Learn about types of leave in

Nicaragua

Get to know the local legislation around types of leave.

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Paid time off

Employees who have worked for at least six months to a year are eligible to 15 days of paid vacation. The employee is entitled to 30 days of paid leave after one year of service.

Public holidays

Nicaragua recognizes nine public holidays.

Sick days

Sick leave is paid starting on the third day of illness and is covered by social security for up to six months. Sick pay is equal to 60 percent of regular pay.


The three-day waiting period is waived if the employee is hospitalized.

Maternity leave

Maternity leave lasts 12 weeks and is compensated at 100% of regular pay, with the employer covering 60% and social security covering 40%. Maternity leave can start four weeks before the due date.


Maternity leave is extended to 14 weeks for multiple newborns.

Paternity leave

Fathers are entitled to 5 days of paid leave each year.

Parental leave

In Nicaragua, there is no such thing as a parental leave law.

Other leave

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