Working OverTime In Ramadan ... What To Expect Under Labor Laws?

  • Publish date: Sunday، 27 March 2022
Working OverTime In Ramadan ... What To Expect Under Labor Laws?

So Ramadan working hours were announced a while ago in Ramadan for the governmental sector and private sector, as in the private sector people are supposed to work with 2 hours reduced from their working hours, however, shall the employee be asked to work extra overtime hours in the private sector, this overtime period should not be more than 2 hours per day, and the total number of working hours should not go beyond 144 hours in three weeks, as by Article 15 (3) of the Cabinet Resolution No. 1 of 2022.

But you might be excluded from the maximum number of working hours if:

  • You are a person holding a supervisory position.
  • If you work in technical nature and you have to work through shifts continuously, however, your working hours should not be more than 56 hours per week.

Working for the extra 2 hours that the government has cut for the private sector for the holy month of Ramadan would mean that they are considered overtime, and you should be paid from them; overtime is the basic hourly income plus 25% of the basic income.

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