Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Egypt as reported in our fortnightly newswire “Dernieres nouvelles”.

Egypt: Brief on the proposed draft for the new labor law

The Senate has finally approved a draft labour law that introduces new wide-ranging rights and obligations …

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Egypt: Digitising tax system

The government has been busy digitising the tax system and reforming the tax burden on foreign investors …

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Egypt: Senate rejects proposal on paternal leave

Under further amendments to the Labour Law, a woman may only take up to three paid maternity leave periods …

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Egypt: NWC sets minimum wage at LE 2400 for private sector

The new Minimum wage has finally been introduced – the first in the private sector …

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Egypt: Senate gives preliminary approval to new labour law

Senate approval has been given to a new comprehensive labour law …

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Egypt: Smoking in health, education and government facilities banned

Although tobacco consumption is declining around the World, it is growing fast in Egypt and now poses a serious health risk to the population …

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Egypt: Migration and diaspora

One of the world’s largest diaspora originate from Egypt …

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Egypt: Parliament passes law to sack civil servants linked to Muslim Brotherhood

Companies with operations in the country should be cautious about hiring employees who previously worked in the public sector …

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Egypt: Government put improving human rights on the agenda

The government has been under much international pressure to improve it’s human rights record …

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Egypt: Proposed labour law amendment to increase paid annual leave

Employees will receive 15 days paid annual leave in year one and 21 days leave in year two under a proposed labour law amendment currently being debated by the two chambers of Egypt’s Parliament …

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Egypt: NWC sets minimum wage at LE 2400 for private sector

With effect from 1st January 2022, private sector employers must pay workers a baseline wage/salary of no less than LE2,400 per month (US$153), plus a minimum monthly bonus of LE60 ($3 …

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Egypt: Draft law sets community service as alternative to jail time for petty crimes

A Committee made up of House of Representative Members and independent experts has been tasked with reviewing the possibility of replacing shorter periods of imprisonment with community service for minor offenders …

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Egypt: Sexual violence against women

Companies operating sexual harassment policies should be aware that in Egypt, the prevailing view about the violent treatment of women concerns primarily the public exposure and shame of “immodest behaviour”, rather than the fundamental criminality of the acts …

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Egypt: Employment contract termination

The Council of Representatives have been debating a report prepared by its Manpower Committee …

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Egypt: New solvency rules

For some time, the government has sought to reduce the importance of state industries in the economy …

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