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Paid time off

Employees may collect annual leave at a rate of 2.5 days each month worked, for a total of 30 calendar days a year, in addition to public holidays. After 15 years of service, employees earn two more days, four more days after 20 years of service, and six more days after 25 years of service.

A period of leave of fewer than 15 days should be taken in a continuous manner. If an employee has more than 15 days of annual leave, one of those days must be 15 days, and the rest can be taken as the company and employee agree.

Those under the age of 18 are entitled to 24 days of yearly leave, whereas employees aged 18 to 21 are entitled to 21 days. Employees in these age categories are not entitled to yearly leave based on their duration of service.

For each kid under the age of 15, female employees are entitled to an additional day of leave.

Public holidays

New Year’s Day

Armed Forces Day

Martyrs’ Day

Easter Monday

Labour Day

Eid al-Fitr

Africa Day

Eid al-Adha

Independence Day


Prophet’s Baptism

Christmas Day

Sick days

Employees who hold a medical certificate are eligible to sick leave.

Maternity leave

Employees who have worked for nine months are entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave, which begins six weeks before the due date. If the baby is delivered before the predicted due date, the rest time following the birth is prolonged to the full 14 weeks. If there are medical issues, this period might be prolonged by three weeks.

Mali's social security scheme may provide maternity benefits to female employees. Employees must live in Mali and have worked for at least nine months in a covered position to be eligible.

Paternity leave

Employees with male partners are entitled to three days of paid paternity leave. This leave must be taken within 15 days following the birth of the child.

Parental leave

Other than the already mentioned terms for maternity and paternity leaves, there are no other provisions regarding parental leave that are specified in the Mali labor laws.

Other leave

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