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Employees are given between four and twenty-four days of vacation.
New Year’s Day
Namibian Independence Day
Human Rights Day
International Women’s Day
Namibian Family Day
After 36 months (sick leave cycle), employees are entitled to at least 30 days of sick leave if they work five days a week, or 36 days if they work six days a week. Employees earn one day of sick leave for every 26 days worked during their first year of employment.
After six months of work, female employees are entitled to 14 weeks of maternity leave. In most cases, four weeks of leave are taken prior to the due date and eight weeks are taken following the birth. If there is a pregnancy-related sickness or difficulty, maternity leave might be extended by a month. The employee must present the company with a medical certificate detailing the projected date of confinement prior to the absence, as well as the actual date when she returns.
Except for the basic wage, which is paid by social security, the employer is responsible for paying the employees' wages.
There is no statutory paternity leave.
Apart from maternity and paternity leave, there is no parental leave.