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Paid Time Off Policy in Slovenia
Last updated on January 2, 2024.
Vacation Leave Quota
Employees in Slovenia are eligible for at least 20 days of paid vacation. This entitlement proportionally applies to both full-time and part-time employees. Collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) sometimes provide more vacation days.
Three additional days of vacation are for:
a caretaker for a disabled child
employees who are disabled
employees 55+ years
One additional day is for:
- a parent with a child under 15 years old
Employees are eligible for vacation leave after 6 months of work at the company.
A national vacation policy in Slovenia of a minimum of 20 days is identical to most countries in that region: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Hungary. When it comes to leave laws in Europe, the best PTO policy guarantees the UK and France.
Allowed; up to June 30 of the following year.
Employees are generally required to take at least 2 weeks of vacation in the given year. The rest of the unused days may be taken in the following year, until June 30.
Sick Leave in Slovenia
Employees in Slovenia are eligible for sick leave without a definite limit. During this leave, first the employer and then the government pay a part of the salary (usually 80%) to an employee. Only employees who suffer any personal injury or disease resulting from an occupational accident are entitled to full wages during their sick leave.
An employee must inform their employer about the illness as soon as practicable and bring/send an official medical certificate.
Sick leave is paid in the following manner:
The first 30 days are paid by the employer;
After 30 days, employees get financial help from social security (or government health insurance).
Maternity, Paternity, and Parental Leave
Maternity Leave in Slovenia
A pregnant employee in Slovenia may take maternity leave for 105 days.
Leave may begin 28 days before the expected delivery date. However, a pregnant employee must take at least 15 of these days.
After the end of maternity leave, a mother can take up to 130 days of parental leave.
The government pays for maternity leave.
Paternity Leave in Slovenia
An employee in Slovenia who has become a father is eligible for 30 days of paid paternity leave. A father can also take a parental leave.
The government pays for paternity leave.
Parental Leave in Slovenia
Both parents in Slovenia are entitled to 130 days of parental leave, which makes an overall total of 260 days. The mother may relocate part of their leave to the father, and vice versa.
Bereavement Leave in Slovenia
Workers in Slovenia are entitled to special paid leave, up to 7 days for:
a death in the family
Jury Duty Leave in Slovenia
Jury duty leave is not specified by law.
Military Leave in Slovenia
Military leave is not specified by law.
Voting Leave in Slovenia
Voting leave is not specified by law.
Public Holidays in Slovenia in 2024
13 public holidays
There are 13 official national holidays, which last 15 days (the celebration of New Year’s Day and International Workers’ Day are each 2 days long).
A complete list of official holidays celebrated in Slovenia:
|January 1 & 2
|March 31 & April 1
|All Saints’ Day
|Independence and Unity Day
Unlike the practice of shifting holidays when they fall on weekends, in Slovenia, these holidays are typically lost.
Local Laws & Regulations, https://www.atlashxm.com/en/countries/slovenia
Payroll and Benefits Guide Slovenia, https://www.papayaglobal.com/countrypedia/country/slovenia
Definitive Guide to Hiring in Slovenia, https://www.globalexpansion.com/countrypedia/Slovenia
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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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