Public Holidays in Egypt for 2019
Decree No.112 of 2003 regulates the official release of public holiday 2019 in Egypt calendar that governs public holidays for workers in Egypt. The decree is supplemented by the Presidential decree whenever a national public holiday is declared. According to the law, every employee deserves a day off during public holidays. Public holidays in Egypt are subject to arbitrary changes by the government authorities or from the Presidential decree whenever a calamity occurs or any unforeseen situation thereof. Both national and religious public holidays are observed in Egypt every year.
The Purpose of the Employer Knowing Employee Public Holiday
As compared to other nations in the world, public holiday 2019 in Egypt covers both religious and national holidays. In that vein, employers have to put into consideration employee public holiday each time they’re doing organisational planning. Marking public holidays helps in the organisation of staffing and rescheduling some of the critical business operations. Every year, Egyptians commemorate their festivals in pomp and colours, which mean most of the businesses will remain closed, allowing employees to have to time off. On the other hand, some companies shall be operational meaning that some employees will report to work on a public holiday. Employers, therefore, deserve the right to make earlier plans with their employees and avoiding any misunderstanding upon issuance of a day off or working on a public holiday.
Dates of the Egypt Public Holiday 2019
|7 Jan||Mon||Coptic Christmas Day|
|25 Jan||Fri||Revolution Day January 25|
|25 Apr||Thu||Sinai Liberation Day|
|28 Apr||Sun||Coptic Easter|
|29 Apr||Mon||Sham el Nessim|
|1 May||Wed||Labour Day|
|4 Jun||Tue||Eid Al Fitr|
|23 Jul||Tue||Revolution Day July 23|
|12 Aug||Mon||Eid Al Adha|
|31 Aug||Sat||Islamic New Year|
|6 Oct||Sun||Armed Forces Day|
|9 Nov||Sat||The Prophet’s Birthday|
The Employee’s Benefits of Working on a Public Holiday
If you’re a worker in Egypt, you’re entitled to up 14 public holidays in a year. According to the Employment Act, an employee can only work on a public holiday if the nature of work demands or there’s a request from the employer. In the event this happens, the employee is entitled to a new pay equivalent to two times their remuneration for that day.
Every worker is required to work not more than 8 hours per day or 48 hours in a week devoid of rest hours. In the event when a holiday falls on a weekend (Sunday), the employee is eligible to take a day in lieu (commonly on a Monday) and be remunerated a regular paycheck. Incidentally, the employee benefits are only entitled to permanent employees and not contract-based employees. The employer must always make an advance request to the employees in case they are to work on a public holiday.
Why Set Up a Business in Egypt
One important factor that attracts investors is the ease of doing business. Despite its rollercoaster of the past few years, Egypt is looking promising for investment opportunities. Egypt’s significant economic reforms have helped boost investor confidence and attract foreign capital, mostly in the energy and manufacturing sectors. Moreover, political stability is now paying a dividend, indicating that foreigners and local investors can count on the Egyptian government regarding economic reforms agenda. With a population of over 25 million, they give Egypt a large pool of labour force that is skilful for the domestic market. On the other hand, the law regarding public holiday 2019 in Egypt is quite evident in the sense that employers have the prerogative to compensate employees whenever they work on a public holiday. Of course, they have to be a prior request and mutual agreement before engaging workers into work.
Additionally, Egypt enjoys a large consumer market evident by the emergence of reputable global brands penetrating the market. With its proximity to the Middle East, Egypt serves as the gateway to linking other African nations with the Middle East. The country brags a world-class infrastructure both in communication and transportation network.
Registering a company in Egypt is now straightforward provided you have all the statutory documents. The process is done expeditiously, thanks to business solutions firms such as 3E Accounting serving your needs without prejudice.