The following is a list of paid leave of absence days that Spain's labour law grants, as a legal minimum.
We are talking about a legal minimum because, like many others rules in labor matters, collective agreements or agreements between the company and the employees can give more days to the employees, but never fewer days. As long as the employee gives prior notice (and documentation if necessary), the employee may be absent from work with full salary in the following cases:
In addition, once an employee has been at the company for at least one year, they are entitled after 20 years to professional training linked to the company's activity.
This is a simplified version of the Spanish labour law. There are many details and exceptions that we have not included here.
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For foreign employees: the Ministry of Employment's guide to working in Spain