The Egypt labor law no. 12
from 2003 is the one who regulates the labor market of
This new labor law has 257 articles regarding the
legal aspects that regulates the Egypt`s labor market. The labor law wants to
increase the involvement of the private sector in the same
time with the achievement of the stability between the
rights of the employees and the ones of the employers.
employer` s right to fire employees is among the law`s most
important points. Other point is represented by the
conditions regarding the above mentioned right; the law also
specifies the employees` right to strike. The contracts of employment must be in
written in the Arab language and in 3 copies. Each of the
copies must be kept by the employee, the social insurance
and the employer. The employment contract must include some
precise information, according to the labor law.
contract must include: the employer`s name and the work
place`s address, the employee`s address, name, occupation
and qualifications, the employee`s social insurance number
as well as the documents that prove his/her identity, the
kind and nature of work that makes the contract` s subject,
the time and method of payment.