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Paid time off

After one year of employment, employees are entitled to 25 days of paid vacation every year. Vacation days can be saved for up to five years once they've been accumulated.

Vacation compensation makes for 12% of an employee's annual gross wage.

Public holidays

Sweden recognizes thirteen public holidays.

Sick days

For the first 14 days of sick leave, an employer is liable for paying 80% of an employee's wages.

Employers must report to the Swedish Social Insurance Office after 14 days, and employees must apply for benefits. On the fifteenth day, social insurance begins to pay for sick leave.

Maternity leave

Mothers are entitled to 240 days of paid leave, which can begin 60 days before the due date.

Paternity leave

Fathers in Sweden are entitled to 240 days of paid leave.

Parental leave

Swedish parents are entitled to 480 days of paid parental leave, with 90 of those days reserved for each parent. Except for the first 10 days after the delivery, leave should not be taken at the same time. The whole 480 days are offered to single parents.

Other leave

Employees in Spain are entitled to ten days of bereavement leave.

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