Colombian Peso (COP)
Minimum holiday entitlement
Paid public holidays per year
Additional leave compliance rules and complexities
Employers pay the first two days of an employee’s sick leave at a rate of two-thirds of the employee’s regular salary. After the third successive day of sick leave, the Columbian government takes over the payment of sick pay, at the same rate of two-thirds of the employee’s salary.
Maternity and paternity leave
Mothers can take 18 weeks of maternity leave at full-pay. Though the employer is responsible for paying this maternity leave cover, they can claim the amount back from the government. There are no provisions for shared parental leave, but fathers can take 8 days’ paternity leave at full-pay. Once again, this is covered by the employer, who can later claim the amount back from the government.
Employees in Columbia can take up to 5 days’ bereavement leave
Employees in Columbia can take up to 5 days of paid leave for marriage.