Learn about types of leave in

Virgin Islands (British)

Get to know the local legislation around types of leave.

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Paid time off

Employees are entitled to between 12 and 20 days of annual leave every year, depending on the length of employment.

Public holidays

The British Virgin Islands recognizes 16 national public holidays.

Sick days

After four months of work, employees are entitled to a statutory 12 days of paid sick leave. An employee must tell his or her employer and secure a medical certificate on the first day of his or her absence. While on leave, eligible employees get social security payments.

Maternity leave

After 12 months of continuous employment, female employees are eligible to 13 weeks of paid maternity leave. The leave must be taken within six weeks after the baby's birth and can be prolonged up to three months if a pregnancy-related sickness occurs. While on maternity leave, eligible employees get a stipend from social security.

Paternity leave

Although there is no paid paternity leave, male employees can take a month off without pay.

Parental leave

Apart from the already mentioned terms regarding maternity and paternity leave, there are no other provisions in the law of the UK Virgin Islands regarding parental leave.

Other leave

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