Yes. A spouse or de factor spouse (common-law spouse living together for at least two years) may be granted one month’s paternity leave without pay.

The employer can deduct the wage for the public holiday where an employee fails to work on the last scheduled working day before or the scheduled working day after a public holiday.

No, an employee cannot demand that his or her employer pays him or her for sick leave days not taken.  Sick leave is not an entitlement.    An employee is eligible for sick leave only where he is unable to work due to illness.


An employee has to give his employer a medical certificate of illness no later than the second day of illness.


Yes.  Part-time employees are eligible for sick leave, provided that you have worked for at least four months.

No. Public holidays are not counted as part of the vacation leave.

An employee is entitled to receive his or her wages for the period of his or her vacation leave no later than the last working day before he or she proceeds on vacation leave.

Where a worker has worked at least four months he is entitled to vacation leave on the same basis as the part-time employee.

Where an employee works part-time for at least four months in a year, he is entitled to vacation leave and is calculated on the basis of one day’s leave for every month.

An employee who has successfully completed his or her probationary period is entitled to vacation leave as follows:

  • twelve normal working days leave for employees with less than ten years service
  • fifteen normal working days leave for employees with ten and less than twenty years service
  • twenty normal working days leave for employees with twenty or more years service.