An essential component of an organization's HR policies is its holiday and leave policies. Employees' rights and obligations when it comes to taking time off for various reasons are outlined in these policies. Sick leave, maternity and paternity leave, compassionate leave, and public holidays are all included in this.
In the UAE, GCC, and KSA, there are explicit regulations that administer occasion and leave privileges, and these may differ by country. For instance, employees in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are entitled to 30 days of annual leave, whereas those in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) are entitled to 21 days of annual leave for the first five years of employment and 30 days for those with more than five years of service. Organizations must be aware of these countries' public holidays in order to ensure compliance with labor regulations.
Sick leave, maternity and paternity leave, and compassionate leave are also covered by leave policies. Employees in the United Arab Emirates are entitled to 90 days of sick leave with full pay for the first 15 days and 45 days with half pay, whereas those in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are entitled to 30 days of sick leave with full pay and 60 days with half pay. Maternity leave qualifications in the UAE are 45 schedule days at full compensation, while in KSA, female employees are qualified for 10 weeks of maternity leave at full compensation. Paternity leave qualifications are likewise getting some decent forward momentum in these nations, with numerous associations presently offering paternity pass on to their male workers.