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Paid time off

Employees are entitled to 24 days of paid vacation each year.

Public holidays

Kazakhstan recognizes twelve public holidays.

Sick days

Employees are entitled to three days of paid sick leave each year. For serious sickness, the entitlement may be increased to 6 days.

Maternity leave

Mothers are entitled to 126 days of maternity leave, which is split into 70 days prior to the planned due date and 56 days after the infant is born. During a stressful birth, leave will be prolonged for a further 14 days.

If a mother lives in an environment where nuclear tests are conducted, maternity leave is split into 90 days before and 70 days after the scheduled due date. Maternity leave is shouldered by the employer. 

Paternity leave

There are no legal protections in place for paternity leave.

Parental leave

When the child hits the age of three, parents or friends are entitled to unpaid leave to care for the child.

Other leave

Up to 5 calendar days of unpaid leave for marriage; the birth of a child; and the death of a relative.

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