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Service de l'Inspection du Travail

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 from Monday to Thursday, from 9.30am to 12.30pm (doors close at 12) on Friday

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La Frégate
2 rue Princesse Antoinette
MC 98000 Monaco

Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 4.30pm from Monday to Thursday, from 9.30am to 12.30pm (doors close at 12) on Friday

Phone : (+377) 98 98 87 26

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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 Prince's Day (19th November), the National Day
  • The Immaculate Conception (8th December or 9th if 8th is on Sunday)
  • 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 2020, the public holidays are the following ones:

New Year's Day  Wednesday 1 January 2020
Saint Dévote's Day Monday 27 January 2020
Easter Monday Monday 13 April 2020
Labour Day Friday 1 May 2020
Ascension's Day Thursday 21 May 2020
Whit Monday Monday 1 June 2020
Corpus Christi Thursday 11 June 2020
Assumption's Day Saturday 15 August 2020
All Saints' Day   Sunday 1 November 2020
Deferred to Monday 2 November 2020
Prince's Day Thursday 19 November 2020
Immaculate Conception's Day Tuesday 8 December 2020
Christmas Day Friday 25 December 2020

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: 06/01/2020

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