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Jordan

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Employer of Record (EOR) in Jordan

What you'll learn

  • Country Introduction
  • Tax Breakdown for Employers
  • Statutory Leave Laws
  • Minimum Wage and Working Hours
  • Termination Process
  • Additional Information
Jordan Introduction

Jordan is a country in the Middle East region bordered by Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, the West Bank, Israel, and the Dead Sea. The country has a high Human Development Index and is considered an upper middle income economy. While their economy is one of the smallest in the region, it is attractive to foreign investors because of its skilled workforce. The country also attracts medical tourism due to its well developed health sector.

Paid Leave and Statutory Leave

Parental Leave

Pregnant employees are entitled to 10 weeks of paid maternity leave (of which at least 6 must be taken after the birth), and can take an additional 12 months of unpaid leave. Fathers are entitled to 3 days of paid paternity leave.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to sick leave of 14 days per year. Medical certificates are required for all sick leave.

Paid Leave

There are 8 public holidays in Jordan, and employees are also entitled to 14 days of paid time off each year.

Wage Requirements and Working Hours

The minimum wage in Jordan is JOD 260 per month, and the standard workweek is 48 hours per week at 8 hours per day. Overtime is paid out at around 125% of the salary.

Termination Process

Process

Employment contracts can be terminated by either the employer or the employee, for reasons that are performance related, conduct related, or due to operational needs.

Notice Period

Notice periods for termination are 30 days.

Severance Pay

Severance payments in Jordan are usually are equal to 1 month of salary for each year worked at the company.

Additional Information

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OVERVIEW
Language(s):
Arabic
Currency:
Jordanian Dinar (JOD)
Capital City:
Amman
Population:
11.2 Million
Cost of Living Rank:
52nd
VAT (Valued Added Tax):
16%
Employer TaxES
14.25%
(estimated)

★  14.25% - Social Security

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How Remofirst employs in Jordan

It can be prohibitively expensive to establish an entity in every country you want to hire talent in, so Remofirst will hire and pay your employee on your behalf while you manage their daily duties. Remofirst will handle formal HR procedures and employment contracts that adhere to local laws, so that you can simply approve invoices via our platform. When you work with an Employer of Record (EOR) you can compliantly hire the best employees around the world.

How employees in Jordan get paid
Your employee's hours, time off, holidays, bonuses, and commissions are automatically calculated into payroll. Remofirst will invoice you in either US Dollars (USD), Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), Canadian Dollars (CAD), or Singapore Dollars (SGD) around the 15th of each month to make sure your employees in Jordan are paid on time in Jordanian Dinar (JOD). To make it even easier, you can summarize your entire global team's salaries to aggregate them into one payment (instead of many individual payments).
Full-time Employees vs Global Contractors

Unlike full-time employees, contractors work on projects with multiple companies at a given time and are technically self-employed. Full-time employees are solely focused on their employer and usually receive benefits (such as health insurance, equity or stock options, and time off) as an additional form of compensation. While it can be cheaper to work with international contractors instead of paying benefits to a full-time employee, you run the risk of misclassification. It's recommended to work with an EOR for contractor onboarding and payments, so you can know that your international contractors are paid compliantly and on time.

Dependable support for employees
Whenever the employee or employer has a question about benefits, Visas, or anything else related to international employment in Jordan, they can use our platform's chat function to get answers from our team of experts. Every client of Remofirst also receives a dedicated account manager that will serve as a point of contact for global HR support.