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What Is the Minimum Holiday Entitlement for Employees in Spain?

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Author: Richelle de Wit
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As stated in article 38 of the Statute for Employees, 30 calender days per year worked. This amount can be amplified, either by an individual employer, or as arranged in a Convenio for an entire sector, but the 30 days is the legal minimum. If expressed in ´días laborales´ it would be 21 or 22 days.

If you work part time, a pro rata amount of days.

Apart from that, as stated in article 37 of the same Statute, up to a maximum of 14 Public Holidays, paid and non-recoupable.

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For a listing of all recognised Public Holidays, please click this link to the website of the Seguridad Social,


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