Public Holidays

New Year’s Day - Good Friday - Easter Monday - Whit Monday - Labor Day - Independence Day - Emancipation Day - National Heroes Day - Christmas Day - Boxing Day

Working hours

The standard work period is eight hours a day and 40 hours per week.

Maternity / Paternity Leave

Female employees with at least one year of service are entitled to 12 weeks of paid maternity leave once every three years.

Vacation Leave

Employees receive between one and three weeks of annual leave depending on years of service.

Sick Leave

Employees with at least six months of service receive one week of paid sick leave each year.

Bonus Payments

Bonuses are common after a year of employment and employers often pay a Christmas Bonus.

Employment Termination Severance

The notice period is between one week and one month.

Health Insurance Benefits

The Bahamas provides national public health insurance to residents, but private insurance is also available.

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