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Paid time off

Each year, employees are given 20 days of paid vacation.

Public holidays

Serbia recognizes twelve public holidays.

Sick days

Paid sick leave can be used for as long as you need it, as long as you have a doctor's certificate, which you must file with the health insurance administration. Employees receive 65 percent of their income for sickness/injury not linked to work for the first 30 days, and 100 percent if it is connected to work. Payment is made by the state, not the employer, after 30 days.

Maternity leave

The combined pregnancy and maternity leave is 365 days long.

Paternity leave

There is no particular paternity leave, however the father may take maternity leave if the mother is unable to care for the infant during that time.

Parental leave

Other leave

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