Learn about types of leave in

Colombia

Get to know the local legislation around types of leave.

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Paid time off

Employees are entitled to 15 days of paid vacation each year.

Public holidays

Colombia recognizes 18 public holidays.

Sick days

The employer is responsible for paying two-thirds of the daily wage for the first two days of sick leave. Sick leave is charged at the same cost by social security starting on the third day.

Maternity leave

Maternity leave is 18 weeks long and pays 100% of your wages. The boss pays the employee, and claims the money from social security (EPS).

Paternity leave

Paternity leave lasts for eight days and is paid at full pay. The boss pays the employee and then claims the money in the EPS system.

Parental leave

There are currently no provisions in the Colombian law regarding parental leave.

Other leave

Bereavement Leave: 5 days and leave can be paid or unpaid depending on the company policy.

Marriage Leave: 5 days of paid leave.

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