The standard probation period is 3 months.
Minimum Wage Requirements
The Minimum Wage is EUR 683.76 per month.
Maximum working hours and overtime
Normal working hours over a five-day period must not exceed 40 hours a week, 8 daily.
Bonus and expense payments
Employees are entitled to receive a 13th 14th salaries which includes Easter (half a month’s salary), vacation bonus (half month’s salary) and Christmas bonus (a full month’s salary).
Employees are given 2 days per childbirth paid by the employer.
- Maternity Leave: employees are entitled to 119 calendar days, where only the first month is paid by the employer. In addition to the maternity leave, 6 months' leave paid the minimum wage by the labour Employment Office (OAED). Instead of receiving reduced daily working hours employees may agree with their employers to receive an extra 3.5 months leave paid by the employer.
- Paternity Leave: employees are entitled to 2 days of paid leave after the birth of their child.
In case of sick leave, the employer is obliged to pay the employee 13 days during the first year and 25 days from the second year onwards.