Leave Policy in Oman

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Understanding leave policies and holiday regulations in Oman is crucial for effective workforce management. This guide offers a comprehensive overview of various types of paid and unpaid leave, including public holidays, annual leave, sick leave, and maternity leave. Employers aiming to hire employees from Oman or through an Employer of Record (EOR) in Oman must be knowledgeable about these regulations to maintain compliance and manage their workforce effectively.

Annual Leave (Vacation)

Employees are eligible for 30 calendar days of annual leave, fully paid at their regular salary. This leave entitlement is granted after completing six months of continuous service with the organization. Unused leave can be rolled over into the next year.

Public Holidays

  • January 1, 2024 (Monday): New Year
  • February 8, 2024 (Thursday): Isra and Mi’raj
  • April 9, 2024 (Tuesday): Eid al-Fitr Holiday
  • April 10, 2024 (Wednesday): Eid al-Fitr Holiday
  • April 11, 2024 (Thursday): Eid al-Fitr Holiday
  • April 12, 2024 (Friday): Eid al-Fitr Holiday
  • April 13, 2024 (Saturday): Eid al-Fitr Holiday
  • June 17, 2024 (Monday): Eid al-Adha (Tentative)
  • June 18, 2024 (Tuesday): Eid al-Adha Holiday (Tentative)
  • June 19, 2024 (Wednesday): Eid al-Adha Holiday (Tentative)
  • June 20, 2024 (Thursday): Eid al-Adha Holiday (Tentative)
  • July 8, 2024 (Monday): Muharram (Tentative)
  • September 16, 2024 (Monday): The Prophet’s Birthday (Tentative)
  • November 18, 2024 (Monday): National Day

Sick Days

  • In the Case of Illness: Employees receive up to 10 days of paid sick leave directly from their employer.
  • Extended Illness (Weeks 3-4): After two weeks of illness, Social Security takes over payments, providing 75% of an employee's regular wages.
  • Extended Illness (Weeks 5-6): Social Security payments decrease to 50% of an employee's regular wages after four weeks of illness.
  • Extended Illness (Weeks 7-10): Social Security payments drop to 25% of an employee's regular wages after six weeks of illness.

Maternity Leave

Oman offers female employees paid maternity leave under both the Labor Law and the Civil Service Law.

  • Private Sector: The Labor Law (Article 83, Part 5) provides for 50 days of fully paid maternity leave, which can be taken before and after childbirth. This benefit is available to an employee for up to three separate pregnancies while employed by the same organization.
  • Public Sector: Civil Service Law No. 120/2004 allows female employees to take maternity leave for up to five times throughout their entire career in the public sector. Similar to the private sector, public sector employees receive their full salary during their maternity leave.

Bereavement Leave

  • Immediate Family : Employees are granted three days of leave for the passing of a parent, spouse, sibling, grandparent, or child.
  • Extended Family : In the case of an aunt or uncle's death, two days of leave are allocated.
  • Spouse's Death : A working Muslim woman receives extended leave (130 days) upon the loss of her husband.

Personal Leave

  • Wedding Leave : Employees are entitled to three days of leave to celebrate their wedding.
  • Hajj Pilgrimage : Employees have the opportunity to take a 15-day leave to perform the Hajj pilgrimage once during their employment, following one year of service.

Educational Leave 

Employees pursuing studies at accredited institutions within Oman can request up to 15 days of leave.

Hassle-Free Leave Policy Management in Oman  with Gloroots

At Gloroots, we recognize that navigating leave policies can be intricate, particularly when expanding your business and hiring globally. Our platform guarantees adherence to Oman's labor regulations, maintains precise leave balances, processes leave requests effortlessly, and produces detailed leave reports. By partnering with Gloroots, you can focus on scaling your business while we handle the complexities of employee leave management. Contact us to discover how Gloroots can streamline your HR processes and improve your operations in Oman.

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