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With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Egypt. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

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Hire employees in Egypt No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in Egypt,  your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

Egypt also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Egypt quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

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Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Egypt within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

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    Quick Overview

    Currency: Egyptian pound EGP

    Capital: Cairo

    Official language: Modern Standard Arabic

    Payroll Cycle: Monthly

    Statutory Holidays

    Paid Time Off

    In Egypt, employees are generally entitled to 21 days of annual paid leave, once they have worked for 6 months. Employees who are over the age of 50, or have been employed for over 10 years are entitled to 30 days of leave.

    Public Holidays

    Egypt celebrates 12 days based on the Gregorian calendar, and 2/3 days of holidays based on the lunar calendar.

    • Orthodox Christmas Day
    • January 25 Revolution Day
    • National Police Day
    • Sinai Liberation Day
    • Labour Day
    • Sham Ennessim
    • Eid al-Fitr
    • June 30 Revolution
    • June 30 Uprising in Egypt
    • Eid al-Adha
    • Revolution Day
    • Islamic New Year
    • Armed Forces Day
    • Prophet's Birthday

    General Taxation

    Individual Income Tax

    The individual income tax is based on progressive tax brackets that start from 10% up to 25%.

    Employer Cost

    The employer cost is 5% of the employee salary.

    Additional information

    Employment contract details

    Contracts must be in writing in Modern Standard Arabic. Also, should include an offer letter.

    Fixed-term contracts are allowed for up to 5 years.

    Maximum working hours and overtime

    The maximum working hours are 8 hours per day, and 48 hours a week. The standard working hours is 44 a week.

    Minimum Wage Requirements

    The minimum wage is variable per degree, mostly around 2,400 EGP per month.

    Probation Period

    Three months is the maximum and it's non renewable.

    Parental Leave

    • Maternity Leave: employees are granted with 90 days of paid maternity leave. Under most contracts, paid maternity leave is eligible twice within 5 years.
    • Paternity Leave: in Egypt, is not a mandatory leave. However, is best practice to grant some time paid by the employer.

    Certificate of Military Duty

    Male employees must have a certificate of Military Duty or a certificate of exemption. Egypt will not allow employment if a person has not completed or been exempted from military duty, nor while he is serving.

    Termination requirements for employees in

    Notice Period

    The standard notice period is 2 months if the employee has been working for less than 10 years, and 3 months if the employee has been working for more than 10 years.

    It's customary to sometimes grant the employee the notice as severance.

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