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Bahrain - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

16 May 2011


Duration

General

Every worker is entitled to not less than 21 days of annual leave for each year of work. After 5 years of work, the worker is entitled to increase such number of days to at least 28 days.
The Labour Law for the Private Sector Art.84

Exceptions

A Muslim worker may get a 2 week paid vacation to perform the pilgrimage once during the period of his service provided that his service with the employer shall not be less than 5 continuous years.
The Labour Law for the Private Sector Art.88


Payment

Amount

Annual leave is paid as 100% of the normal salary.

A worker shall be entitled to receive a cash consideration equivalent to his wages for the days of annual leave due to him after two-year period if he terminates the contract of employment before having taken all his annual leave and such payment shall be for the period which he has not taken as due leave.
The Labour Law for the Private Sector Art.84, art.86


Number and dates

Official holidays on full wage which shall be granted to a worker
are as follows; First day of Al-Hijra Calendar Year, Eid El-Adha, Eid El-Fitr, 1st Muharram, 10th ,11th and 12th Thulhaja, 1st , 2nd ,and 3rd Shawal, The Prophet’s Birthday, 12th Rabie Al-Awal, National Day, 16th December, Ashoora, 9th and 10th Muharram, First day of the New Gregorian Year, 1st January.

If a Friday or any official holiday coincides with any one of the aforementioned official holidays, a day in lieu thereof shall be granted.
The Labour Law for the Private Sector Art.81, art.83


Payment

Public Holidays are paid as 100% of the normal salary.
The Labour Law for the Private Sector Art.83


Iraq - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE


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Duration

General

A worker shall have a right to 20 days’ leave for each year of work.
A worker employed in work which is arduous or harmful to health shall have a right to 30 days’ paid leave for each year of work.
A worker shall have a right to proportional leave in relation to any fraction of a year of work.
An employer may, in case of necessity and upon the worker’s request, grant unpaid leave.

The length of a worker’s annual leave shall be increased by 2 days after every additional 5 years of continuous service with the same employer.
Labour Code §67,§68

Exceptions

The employer shall allow the worker to take the annual leave unless serious reasons related to the nature of the work or the circumstances in which it is performed require is to be deferred; the worker shall nonetheless take the minimum amount of leave and shall, in respect of the leave he has been unable to take, receive compensation in an amount equal to his total wages payable for such period.
Labour Code §73(2)


Payment

At the time the leave is granted, a worker shall be paid the wages due for the period of annual leave.
Labour Code §72


Payment

A worker is entitled to leave at full pay on holidays fixed by law.
Labour Code §75


Jordan - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

10 May 2011


Duration

General

Each employee shall be entitled to an annual leave with full pay for fourteen (14) days per each year of service.
Labour Code Art.61
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 14 days.
  • 1995: 3 weeks.

Exceptions

The employee may enjoy 21 days of leave after five years successive service. The provisions on annual leave do not apply to family members working without pay.
Labour Code Art.3, art.61


Payment

Amount

100%. Each employee shall be entitled to an annual leave with full pay.
Labour Code Art.61


Kuwait - Working time - 2011


Duration

General

Every worker is entitled to enjoy a paid annual leave of 30 days.

In addition, the worker who completes 2 continuous years in the service of his employer shall be entitled to a paid leave of 21 days for performing Haj rituals, provided that he should not have previously performed the Haj.
Labour Law Art.70, art.76


Payment

Amount

100%. The worker is entitled to be paid with the normal salary during his leave.
Labour Law Art.71

Date of payment

The worker is entitled to be paid in advance before taking his leave.
Labour Law Art.71


Number and dates

The Official Holidays are 13; Hijiri New Year Day, Ascension (Isra & Miraj) Day, Eid Al Fitr, (Lesser Bairam), Waqfat Arafat, Eid Al Adha(Greater Bairam), Prophet Day, National Day (25th February), Liberation Day (26th February), New Gregorian Year.
Labour Law Art.68


Payment

Every worker is entitled to enjoy the Official Public Holidays with pay.
Labour Law Art.68


Lebanon - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

25 May 2011


Duration

General

Every wage-earner or salary-earner employed in an establishment for at least one year is entitled to an annual leave of 15 days with full pay.
Labour Code Art.39
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 15 days
  • 2007: 15 days
  • 1995: 15 days.

Exceptions

Family undertakings are not covered by the Labour Code.
Labour Code Art.7


Payment

Amount

Full renumeration
Labour Code Art.39


Number and dates

The law of 21 November 1962, provides a compulsory holiday in all trade and industrial undertakings as well as public administrations on Independence Day (22 November of each year), except for those wherein the nature of work requires continuity. The law of 30 April 1959, provides the 1 day of May, Labour Day, as an Official Holiday also for all workers in public or private stablishments.

In addition, the Banque de Liban provides a schedule of the Official Banking Holidays in Lebanon. However these days will be only observed by the Banque de Liban, its branches, the banking and financial sectors in Lebanon and the public sector;

New Year Day (1 January),Christmas Day-Armenian Orthodox (6 January), St. Maroun Day (9 February), Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday(15 February), Annunciation Day(25 March), Good Friday (22,23 April), Easter -Eastern and Western Church-(24 April), Labour Day(1 May), South Liberation Day(25 May), Assumption of Virgin Mary (15 August), Eid Al-Fitr -Ramadan-(30 August), Eid Al-Adha (6 November), Independence Day (22 November),Hijri New Year (26 November), Ashoura (5 December), Christmas Day (25 December).
Law of 30 April 1959 Sole Article
Law of 21 November 1962 Sole Article
The Bank of Lebanon website


Qatar - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

16 September 2011


Duration

General

Annual leave shall not be less than three weeks for the worker whose service is less than five years and four weeks for the worker whose service is more than five years.
In addition, the worker shall be entitled to enjoy a leave corresponding to the fractions of the year in proportion to the period of his service.

The Muslim worker shall be entitled to leave without pay, not exceeding two weeks to fulfil his obligation to go to pilgrimage once during the period of his service.
The employer shall specify the number of the workers who may be granted such leave annually in accordance with the work requirements subject to giving priority to the worker who has been in continuous service for a longer period whenever the circumstances of the work permit.
Labour Law Art.79, 83


Payment

Amount

Annual leave is paid. To this respect, the amount that the worker receive shall be calculated on the basis of his basic wage on the date of entitlement and if the worker is employed on a piece-by-piece work basis the entitlement shall be calculated on the basis of his average wages for the three months preceding the date of entitlement.
Labour Law Art.72


Number and dates

The worker shall be entitled to annually, leave with full wage as follows: 1. Three working days for Eid EI-Fitr
2. Three working days for Eid Al-Adha
3. One working day for the Independence day
4. Three working days to be specified by the employer.
Labour Law Art.78


Saudi Arabia - Working time - 2011


Duration

General

A worker shall be entitled to a prepaid annual leave of not less than twenty one days, to be increased to a period of not less than thirty days if the worker spends five consecutive years in the service of the employer.
Labour Law Art.109(1)


Payment

Date of payment

The payment of the annual leave shall be paid in advance.
Labour Law Art.109


Number and dates

A worker shall be entitled to a paid leave of not less than ten days and not more than fifteen days, including Eid Al-Adha holiday, to perform Hajj only once during his service if he has not performed it before. To be eligible for this leave, the worker must have spent at least two consecutive years of service with the employer. The employer may determine the number of workers who shall be given this leave annually in accordance with work requirements.
Labour Law Art.114


Payment

Each worker shall be entitled to full-pay leave on Eids and occasions specified in the Regulations.
Labour Law Art.112


Syrian Arab Republic - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

19 June 2012


Duration

General

- Workers shall be entitled to one annual leave of twenty-four working days, with full pay, after 1 to 5 years of employment.
- Workers shall be entitled to leave of twenty-one working days, after 5 to 10 years of employment.
- Workers shall be entitled to leave of thirty working days, after 10 or more years of employment or when they are over 50.
Labour Law (No. 17 of 2010) Art.155a)b)c)


Payment

The annual leave is enjoy with pay. However, an employer may deny a worker his wage for the entire leave or recover any paid portion thereof if it is proved that the worker has worked for another employer while on leave.

Workers shall receive pro-rated wage for their accrued leave if their employment is terminated before they take such leave. Such wage shall be calculated on the basis of the last wage earned by the worker.
Labour Law (No. 17 of 2010) Art.155,162,163

Amount

Annual leave is enjoy with full pay.
Labour Law (No. 17 of 2010) Art.155


Number and dates

Workers shall be entitled to leave with full pay, on the official holidays determined by ministerial decision totalling no less than thirteen days per year.

If any official holiday coincides with the weekly day off, workers shall be entitled to a replacement day on the first working day following the holiday.

Sunday 1st January, New year´s day; Saturday 4th February, Prophet’s Mohammad´s Birthday; Thrusday 8 March, Revolution day; Wednesday 21 March, Mother´s day; Sunday 8 April, Easter (Gregorian); Sunday 15 April, Easter (Julian); Tuesday 17 April, Independence day; Tuesday 1st May, Workers day, Friday 6 May, Martyr´s day; Saturday 18-Monday 20 Sep., Eid Al-Fitr (En of the Fasting month), Saturday 6 October, October´s liberalization war; Thrusday 25- Sunday 28 October, Al- Adha Holiday; Wednesday 14 November, Hijri new year; Tuesday 25 December, Christmas.
Labour Law (No. 17 of 2010) Art.166a)b)
Website of the Central Bank of Syria


Payment

Workers shall be entitled to enjoy public holidays with full pay.
Labour Law (No. 17 of 2010) Art.166a)


United Arab Emirates - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

18 April 2011


Duration

The worker shall be entitled during every year of service an annual leave of no less than the following periods:
a - Two days for each month should the period of service of the worker be of six months at least and a year at most.
b - Thirty days for each year should the period of service of the worker exceed one year.

Should the service of the worker be terminated , the worker shall be entitled to an annual leave for the fractions of the last year.
Labour Law 1980 §75


Payment

Annual leave is to be paid.
Labour Law 1980 §78

Amount

The worker shall receive a basic wage and a housing allowance, if any, for the days of the annual leave.
Labour Law 1980 §78

Date of payment

The employer shall pay to the employee the entire wage due thereto, in addition to the leave pay determined by virtue of the provisions hereof, prior to the annual leave thereof.
Labour Law 1980 §80


Number and dates

The worker shall be entitled to an official leave with full payment in the following occasions :
a - New Year’s Day (Hejir) - One day.
b - New Year’s Day (Gregorian) - One day.
c - Eid al Fitr - Two days.
d - Eid al Adha and Arafat Day - Three days.
e - Prophet Mohammed Birthday Anniversary - One day.
f - Isra and Mi’raj - One day.
g - National Day - One day.
Labour Law 1980 §74


Payment

Workers are entitled to full payment for public holidays.
Labour Law 1980 §74


Yemen - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

11 November 2011


Duration

General

Workers shall be entitled to leave of not less than 30 days with full pay for each year of effective service, to be calculated on the basis of at least two-and-a- half days for each month.
Labour Code Art.79.1


Payment

The annual leave period that each worker is entitled shall be enjoyed with full pay.

In addition, rates of entitlement to leave may, by order of the Minister, be increased for certain occupations and categories of workers.
Labour Code Art.79(1)(7)


Payment

Public holidays shall be enjoyed with full pay.
Labour Code Art.78

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