Table Of Contents
1st January – New Year’s Day
7th January – Orthodox Christmas
8th January – Orthodox Christmas Holiday
8th March – International Women’s Day
1st May – Labour Day
2nd May – Orthodox Easter Day (Movable)
3rd May – Orthodox Easter Monday (Movable)
9th May – Victory Day
10th May – Memorial Easter
1st June – International Children’s Day
27th August – Independence Day
31st August – National Language Day
14th October – Chisinau City Day (Regional Holiday – only Chisinau)
21st November – Cahul City Day (Regional Holiday – only Cahul City)
25th December – Christmas Day
- Vacation/Annual Paid Leave
All employees have the right to an annual paid holiday, with a duration of not less than 28 calendar days without taking into account the non-working holidays.
Paid holiday for the first year of work is given to the employee after six months of his or her continuous work at the enterprise.
Paid holiday for the first year of work is given under the written application, before the expiration of six months of work at the enterprise, to the following categories of workers:
– to women – before the maternity holiday or directly after it;
– to employees under the age of eighteen;
– to other employees, according to the current legislation.
For employees transferred from one enterprise to another, the annual paid holiday can be given before the expiration of six months of work after the transference.
The annual paid holiday can be given completely or under the written application of the employee, it can be divided into two parts, one of which should be not less than 14 calendar days.
- Use-it-or-lose-it policy
The annual paid holiday can be transferred or prolonged in cases when the employee is on sick leave while executing state duties or in other cases stipulated by the law.
In unusual cases, when granting of holiday to the employee in the current working year, can adversely be reflected on the activity of the enterprises, with the consent of the worker and the representatives of employees, the holiday can be transferred to the next working year. In this case, in the following year, the employee will have the right to two holidays, which can be combined or divided into parts under his written application.
- PTO payout at the termination
In case of suspension or termination of the individual labour contract, the employee has the right to indemnification for all the unused annual paid holidays. The employee can use under his written application the annual paid holiday for one year with the subsequent termination of the individual labour contract and receive the indemnification for other unused holidays.
The employee whose contract ends before completing the year of service that entitles a holiday will receive compensation for that benefit, equivalent to the full remuneration calculated in proportion to the time that elapses between his hiring or the date he found out the last annuity and the term of their functions.
Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave and Adoption Leave
Women employees and women apprentices, and also the wives in the care of the employees, are granted maternity holidays, including prenatal holiday with a duration of 70 calendar days and postnatal holiday with a duration of 56 calendar days (in cases of complicated births or births of two or more children – 70 calendar days), with payment.
After the maternity holiday, under their written application, employees are granted a partially paid holiday on child care, until the child reaches the age of three. The grant is paid for this period from the budget of the state social insurance.
The partially paid holiday on childcare can be used in full size or partially at any time until the child reaches the age of three years. This holiday is included in the seniority, including the work experience, and in the insurance experience.
Partially paid holiday on childcare can be also used by the father of the child, grandmother, grandfather, or another relative, who takes care of the child.
The father is entitled to 14 days of paternity leave when his child is born. He may request the leave within 56 days of the birth and provide a copy of the birth certificate.
The employee, who has adopted a new-born child directly from the maternity hospital or established guardianship over him, is given a paid holiday for the period from the date of adoption (establishment of guardianship) and before the expiration of 56 calendar days from the birth of the child (in case of simultaneous adoption of two or more children – 70 calendar days), and also under his written application, a partially paid holiday on child nursing until the age of three. Grants to specified holidays are paid from the budget of the state social insurance.
The paid medical holiday is given to all employees and apprentices, on the basis of the medical certificate (document), given according to the legislation in force.
The procedure of establishing, calculating, and paying the grants in connection with the medical holiday from the budget of the state social insurance, is stipulated by the current legislation.
Jury Duty Leave and Voting Leave (Leave due to Public Interest)
Not specified by law.
Not specified by law.
Not specified by law.
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