São Tomé and Príncipe

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Working Hours

The standard work week is 48 hours across 5-6 days and overtime is double regular wage, depending on industry.

Sick Leave

Employees receive 26 days of casual and sick leave.

Maternity/Paternity Leave

Female employees receive 12 weeks of maternity leave.


Bonuses are common and are mandatory for profitable companies with 20 or more employees. The amount paid depends on the company’s profitability.

Vacation Leave

Employees receive 14 days of paid annual leave.

Public Holidays
  • Birthday of Prophet Muhammad (Eid Milad un-Nabi)
  • Kashmir Day
  • Pakistan Day
  • Labor Day
  • Eid ul Fitr
  • Independence Day
  • Eid ul Azha
  • Birthday of Muhammad Iqbal
  • Ashura
  • Eid Milad-un-Nabi
Health Insurance Benefits

There is no government-funded healthcare service.

Employment / Termination / Severance

Probation is typically 3-6 months and the notice period is usually around a month. Severance is typically a month’s salary for each year of service.

Local Laws & Regulations

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