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La Frégate
2 rue Princesse Antoinette
MC 98000 Monaco

Labour Inspectorate :
(+377) 98 98 87 26

Fax : (+377) 98 98 89 74

Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 4.30pm (doors close at 4.00pm) from Monday to Thursday, from 9.30am to 01.00pm (doors close at 12.30) on Friday

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Inspection du Travail

La Frégate
2 rue Princesse Antoinette
MC 98000 Monaco

Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 4.30pm (doors close at 4.00pm) from Monday to Thursday, from 9.30am to 01.00pm (doors close at 12.30) on Friday

Phone : (+377) 98 98 87 26

Phone : (+377) 98 98 41 93

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Principle and conditions

Public holidays are rest days that are distinct from paid holidays.

Statutory holidays

The statutory holidays in Monaco are:

  • New Year's Day (1stJanuary)
  • Saint Dévote's Day (27th January)
  • Easter Monday
  • The 1st of May
  • Ascension (the Thursday 40 days after Easter)
  • Whit Monday (50 days after Easter)
  • Corpus Christi (the Thursday 60 days after Easter)
  • Assumption (15th August)
  • All Saints' Day (1st November)
  • The Fête du Prince (19th November), the national day
  • The Immaculate Conception (8th December)
  • Christmas Day (25th December)

If New Year's Day, the 1st of May, Assumption, All Saints' Day, the Prince's Day or Christmas Day fall on a Sunday, the following Monday will be a statutory holiday.

For 2016, the public holidays are the following ones:

New Year's Day  Friday 1 January 2016
Saint Dévote's Day  Wednesday 27 January 2016
Easter Monday  Monday 28 March 2016
The day of the Labour Day Sunday 1 May 2016
The day after the Labour Day Monday 2 may 2016
Ascension's Day  Thursday 5 May 2016
Whit Monday  Monday 16 May 2016
Corpus Christi  Thursday 26 May 2016
Assumption's Day Monday 15 August 2016
All Saints' Day   Tuesday 1 November 2016
H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince's Day  Saturday 19 November 2016
The Immaculate Conception's Day  Thursday 8 December 2016
Christmas Day  Sunday 25 December 2016
The day after Christmas Day Monday 26 December 2016

 

For 2016, the public holidays are the following ones:

New Year's Day  Sunday 1 January 2017
The day after New Year's Day Monday 2 January 2017
Saint Dévote's Day Friday 27 January 2017
Easter Monday Monday 17 April 2017
Labour Day Monday 1 May 2017
Ascension's Day Thursday 25 May 2017
Whit Monday Monday 5 June 2017
Corpus Christi Thursday 15 June 2017
Assumption's Day Tuesday 15 August 2017
All Saints' Day   Wenesday 1 November 2017
H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince's Day Sunday 19 November 2017
The day after H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince's Day Monday 20 November 2017
Immaculate Conception's Day Friday 8 December 2017
Christmas Day Monday 25 December 2017

Employment and Public Holidays

Public holidays are obligatory non-working days for all employees.  However, after consultation with staff representatives, or, failing this, with the employees concerned, exemptions may be requested from the Labour Inspector.

Remuneration for Public Holidays

Statutory public holidays falling on a non-working day

Payment is obligatory for these days.  Employees who are paid on an hourly or daily basis, or on a piece rate/performance-based rate, must be given the salary that they would have received if they had been working on this day.  Public holidays that fall either on the employee's weekly rest day or on a normal working day that is a non-working day for a particular company, or when part of the day is not usually worked by that company, are also paid.

Payment for a statutory public holiday will only be due if the employee has been present in the company the day before and the day after the public holiday, unless their absence was for exceptional reasons (such as a medically certified accident or illness and some special family circumstances).

Working on Public Holidays

When an employee has to work on a statutory public holiday, he or she is eligible for payment corresponding to the work undertaken:

  • Either payment equivalent to their salary
  • Or a paid day's leave in compensation

 

Public holidays during paid leave

When a public holiday falls during a period of paid leave, it is not counted as part of the total days of paid leave.

Last update: 21/10/2016

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