This extra public holiday will bring the total yearly number of public holidays in Nicaragua to 10.
Employees are now entitled to take a paid day off on 30 May to celebrate Mother’s Day. Employees who work on national holidays are entitled to be paid at a rate equal to 200% of their regular daily salary.
In the event of force majeure events or exceptional and unforeseen circumstances, employers may negotiate with their employees to work on a public holiday without extra pay and instead plan for a replacement day off.
Employers must update their leave policies accordingly to ensure compliance with the new rule.