Employees pay 6.5% of their gross salary each month towards the public pension system. The employer is required to pay 21.5% of the employee’s gross salary towards pension contributions.
In order to receive the state pension, an employee must have been insured for a minimum period of 35 years (if employed after 2018).
There are voluntary private pension schemes if employees wish to make additional contributions.
All employees are entitled to up to 14 days of sick leave at 60% of their usual pay, as long as they can provide evidence of illness.
Maternity & paternity
Women are entitled to take up to 28 weeks for a single birth and 37 weeks for multiple births.
Women can take up to eight weeks before the delivery date but must not commence their maternity leave any later than six weeks before delivery.
Women must take at least 14 weeks of maternity leave.
While on maternity leave, women are usually paid 70% of their usual wages but this can change slightly depending on how much they’ve contributed to their social security.
Men are entitled to seven days of paternity leave, paid at a rate of 70% of their usual salary.