Department of Labour Relations

The duration of sick leave and whether or not it is remunerated is a matter of agreement between the employer and the employee either through collective agreement or personal contract or based on practice of the company. In the absence of any agreement, the employer is not obliged to supplement the sickness benefit and / or the first 3 days for which no sickness benefit is paid by the Social Insurance Services.

This does not apply for employees in hotels and catering services where they are legally entitled to sick leave with full pay from their employers, depending on their period of employment.

For details regarding the sickness benefit you may contact the Social Insurance Services.