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Honduras Leave Laws – Vacation Tracker

Table Of Contents


  • 1st January – New Year’s Day
  • 1st April – Holy Thursday (Thursday before Easter Sunday)
  • 2nd April – Good Friday
  • 3rd April – Holy Saturday
  • 4th April – Easter Day
  • 14th April – Panamerican Day
  • 1st May – Labor Day
  • 15th September – Independence Day
  • 6th October – Discovery of America Day
  • 7th October – Francisco Morazan’s Birthday
  • 8th October – Army Day
  • 25th December – Christmas Day


  • Vacation/Annual Paid Leave

The annual leave entitlement in Honduras depends on the employees’ seniority.

  • 10 days vacation after the 1st year of employment
  • 12 days after the 2nd year
  • 15 days after 3 years
  • 20 days after 4 years

This is a statutory minimum. Any additional time for the annual leave is up to an agreement between the employer and the employee.

Rollovers and payout of unused hours

  • Use-it-or-lose-it policy Not specified by law.

  • PTO payout at the termination

Accrued bonuses, vacation, severance, and termination notices must be paid immediately when dismissing the employee.

Maternity Leave

  • Female employees are entitled to up to 10 weeks of maternity leave and four weeks before birth. The employees receive 66% of their average earnings during the leave. Female employees are entitled to up to three months of paid leave in case of pregnancy or delivery-related illness. Employees are required to provide a medical certificate. Beyond the three months, leave is unpaid and can be extended indefinitely.Female employees who are not covered by social insurance can expect their employers to provide maternity leave pay.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to sick leave. Social insurance covers 66% of employees’ monthly pay, averaged over the prior three months. Employees are entitled to receive payment after three days of the waiting period and they continue to receive it for up to 26 weeks. In some cases, this period may be extended to up to 52 weeks.

Jury Duty Leave and Voting Leave

Employees are entitled to up to six days of paid leave to perform their union duties and half a day of leave to attend to a judicial summons.

Bereavement Leave

Employees are entitled to up to 3 days of paid leave due to a death of an immediate family member.

Military Leave

Not specified by law

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.