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Paid time off

Depending on their age, type of employment, and duration of service, employees earn between 20 and 30 days of paid yearly leave. The majority of employees are given 20 days of paid vacation each year.

Public holidays

There are seventeen public holidays in Afghanistan.

Sick days

Employees are entitled to 20 paid sick days per year. A doctor's note or a note from a health organization may be required if an employee is unwell for more than five days in a row.

Maternity leave

Employees who are women are entitled to 90 days of paid maternity leave. The first thirty days are taken before the birth, while the last sixty days are taken after the delivery.

Paternity leave

There is no statutory paternity leave in Afghanistan.

Parental leave

Other than the mentioned terms for maternity leave, there are no other provisions in the Afghanistan law regarding parental leave.

Other leave

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