The employer normally pays 13 months’ salary. The employee’s share of social security contributions is deducted directly from gross wages. The working week is between 40 and 45 hours, usually 42 hours. Employees are entitled to 20 days’ vacation per year, plus between 9 and 12 statutory public holidays. Unless otherwise agreed, the notice required for termination is one month in the first year of employment, two months from the second to the ninth year of employment and thereafter three months.