An employee covered under the Employment Act is entitled to paid annual leave:

  • 8 days for every 12 months of continuous service with the same employer if he/she has been employed by that employer for a period of less than 2 years;
  • 12 days for every 12 months of continuous service with the same employer if he has been employed by that employer for a period of 2 years or more, but less than 5 years;
  • 16 days for every 12 months of continuous service with the same employer if he/she has been employed by that employer for a period of 5 years or more.

Annual leave can be pro-rated if an employee has worked less than a full year in that particular calendar year.

Paid annual leave to which an employee is entitled shall be in addition to rest days and public holidays. 

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