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Weekly working hours and rest

Work and rest hours weekly


Article 64


Without prejudice to the provisions of Article (21) of this law, a worker may not be employed for more than forty-eight hours per week or eight hours per day except in the cases stipulated in this law. The working hours in the holy month of Ramadan shall be thirty-six hours per week. Working hours may be reduced in work that is exhausting, harmful to health or in harsh conditions by a decision of the Minister.


Article 65

A worker shall not be employed for more than five continuous hours per day without a period of rest not less than one hour. The exception is the banking, financial and investment sector, working hours shall be eight continuous hours. (B) After the approval of the Minister, workers may be employed without a period of rest for technical or emergency reasons or office work, provided that the total daily working hours as provided for in Article 64 of this Law are reduced by at least one hour.

Article 66

Without prejudice to the provisions of Articles (21) and (64) of this Law, the employer may, by written order, employ the worker for an additional period if necessary to prevent the occurrence of a serious accident or to remedy the resultant, or to avoid a realized loss or face work exceeding the daily amount. Overtime may not exceed two hours per day and a maximum of one hundred and eighty hours per year, and overtime periods may not exceed three days a week and ninety days a year, and this does not preclude the right of the worker to prove that the employer has assigned him to work overtime. An additional period by all means of proof or the right of the worker to receive remuneration for the period of work The additional wage shall be increased by 25 percent over the normal wage in the same period. This wage shall take into account the provisions of Article (56) of this Law. The employer shall maintain a special record of overtime indicating the dates of days and the number of overtime hours corresponding to the overtime assigned to the worker.

Article 67

The worker shall be entitled to weekly paid rest, which shall be fixed at twenty-four consecutive hours after every six working days.The employer may, if necessary, employ the worker on his weekly rest day if the working conditions so require.A worker shall receive at least 50 percent of his original wage and shall be compensated for his rest day by another rest day. The provision of the preceding paragraph shall not prejudice the calculation of the right of the worker, including his daily wage and vacation, as this right shall be calculated by dividing his salary by the number of actual working days without including his weekly rest days, even though such rest days are paid.

Article 68

The official holidays scheduled for full-paid workers are:

  • A – Hijri New Year’s Day one day.
  • B – the day of Isra and Miraj one day.
  • C- Happy Eid al-Fitr three days.
  • D – Pause the Eid al-Adha one day.
  • E – Eid al-Adha three days.
  • And – the Prophet’s birthday one day.
  • (G) National Day 25 February is one day.
  • H – Liberation day 26 February one day.
  • (I) New Year’s Day one day.

If the working conditions necessitate the employment of the worker in one of these days, he shall decide to him a double wage for him and compensate him with an alternative day.


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