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Bangladesh

Leave Policy in Bangladesh

Updated on:
16 Jan, 2024
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Bangladesh is one of the world’s fastest-growing major economy. When hiring talent in Bangladesh, it is essential that businesses are compliant with all applicable regulations when it comes to leave policies among other employment laws.

In 2006, Bangladesh passed the Labour Act, which was revised in 2018. It outlines the hiring process, employer-employee relations, pay rates, benefits, and safety requirements. Furthermore, it addresses collective bargaining and dispute resolution. The amendment has broadened workers' rights - including financial rewards for new mothers - and guarantees freedom of association for their employees.

The following are the provisions in the Bangladesh Labor Act.

Paid time off in Bangladesh

Paid time off in Bangladesh is often a topic of discussion among individuals working there. In theory, workers are granted a certain number of days off each year based on their position and tenure with the company.

However, employees may find that their leave policy in Bangladesh differs from one company to another. In some cases, employees may only be granted a day or two of paid leave per year. In Bangladesh, paid leave is available for ten days per year.

Tea plantation workers are also provided one day of paid annual leave per 22 days of work.

Commercial or industrial service industry workers are provided one day of paid annual leave per 18 days of work.

Newspaper workers are provided one day of paid annual leave per 11 days of work.

An adolescent employed in an establishment may not work more than two shifts in a row or more than seven and a half hours total.

In cases where a child or adolescent is attending school, the child's work hours should not interfere with his school schedule.

This policy ensures that all workers in these industries can take some time off to recharge their batteries and mentally and physically prepare for the next round of work.

It also creates a sense of community among the workers, who can share experiences and learn from one another. Paid leave can be an important factor in improving workplace morale and ensuring employees are satisfied with their jobs.

Paid annual leave is a common benefit in many countries, and workers in many industries need to be able to take time off to relax and recover.

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Public holidays in Bangladesh

Public holidays are a time-honored tradition in many cultures around the world. In Bangladesh, observance of public holidays is an integral part of the cultural fabric. Generally, employees receive 17 days of festival holidays with pay. These days off are typically celebrated with family and friends and often include special cultural performances.

However, those who work during these festivals receive two compensatory paid holidays and a substitute holiday. This is an excellent policy for maintaining employee morale and gives everyone a chance to take some time off. It also helps ensure that businesses can function successfully during these special times.

Holiday Date
New Year’s Day 1 January
Language Martyrs’ Day / Shaheed Day 21 February
Shab e-Barat 26 February
Birthday of the father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur 17 March
Independence Day 26 March
Jumatul Bidah 5 April
Laylat al Qadr 6 April
Eid Ul Fitr Holiday 9, 10, 11 April
Bengali New Year 14 April
May Day 01 May
Buddha Purnima 23 May
Eid ul-Adha-Holiday 16, 17, 18 June
Ashura 17 July
National Mourning Day 15 August
Shuba Janmashtami 26 August
Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi 16 September
Vijaya Dashami 13 October
Victory Day 16 December
Christmas 25 December

According to the labor act of Bangladesh, festival holidays may be required to work, but workers shall be provided with two additional compensatory holidays with full pay and a substitute holiday without deduction of wages.

Sick leave in Bangladesh

For any kind of service length, 14 days sick leave is available for all employees.

Casual leave in Bangladesh

Based on a pro-rata calculation, employees in Bangladesh are granted ten days of casual leave each year.

This leave allows employees to take time off for personal emergencies or other reasons without affecting their accumulated vacation time or other accrued benefits. The policy emphasizes flexibility and encourages employees to use their leaves for the purposes that best meet their needs.

The leave policy in Bangladesh is a welcomed feature for Bangladeshi employees, who often face unique challenges due to the country's high poverty rates and frequent natural disasters. By allowing staffers some relief from obligations at work, the leave policy promotes healthier minds and bodies and greater work efficiency.

Moreover, workers are required to take a half-hour break after every five hours of work, one hour after every six hours, and one hour or two half-hour breaks after every eight hours. In any establishment, a worker is not liable to work:

(a) Unless the worker has been allowed at least one hour of rest or meal time during the day;

(b) for more than 5 hours on any given day unless the employee is allowed a half-hour break for rest or meals during that day; or

(c) for more than 8 hours unless the worker has had an interval under clause (a) or two intervals under clause (b) on the same day.

Maternity leave in Bangladesh

Female employees in Bangladesh are entitled to eight weeks of paid maternity leave before and eight weeks after giving birth. An unpaid leave is generally available to women who have worked less than six months or who already have two other children.

Maternity leave in Bangladesh is a great benefit for new mothers, and it can provide some much-needed relaxation and time away from work.

Pregnant women covered by the Labour Act 2006 are entitled to up to 16 weeks of maternity leave at their average daily, weekly, or monthly wage.

Conditions for qualification

  • Before her delivery, the worker must have worked for the employer for not less than six months.
  • A woman with two or more surviving children at the time of her confinement will not be entitled to maternity benefits.
  • The employer is not required to pay the maternity benefit until the worker provides a signed certificate signed by a registered medical practitioner confirming her expected confinement or another form of proof that she gave birth to a child. As proof, either a birth certificate or a medical certificate may be accepted by the employer.

During the eight weeks following the delivery of a child, employers are prohibited from hiring a woman and women are forbidden from working in any establishment.

Overall, maternity leave in Bangladesh continues to be an important step forward for improving maternal health and contributing to workforce flexibility across the country.

Paternity leave in Bangladesh

Statutory Minimum mandate is 5 days of paid paternity leave. Many progressive companies are offering Paternity Leave to their employees. The leave entitlement varies from 5 days to 4 weeks and depends entirely on the employer's policies.

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