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As a Global PEO & EOR service provider, we pride ourselves on our global reach, in-country knowledge, and ability to swiftly and efficiently mobilize workers around the world. Our robust PEO/EOR covers everything from global HR, payroll, compliance, in-country support, immigration, visas, and more.

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  • Greater Cairo is the largest city in both Africa and the Middle East
  • The Great Pyramids are some of the oldest buildings known to man, and we still don’t know exactly when they were built or who by
  • Egypt is home to the majority of the world’s Arabic people
  • Egypt is a transcontinental country, with the Sinai peninsula forming a land bridge between Africa and Asia

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Egypt PEO Services

A significant piece of human history, frozen forever

There is no country in the world that can boast about its history like Egypt can. Home to some of the oldest buildings in the world with its Great Pyramids, Egypt keeps a significant piece of human history frozen in time forever. Cairo, its capital city, is a famous destination for tourists as a result of this history, and most of Egypt’s expatriates choose to make their homes here.

Egypt is a transcontinental country, which is mostly located in North Africa but also has parts in Asia. As a result of this, Egypt enjoys a unique blend of culture and diversity throughout the country. Some of Egypt’s main industries for foreign workers include petroleum products, media, finance, tourism, and charity work.

Growing numbers of foreign businesses and investors are choosing to explore Egypt to access these industries and the country’s natural resources. An Egypt PEO provider like Gibson Watts Global can provide significant support with this process, facilitating business expansion into Egypt without a legal entity in the country.

Working in Egypt

Employment Information

  • Employees must contribute 11% of their salary to social insurance, employers must contribute 18.75%
  • The minimum Social Insurance wage in Egypt is 1,200 EGP, and the maximum is 8,100 EGP
  • Personal health insurance policies are mandatory in Egypt, and an employee’s healthcare must be covered by this
  • Arabic language is mandatory on employment contracts; so bilingual wording is advised for employees who are unable to understand Arabic. All contracts must also be in writing
  • Fixed-term contracts can be renewed on multiple occasions, however they must be linked to a specific pipeline of tasks for justification
  • Probation periods are generally 3 months, and this can’t be extended beyond this
  • There is no minimum wage in Egypt, however an employee’s salary must exceed the minimum Social Insurance wage
  • Bonuses are agreed within employment contracts, and are down to the employee / employer’s relationship

Working Hours

  • The usual working hours in Egypt are 48 hours per week, and this is outlined in Egyptian employment law
  • Overtime can only be worked at a maximum of 2 hours per day, and overtime pay rates cannot be less than the employee’s usual pay, plus 35%. For workers that do overtime night shifts, 70% extra on the salary must be provided
  • If an employee is required to work overtime on one of their holiday days, the employer must pay a minimum of double the salary for that day’s work


  • If a worker has been with an employer for over 1 year, then they are entitled to 21 days of annual leave per year
  • The annual leave allowance increases to 30 days per year once an employee has completed 10 years of service
  • Employees that are over the age of 50 are also entitled to 30 days paid leave
  • For workers who have completed less than a year of service, paid leave is allocated on a pro rata basis
  • Eid, October 6th, and January 25th are all Egyptian national holidays. Employees are compensated on all national holidays and special occasions.
  • An employee is entitled to their salary should they fall ill. An employee with a proven record of sickness is entitled to paid sick leave at the rate of 75% of their salary for up to 90 days with social insurance. After 90 days, this is increased to 85% for the following 90 days. Sick leave is payable up to 180 days.
  • Social Insurance entitles 3 months of full paid maternity leave for each child (up to 3 children)

Cultural Information

Friendly yet professional etiquette is commonplace in Egypt. Punctuality and keeping a smart appearance is very important. Egypt’s main language is Arabic, and it is appreciated when expats learn the language, however English is also commonly understood across the country.

Islam is the main religion of Egypt, and it’s important to be respectful of Islamic customs in the country. Most Egyptian workers won’t be available throughout Ramadan, and Friday is a non-working day as it is the Islamic holy day. Working weeks in Egypt run from Sunday to Thursday.

Impacts of COVID-19

Similar to other countries across the world, many Egyptian businesses chose to close their offices and resort to remote working practices in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This varies depending on the industry, and as of late 2021, Egypt has a balance of remote working and in-person working patterns.

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