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Vacation and Leave Policies

Understand the regulations on vacation and other types of leave in Andorra

Holiday leave

In Andorra, the Llei de Relacions Laborals (Andorran Labor Relations Act) regulates vacation entitlements, ensuring consistent leave practices for all employees.

Minimum Entitlement

After completing one year of continuous service with their employer, employees are entitled to a minimum of 30 calendar days of paid vacation each year, as per the Llei de Relacions Laborals, Article 109.

Pro-Rated Accrual

Employees accrue vacation leave at the rate of 2.5 days per month worked before completing a full year of service, according to the Llei de Relacions Laborals, Article 109.

Potential for More Vacation Time

There is room for negotiation between employers and employees for additional vacation time beyond the statutory minimum. This is often included as a clause within employment contracts.

Scheduling and Usage

While employers generally determine the timing of vacation leave, they must consider the employee's preferences and the operational needs of the business. Vacation leave must generally be taken within the same calendar year it is accrued.

Remember, individual employment contracts or collective bargaining agreements may provide for more generous vacation entitlements. Always consult your specific agreement or employer policy for the most accurate details.

Public holidays

Andorra, a small European country nestled between Spain and France, celebrates a variety of national and religious holidays throughout the year.

New Year's Day

The year in Andorra begins with New Year's Day, which is celebrated on January 1.

Constitution Day

On March 14, Andorrans commemorate the adoption of the Andorran Constitution in 1993. This day is known as Constitution Day.

Good Friday and Easter Monday

Good Friday and Easter Monday are religious holidays observed in the spring, with the dates varying each year.

Labor Day

May 1 is Labor Day, a day dedicated to workers and their contributions.

Whit Monday

Also known as Pentecost Monday, Whit Monday is another religious holiday that is observed.

Assumption Day

On August 15, Assumption Day is celebrated.

National Day

National Day falls on September 8 and is a celebration of Our Lady of Meritxell, the patron saint of Andorra.

All Saints' Day

All Saints' Day is observed on November 1.

Immaculate Conception

The Immaculate Conception is celebrated on December 8.

Christmas Day and St. Stephen's Day

The year concludes with Christmas Day on December 25, followed by St. Stephen's Day on December 26.

It's important to note that if a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it is observed on the nearest workday. Additionally, each municipality (parish) in Andorra may also observe additional local holidays.

Types of leave

In Andorra, employees are entitled to various types of leave. After one year of continuous service with the employer, all employees are entitled to a minimum of 30 calendar days of paid annual leave each year. Before the completion of one year, leave is accrued at the rate of 2.5 days for each month worked. Employers and employees can negotiate additional vacation time.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave after completing a period of three months at the company. The duration of paid sick leave is based on the employee's length of service:

  • Three days in the first year of employment.
  • Six days for the second year.
  • Nine days from the third year onwards.

Employees must provide a medical certificate to justify sick leave.

Maternity Leave

Female employees are entitled to 16 weeks of paid maternity leave. Maternity leave can be extended in cases of medical complications.

Paternity Leave

Fathers are entitled to four weeks of paid paternity leave following the birth of a child.

Other Types of Leave

Bereavement Leave

Employees may be entitled to paid time off in the event of the death of a close family member.

Leave for Family Events

Employees may have the right to time off for important family events like weddings or the birth of a child.

Study Leave

Some employers may offer paid or unpaid leave for employees to pursue education or training.

Important Notes

Specific types of leave, their duration, and eligibility conditions can vary depending on collective bargaining agreements or individual employment contracts. Employees should always consult their employer's policies or their employment contract for detailed information about the available types of leave and specific regulations.

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