, and Family Care Leave

Not specified by law.

Jury Duty Leave and Voting Leave (Leave due to Public Interest)

Employees are entitled to a paid leave of absence in the following cases:

  • when summoned as a witness, victim, an expert, specialist, an interpreter, by preliminary investigation bodies, the prosecutor’s office, and the court;
  • when participating in court hearings as an employee’s representative.

Bereavement Leave

Employees are entitled to an unpaid leave of at least three days to attend a funeral of a family member.

Military Leave

Not Specified by law.

Please consult your local legal counsel to learn more about Armenia Leave Laws.

To learn more about laws in various countries, check out our Leave Laws page.

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.