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WORKING ABROAD / DEC. 27, 2012
version 28, draft 28

Working Standards in Albania

The Republic of Albania is a member of the UN, NATO and the Council of Europe. The capital city of the country is Tirana, which is also the largest city in Alban with a population of 421, 286.  The majority of the governmental and parliamentary offices are located in Tirana.

The following is a brief outline of the working hours and standards in Albania:

Working Hours

Public sector offices are usually open to the public during the morning hours, with the peak time being 10:00 - 12:00. They operate until 17:00, like the majority of offices in Albania however, their services are not open to the public as they deal with issues and work internally.

Individuals working in an office are entitled to a 1 hour break during their 8 hours at work, with the majority considering it as siesta time or lunch time. This is usually between 12:00 and 13:00. It is likely that all public servants work according to appointments due to the high demand for their time and expertise.

Employees are allowed to work overtime for 10 hours per week, with the hours being limited to 50 hours of overtime per every 40 hours of work. All employees are entitled to 25% of their salary for their overtime, with 50% pay for working on weekly and public holidays. There is a limit of working 6 days per week, with one compulsory holiday.

Annual Leave

The annual leave for employees is dependent on the period of time they are working for. The following is an outline:

 

 

 

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