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Paid time off

Employees are entitled to 30 days of paid annual leave after one year of employment.

Public holidays

There are 11 paid public holidays in Panama.

Sick days

Employees are entitled to 18 paid sick days a year.

Maternity leave

Women are entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave at 100% of their daily salary. Maternity leave will begin six weeks before and end eight weeks after the planned due date. If the due date is postponed, the prenatal part of the leave is extended, allowing the mother to take up to 8 weeks of post-natal leave.

The greater of the last wage or the average of the last 180 workdays is used to measure maternity leave.

Paternity leave

Three days of paid leave are available to fathers.

Parental leave

In Panama, there are no rules governing parental leave.

Other leave

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