Auxilium's human resources and consulting services can help your company access talent in Oman. Your employees are hired according to local labor laws, which means they will be ready for work within days instead of months - saving you time!
Oman does not have personal income tax.
In Oman, the minimum wage is 325 OMR per month, of which 225 OMR must be salary, and the remaining 100 OMR must be paid as a bonus.
In Oman, the payroll frequency is typically monthly. The employer must make salary payments at least once a month.
There is no legal requirement for employers to pay a 13th-month payment.
In Oman, the standard work week consists of 45 hours per week, nine hours a day. However, work hours are reduced to 30 hours a week, 6 hours a day during Ramadan.
All work above the standard weekly hours is paid as overtime and regulated by employment contracts/collective agreements. When an employee is requested to work overtime or on holidays, the maximum is set at 12 hours a day.
All overtime hours in excess of 45 hours a week are paid at an overtime compensation rate of 125% of the employees’ regular wage for daylight hours and150% for hours worked at night.
Employees have the right to an annual leave of 30 days, paid at 100% of their regular salary. Employees earn the entitlement following six months of consecutive employment at one organisation.
Oman has 10 public holidays.
An employee is entitled to 10 days of sick leave compensated by the employer at 100% of their regular income. Any sickness in excess of two weeks is paid by Social Security at a reduced rate as follows:
Per Article 83, Part 5 of the Labor Law of Oman, women working in the private sector are entitled to 50 days of maternity leave covering periods before and after delivery, with compensation at 100% of their regular income. An employee is entitled to maternity leave three times throughout her employment in one organisation. Civil Service Law No. 120/2004 allows female employees working in the public sector to take maternity leave up to five times throughout their service.
In Oman, there are no provisions in the law regarding paternity leave.
There are no provisions in the law regarding parental leave.
The termination process varies according to the Employment Agreement and the Collective Agreement in place and on the type of contract and reason for termination. Employers must have sufficient ground for terminating an employee and must provide a formal notice period and end-of-service gratuity.
The notice period in Oman is 30 days for both employees resigning and employers dismissing an employee. All notices must be provided in writing.
In Oman, employers must pay severance pay based on the employee’s years of service:
In Oman, probation periods are outlined in the employees’ employment contract/collective agreement. The probation period must not exceed three months.
Foreigners are usually requested to obtain entry visas to travel toOman. Visas for Oman are broadly categorised as a tourist visa, employment visa, relative/friend visit visa, family joining/resident visa, investor resident and student resident visa, transit visa.
They can be issued as single-entry, double-entry, or multiple-entry visas for visits up to 90 days in periods of 180 days. The single-entry visa grants one-time entrance, whereas double-entry visa holders may travel twice in predetermined timeframes. A multiple-entry visa allows for consecutive visits to the country.
The standard rate of VAT in Oman is 5.00%