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Substantive Labour Code, 1950, Colombia (Sick Leave)

Substantive Labour Code 1950; Section 227-228 (Sick Leave)

In accordance with the Labour Code, a worker is entitled to sick leave for up to 180 days (6 months) in case of some non-occupational disease.

The Labour Law provides paid sick leave as follows: – 2/3 (66.67%) of wages during the first 90 days of sick leave; and – 1/2 (50%) of wages during the remaining period of sick leave The health system is responsible for the payment during non-occupational sickness leave.

The benefits are paid through state social security system funded through worker (4% of monthly earnings) and employer (8.5% of payroll) contributions. Government also finances the program for low earners by contributing to the Solidarity and Guarantee Fund.

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