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Egypt EOR & PEO

SALARY PAYMENT IN Egyptian Pound (EGP E£)

CONTRACT LANGUAGES Arabic / English

PAYROLL TAX 19.75% – 20.75%

PAYROLL CYCLE Monthly

TIME TO HIRE 24 hours

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Hire in Egypt

Horizons provides compliance solutions to ensure your business in Egypt operates in line with Egyptian labor laws and tax regulations. Businesses benefit from hiring in, investing in, or job outsourcing to, Egypt in a range of industries, from customer service, to accounting services, to software development.

We also process monthly payroll, and, as an Egypt Employer of Record, absorb all local employer liabilities. Partnering with our Egypt EOR is the quickest and most cost-effective way to enter the Egyptian market.

Note, an Egypt Employer of Record is also known as an Egypt dscx  Professional Employer Organization (PEO).

Facts & Stats

EOR Platform

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EOR Cost

Our Egypt EOR solution is the most affordable on the market.

Time-to-hire

Fast onboarding in Egypt, hire in as little as 24 hours.

Contracts

We draft labor contracts compliant with Egyptian labor law.

Local Benefits

We administer all mandatory benefits and contributions in Egypt.

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Employment Laws

Egypt employment contracts

It is legally required for all employers in Egypt to provide a written employment contract for every employee. These contracts need to be written in the country’s official language of Arabic, use the currency of the Egyptian pound, and include any relevant details such as working hours, compensation, benefits, and so on.

Fixed-term
Probationary period3 months maximum
Termination notice period

During probation: none

<10 years’ service: 2 months

>10 years’ service: 3 months

SeveranceOnly in cases where the employee is aged 60+ and is not entitled to social security: 0.5 months’ salary per year of service for first 5 years + 1 month’s salary for each year after.
Indefinite
Probationary period3 months maximum
Termination notice period

During probation: none

<10 years’ service: 2 months

>10 years’ service: 3 months

SeveranceOnly in cases where the employee is aged 60+ and is not entitled to social security: 0.5 months’ salary per year of service for first 5 years + 1 month’s salary for each year after.

Working hours in Egypt

A normal working week in Egypt is 40 hours, with Friday and Saturday as rest days.

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Public holidays in Egypt

Egypt has a range of national public holidays that are celebrated annually. In 2024 these holidays are:

DateHoliday name
1 Jan, 2024New Year’s Day
7 Jan, 2024Coptic Christmas Day
25 Jan, 2024Revolution Day
26 Jan, 2024Day off for Revolution Day
09 Apr, 2024Sham El-Nessim
10 Apr, 2024Eid el Fitr (Islamic calendar, date varies)
11 Apr, 2024Eid el Fitr (Islamic calendar, date varies)
12 Apr, 2024Eid el Fitr (Islamic calendar, date varies)
25 Apr, 2024Sinai Liberation Day
1 May, 2024Labor Day
15 Jun, 2024Arafat Day (Tentative Date)
17 Jun, 2024Eid al-Adha (Islamic calendar, date varies)
18 Jun, 2024Eid al-Adha (Islamic calendar, date varies)
19 Jun, 2024Eid al-Adha (Islamic calendar, date varies)
30 Jun, 2024June 30 Revolution, Eid al-Adha Holiday (Tentative Date)
8 Jul, 2024Muharram (Islamic calendar, date varies)
23 Jul, 2024Revolution Day July 23
24 Jul, 2024Day off for Revolution Day July 23
16 Sep, 2024Prophet Mohamed’s Birthday (Islamic calendar, date varies)
6 Oct, 2024Armed Forces Day

Vacation in Egypt

Employees in Egypt who have worked for their employer for at least six months can generally take 21 days of paid vacation leave per year. If they have 10 years with an employer, or are over the age of 50, then they are entitled to one month (30 days) of leave. After five years of service, employees are also entitled to a one-off month of religious leave for pilgrimages.

Sick leave in Egypt

Employees in Egypt are entitled to six months of paid sick leave, compensated at a rate of at least 75% of their normal salary or wage.

Maternity and paternity leave in Egypt

Female employees in Egypt are entitled to three months (90 days) of paid maternity leave. Generally, this can only be used twice in a five-year period.

Employee severance and terminations in Egypt

When terminating employees in Egypt, the case must be taken to the Ministry of Manpower and Migration, which has 15 days to make a decision. The decision can also be contested by the employee.

Employees are also entitled to a notice period prior to termination, which varies depending on their length of service. For those with under ten years of experience, there is a mandatory 60-day notice period. For those with more than ten years of service, the minimum is 90 days.

Probation periods in Egypt are limited to three months.

Taxation in Egypt

In Egypt, both employees and employers must contribute to social security, and the contributions vary depending on salary. For employers, the contribution is either 24% or 26% of salary, and for employees, it is either 11% or 14%.

Income tax in Egypt is progressive, and the rates are between 0% and 25%, depending on income level.

Corporate tax in Egypt is 22.5%.

Health insurance in Egypt

Egyptians receive free medical care, so employees do not need to provide private insurance.

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Compensation & Benefits

Compensation laws in Egypt

The minimum wage in Egypt is 6,000 Egyptian pounds per month for full-time workers.

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Benefit management in Egypt

Setting up your Egyptian benefits system can be a confusing process if you are not familiar with the complex labor laws, language, and cultural differences, so it is common to encounter delays.

Horizons can help you avoid this complex part of your Egyptian expansion, saving you time and money and simplifying the entire process. Our team will offer advice and outsourcing of your benefit system setup and management, freeing you to focus on the rest of your expansion.

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FAQs

Generally speaking, the terms “Egypt PEO” and “Egypt EOR” are used interchangeably.

An EOR in Egypt can feasibly hire both local and foreign nationals to work in Egypt.

However, the ability of Horizons to sponsor your foreign national employee in Egypt may be limited due to visa quotas practiced in many countries.

Contact us with your requirements and our Global Mobility team with review the case and get back to you within 2 business days.

In most cases, Horizons’ Egypt EOR can hire & onboard your employee within 24 hours. The actual start date of the employee will depend on their notice period obligation to their previous employer as well as any relevant hiring rules in Egypt.

It is possible to get a work visa in Egypt. Horizons’ Global Mobility team is a dedicated team of work visa experts. They assess the details of each case to determine feasibility and costs before Horizons applies for the work visa on behalf of your employee. If the Global Mobility team determines that your case is feasible, the process is smooth and transparent. Visa spots in Egypt are limited, however—get started today to secure your employees’ visa spot.