Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Egypt. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Egypt typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services help hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Egypt in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process.
Income tax for both residents and non-residents in Egypt is categorized as follows:
Employees in Egypt are generally paid monthly.
Employers must contribute between 19.75%- 20.75% overall. This is broken down as follows:
Employees must pay social security contributions of 11% with the minimum taxable contribution being 1,200 EGP up to a maximum of 8,100 EGP.
The standard working week in Egypt consists of eight hours a day and 40 hours a week.
It’s important to note that typical working hours can vary by industry in some countries. Contact our team for the most up-to-date information!
Overtime rate for employees who work more than 40 hours a week is 135% of their regular salary during daylight hours and a night rate of 170%.
Overtime laws in Egypt are complex and can depend on the specific circumstances and the employee. We are happy to discuss in more detail for a specific context.
There are 14 public holidays in Egypt:
Employees are entitled to up to six months of paid sick leave on the strict proviso that they provide a professional medical certificate confirming the sickness.
For the first 90 days of sick leave, the employee is entitled to 75% of the regular salary rate. After that, this increases to 85% of the normal rate of pay for 90 days.
Employees who have been working for the same employer for at least 10 months are entitled to up to three months’ fully paid maternity leave.
There are no statutory laws for paternity leave in Egypt.
We believe that remote employees should be able to access their local benefits, as well as high-standard international benefits, wherever they are. Details about international or country specific benefit packages can be provided on request. Please contact us for further details.
Employees in Egypt are not generally eligible for severance pay, except where their termination is unjustified, or the employer has voluntarily provided it.
The notice period for termination is determined by the type of employment and length of service. If the employee has completed less than ten years of service, the notice period is two months, increasing to three months for employees with more than ten years of service.
Egyptian labor law protects employees from illegal termination of employment, and as there are a range of reasons an employee can be terminated, it’s important for those looking to employ in Egypt to reach out to us directly with questions.
Laws around employees who have specific termination protections, or classes of employees who have protected characteristics relevant to discrimination, are highly complex and there can be a number of situation-specific variables. If you have questions in this area, please reach out to us directly to discuss.
The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that labour laws and regulations in Egypt are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the details such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We’re here to help you every step of the way.
Omnipresent makes it easy to employ, pay and support your international team. Book a call with us to start building your global team today.
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