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Jordan Clarifies Public Holidays Announcements Scope

Source: Petra Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman)
Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: November 2, 2020

The Jordanian Ministry of Labour, through its inspector, Nizar Al Yousef, has issued a statement to the effect that any announcement related to public holidays, made by the Prime Minister, applies to the private sector, as well as the public sector, of Jordan, under the law.

As per the aforementioned statement, "According to article 59 of the Labour Law, which clarifies the mechanism for making the employer work on his weekly, religious or public holidays, official communications issued for this purpose include private sector institutions without mentioning them in the communications.", thus clarifying the scope of preceding announcements by Jordan's Prime Minister (2019-06-03, 2019-06-01, 2019-05-20, 2019-04-25, 2019-04-24, 2019-01-16, 2018-12-07, 2018-11-15).

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