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  1. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Law No. 112 of 1980 on a Universal Social Security Scheme.

    Adoption: 1980 | EGY-1980-L-35094

    A non-contributory and obigatory Social Security System to provide the working population, including temporary and casual workers in agriculture, artisans, small land and property owners, self employed and domestic servants, not covered by the Social Insurance Law No. 79 of 1975, with old age, survivors and disablility benefits.

  2. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree (No. 43 of 1979) promulgating the law of the local government system.

    Adoption: 1979-07-10 | EGY-1979-R-56950

    Establishes local government units, including governates, administrative districts, towns, quarters, and villages. Defines their scope and administrative responsibilities. Provides procedures for the selection and/or election of governing officials.

  3. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Decree (No. 2) of 1979 regarding the employment of foreign experts.

    Adoption: 1979-02-01 | EGY-1979-R-56947

    Establishes provisions for the employment of foreign experts, provided their qualifications are unavailable amongst nationals of the A.R.E.

  4. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Law No. 50 of 1987 concerning Social Insurance for Egyptians Working abroad. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 1978-07-20 | Date of entry into force: 1978-07-20 | EGY-1978-L-104909

  5. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Act No. 48 of 1978 concerning civil service employees

    Adoption: 1978-07-01 | EGY-1978-L-27748

    This Act governs civil service employment in Egypt. It is comprised of 109 sections, and is divided into three Books. The second Book is divided into 12 Chapters. Chapter I covers civil service posts; Chapter II concerns appointments; Chapter III governs the calculation of remuneration; Chapter IV relates to promotions; Chapter V deals with wages and increases; Chapter VI provides for payment in cash and in kind and allowances; Chapter VII governs wages based on production as well as benefits and health and social welfare; Chapter VIII relates to transfers, temporary reassignments, loan of services, probationary periods and training; Chapter IX deals with holidays; Chapter X provides for employees' duties and prohibited activities; Chapter XI covers education and disciplinary sanctions; and Chapter XII governs termination of employment.

  6. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Act No. 33 of 1978 concerning the protection of the National Front and social peace.

    Adoption: 1978-06-02 | EGY-1978-L-49347

    Provides for the security of the State.

  7. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 40, 1977, of the Minister of Labour and vocational training to designate the officials of the Ministry of labour and vocational training entitled to the status of law enforcement officers with regard to offences against the provisions of Act No. 35 of 1976 on trade unions.

    Adoption: 1977-06-29 | EGY-1977-R-16743

  8. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Regulations No. 25, 1977, of the Minister of Labour and vocational training concerning the allocation of amounts collected from fines imposed for violations of the provisions of the law on trade unions.

    Adoption: 1977-03-30 | EGY-1977-L-16740

    These amounts will be used to set up and run cultural, social and health centres providing services to workers at the national and regional levels.

  9. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 26, 1977, of the Minister of labour and vocational training concerning the conditions to be fulfilled and regulations to be observed in study or cultural seminars, and in the performance of trade union functions.

    Adoption: 1977-03-23 | EGY-1977-R-16741

    Regulations made in application of Act No. 35 of 1976 on trade unions.

  10. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Order No. 267, 1990, to approve Arab Convention No. 9, 1977, respecting vocational guidance and training, adopted by the Arab Labour Conference at its sixth session, Alexandria, 1977.

    Adoption: 1977-03 | Date of entry into force: 1990-08-05 | EGY-1977-R-21970

    The text of the Convention is reproduced in the schedule to the Order, dated 26 May 1990.

  11. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 38, 1977, of the Minister of labour and vocational training concerning the conditions and regulations governing the release of workers for the performance of trade union functions.

    Adoption: 1977 | EGY-1977-R-16742

    The number of workers to be released in each undertaking will be proportionate to the number of workers employed.

  12. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 30, 1976 of the Minister of labour and vocational training concerning procedures governing the nomination and election of trade union bodies.

    Adoption: 1976-O5-29 | EGY-1976-R-16739

    Regulations made in application of Act No. 35 of 1976 on trade unions.

  13. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Law No. 108 of 1976 concerning Social Security for Employers. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 1976-09-09 | Date of entry into force: 1976-09-09 | EGY-1976-L-104911

    The Law Regulates the Social Insurance Coverage for Old Age, Disability and Survivors Benefits to Employers.

  14. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Trade Union Act. No. 35.

    Adoption: 1976-05-01 | EGY-1976-L-13925

  15. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the President of the Republic No. 19 of 1976 concerning the adoption of the Social Insurances Agreement between Egypt and Sudan signed in Cairo on 21 September 1975.

    Adoption: 1976-01-05 | EGY-1976-R-49140

    Defines the legislation to be applied, the competent organizations, the insured persons, the employer, the persons entitled to receive the insurances,the competent authority, and the application of the legislation related to social insurances.

  16. Egypt - - International agreement

    Agreement on health cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Arab Republic of Egypt. Done at Washington.

    Adoption: 1975-10-28 | Date of entry into force: 1976-01-20 | INT-1975-IA-21832

  17. Egypt - - International agreement

    Agreement on social insurance. Done at Cairo.

    Adoption: 1975-09-21 | INT-1975-IA-25661

  18. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Act No. 109 to promulgate Consumer Cooperatives Act

    Adoption: 1975-09-01 | EGY-1975-L-49148

    Defines consumer cooperatives, their memberships, responsibilities of their members, their financing, their management, their functioning, the manner of their dissolution, their rights, insurances, methods for appeal, and lastly the penalties imposed in cases of violation of the Act.

  19. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Law (No. 54 of 1975) promulgating the private insurance funds.

    Adoption: 1975-07-16 | EGY-1975-L-56960

    Grants the Egyptian General Insurance Organisation responsibility for the supervision and control of private insurance funds. Stipulates reporting requirements on the financial position of individual funds and provides for actuarial examinations every 5 years.

  20. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Productive Cooperative Law, No 110 of 1975.

    Adoption: 1975 | EGY-1975-L-39052

    Productive cooperatives organize and develop the production energy in handicraft industries and productions services; they are democratic peoples organisations of persons active in the fields of handicraft industries and productive services. Enumerates the different types of productive cooperative organizations which are principal cooperative societies, federal productive cooperative societies, general productive cooperative societies, the Central Productive Cooperative Union. Specifies the targets of societies, conditions for membership and registration, as well as the formation of capital. Sets up the general assembly and the board of directors. Provides for the finances of principal productive cooperative societies and lists their tax exemptions and privileges. Sets forth the societies' financial system: it includes provisions on budgets, the distribution of surplus, accounts and audit, reserve funds. Other provisions cover internal regulations, the Federal Productive Cooperative Societies, the General Productive Cooperative Societies, and the Central Productive Cooperative Union. Entitles the Minister of Local Governement and Peoples Organisations to supervise productive cooperative Organisations. Offences against this Act are criminally sanctionned.

  21. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Social Insurance Law No. 79 of 1975.

    Adoption: 1975 | Date of entry into force: 1975-09-01 | EGY-1975-L-35092

    A Law to provide old age, invalidity and death insurance (Chapter 1) to permanent and temporary employees and workers in the service of Government authorities and the public sector, permanent employees and workers in the private sector; employment injury insurance (Chapter 2) to employed persons in Government, public and private sectors and members of productive cooperative societies, (temporary and casual workers in agriculture, employers, self-employed, artisans and domestic servants are excluded); sickness and maternity insurance (Chapter 3) to employees in Government, public and private sectors and members of productive cooperative societies (pensioners and widows are covered voluntarily, while employers and self employed, temporary and casual workers in agriculture, domestic servants and small artisans are excluded); unemployment insurance (Chapter 4) to employed persons in public and private sectors and members of productive cooperative societies, (Government employees, temporary and casual workers, family labor and workers over 60, employers and self employed, artisans and domestic servants are excluded); and welfare to pensioners (Chapter 5).

  22. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Law No. 112 of 1975 on the National Social Security System.

    Adoption: 1975 | EGY-1975-L-35093

    A Law to provide the working population not covered by the National Insurance Law No. 79 of 1975 with old age, survivors and disability benefits.

  23. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Law No. 32, to confer certain rights on nationals of the Libyan Arab Republic.

    Adoption: 1972-10-09 | EGY-1972-L-16446

    Labour rights and the right to engage in occupations and handicrafts in the Arab Republic of Egypt.

  24. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree (No. 758 of 1972) concerning mines and quarries (petroleum resources).

    Adoption: 1972-07-22 | EGY-1972-R-56956

    Stipulates comprehensive rules for the management of the commercial exploitation of petroleum resources. Part 9 addresses worker safety and protection.

  25. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree Concerning the Organisation of Industrial Safety Machinery at Industrial Establishments, 1972 (No. 7).

    Adoption: 1972-01-16 | EGY-1972-R-56945

    Abolishes 1968 Decrees Nos. 49 and 15, as well as 1971 Decree No. 15 concerning industrial safety measures, and establishes new provisions relating to industrial safety services and training.

  26. Egypt - - International agreement

    Agreement on the exchange of workers.

    Adoption: 1972-01-13 | INT-1972-IA-16858

  27. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision No. 50 of the Ministry of Manpower, to amend certain provisions of Decision No. 9 of 1963 respecting the conditions under which foreigners are authorised to work.

    Adoption: 1972 | EGY-1972-R-16443

  28. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision No. 76 of the Ministry of Manpower, to amend certain provisions of Decision No. 48 of 1967 to regulate the precautions necessary for the protection of workers against occupational health and safety hazards.

    Adoption: 1972 | EGY-1972-R-16447

  29. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Law No. 10, respecting dismissal for non-disciplinary reasons.

    Adoption: 1972 | EGY-1972-L-16442

  30. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Law No. 24, to fix the minimum wages and sick leave of workers in industrial enterprises in the private sector.

    Adoption: 1972 | EGY-1972-L-16445

  31. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision No. 63 of the Ministry of Housing and Construction, to amend the schedule to Law No. 453 of 1954 respecting unhealthy and hazardous industrial and commercial enterprises and the like

    Adoption: 1972 | EGY-1972-R-16448

  32. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree to administer Law No. 63 of [21 Mar.] 1964 [LS 1964 - UAR 3] to promulgate the Social Insurance Code.

    Adoption: 1971-09-30 | EGY-1971-R-17171

    Amends ss. 75 (1) and (2), 79, 80, 82, fourth para., 85 (1), 87 and 91; employer's monthly contributions: 15 per cent of wages; workers contribution: 9 per cent; anticipated pension at age 46-58 at lower rates; provisions concerning disability and survivors' pensions.

  33. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision No. 101 of the Ministry of Labour, to amend certain provisions of Decision No. 183 [1 Dec.] 1964 [made under Law No. 63 of 21 Mar. 1964 (LS 1964 - UAR 3) to promulgate the Social Insurance Code] respecting the procedures to be followed in drawing pensions, compensation and supplementary insurance benefits.

    Adoption: 1971 | EGY-1971-R-17169

  34. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Presidential Decree to administer Law No. 58 of 1971 to issue the Civil Service Regulations.

    Adoption: 1971 | EGY-1971-L-17170

  35. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presential Decree No. 2181, to make rules for the extension of the employment of certain categories of workers employed by the State [extension from age 60 to age 65].

    Adoption: 1969-11-03 | EGY-1969-R-17940

  36. Egypt - - Law, Act

    New Agricultural Cooperative Societies Act (No. 51 of 1969).

    Adoption: 1969 | EGY-1969-L-32546

  37. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Legislative Order No. 114, respecting the conditions of employment of aliens in the public service.

    Adoption: 1968-01-16 | EGY-1968-L-18471

  38. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 58, to amend certain provisions of Order No. 77 of 1965 to prescribe the procedure for implementing the unemployment insurance scheme.

    Adoption: 1967-08-28 | EGY-1967-R-18785

  39. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Minister of Labour No. 58 of 1967 to amend certain provisions of Order of the Minister of Labour No. 77 of 1965 concerning the special provisions related to unemployment insurances.

    Adoption: 1967-08-28 | EGY-1967-R-49149

    Amends sections 4 and 5, the last paragraph of section 8, sections 10 and 11, the second paragraph of section 17 of Order No. 77 of 1965.

  40. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree (No. 174 of 1967) regarding the payment of insurance subscriptions under the Law (No. 75 of 1964) concerning health insurance.

    Adoption: 1967-08-15 | EGY-1967-R-56991

    Establishes provisions to govern subscriptions to the health insurance programme for public servants. Provides that the subscriptions of suspended or sick workers shall continue and that any payments that fall due during this period are to be considered as debts of the worker.

  41. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 48, respecting the precautions to be taken to protect the health and safety of workers.

    Adoption: 1967-07-31 | EGY-1967-R-18783

  42. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 49, respecting the organisation of occupational safety services in undertakings.

    Adoption: 1967-07-31 | EGY-1967-R-18784

    Repeals Orders Nos. 97 and 159 of 1964.

  43. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree Relating to Organisation of Precautions for Protection of Workermen in Course of Work from Health Injuries and Works and Machine Risks, 1967 (No. 48)

    Adoption: 1967-07-31 | EGY-1967-R-56941

    Establishes provisions to ensure that work sites provide adequate protections for the health of employees.

  44. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 988, to provide for the conditions to be fulfilled by voters and by candidates nominated on the workers' behalf for membership of the boards of directors of companies in the public and private sectors, for the nomination and voting procedure, for the procedure for challenging appointiments and forments and for members' terms of office.

    Adoption: 1967-03-10 | EGY-1967-R-18782

  45. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree (No. 295 of 1966) promulgating executive regulations for the Law (No. 75 of 1964) on health insurance for civil servants.

    Adoption: 1966-09-01 | EGY-1966-R-56989

    Establishes minimum standards of medical care and operating procedures for the Health Insurance Authority.

  46. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree (No. 3183 of 1966) regarding medical treatment of working people and citizens abroad.

    Adoption: 1966-08-07 | EGY-1966-R-56990

    Provides for the creation of medical treatment centres abroad to care for government employees working outside of Egypt. Stipulates that other citizens may be treated at the centres, but at their own expense.

  47. Egypt - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree (No. 75 of 1964) regarding health insurance for government employees.

    Adoption: 1964-03-21 | EGY-1964-R-56988

    Provides that all government employees and pensioners - with the exception of the armed forces - shall enjoy the health insurance system.

  48. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Decree of the President of the Republic promulgating Social Insurance Law No. 92 of 1959.

    Adoption: 1959 | EGY-1959-L-35091

    A law to establish an Institution for Social Insurance, covering employment injury, sickness, disability and survivors' benefits.

  49. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Emergency Law No. 162/1958. (قانون الطوارئ رقم 162 لسنة 1958) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1958 | EGY-1958-L-111245

    Egypt has been under an almost continuous nationwide state of emergency, the last extension being April 2017 under Presidential Decree No. 157 of 2017. Under the Emergency Law (Law 162 of 1958) the police powers are extended, constitutional rights are suspended, censorship is legalised and habeas corpus is abolished. Public demonstrations and rallies are restricted. It permits indefinite detention without trial and hearings of civilians by military courts, prohibits gatherings of more than five people, and limits speech and freedom of association.

  50. Egypt - - Law, Act

    Law (No. 86 of 1956) concerning mines and quarries.

    Adoption: 1956-03-14 | Date of entry into force: 1956-03-15 | EGY-1956-L-56955

    Declares that all mineral materials are the property of the State, except building materials in quarries that belong to third parties. Charges the Ministery of Trade and Industry with the responsibility for organising and controlling the exploitation of these materials.

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