Paid Time Off
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:
Week 3-4 of sickness – 75% of their wages
Week 5-6 of sickness – 50% of their wages
Week 7-10 of sickness– 25% of their wages
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.
Bereavement leave: for the death of a father, mother, spouse, sibling, grandparent, or child, an employee is entitled to three days of leave. For the death of an aunt or uncle, two days’ leave is granted. In the event of a working Muslim woman losing her husband, the leave entitlement is increased to 130 days.
Wedding leave: an employee is entitled to 3 days.Hajj Pilgrimage: an employees gets 15 days of leave to perform the Hajj Pilgrimage once during their employment, following one year of service.
Exam leave: granted to employees in Oman for the opportunity to study in one of the schools, institutes, colleges, or universities. The leave entitlement for study leave is 15 days.