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Lebanon

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Employer of Record (EOR) in Lebanon

What you'll learn

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

Lebanon is a country located in the Middle East region, bordered by Syria, Israel, and the Mediterranean Sea. The country’s position at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Middle East has contributed to its rich past and religiously diverse cultural identity. Lebanon is considered a developing country with an upper-middle income. Despite its small size, Lebanese culture is renowned around the world, powered by its extensive diaspora.

Paid Leave and Statutory Leave

Parental Leave

Pregnant employees are entitled to 10 weeks of maternity leave with benefits equal to their regular wages, starting either before or after the birth. Fathers can receive 3 paid days of paternity leave.

Sick Leave

Employees can earn sick leave based on how long they’ve worked at their company:

  • 3 months - 2 years = up to 1 month
  • 2-4 years = up to 2 months
  • 4-6 years = up to 3 months
  • 6-10 years = up to 4 months
  • 10+ years = up to 5 months

Paid Leave

There are 20 public holidays in Lebanon, and employees are entitled to 15 days of paid time off each year (after 1 year at their company). Employees can also receive bereavement leave and marriage leave.

Wage Requirements and Working Hours

The minimum wage in Lebanon is at least LBP 675,000 per month, and a standard workweek is 48 hours at 8-12 hours per day. Overtime pay is compensated at 150% of the regular rate.

Termination Process

Process

Employers can terminate employees at will and without any prior notice if it’s due to force majeure, misconduct, theft, fraud, indiscipline, or a felony conviction.

Notice Period

Notice periods depend on how long the employee has worked at the company, and payments can be given in lieu of notice.

  • 0-3 years = 1 month of notice
  • 3-6 years = 2 months of notice
  • 6-12 years = 3 months of notice
  • 12+ years = 4 months of notice

Severance Pay

Severance payments range between 2-12 months of pay, depending on the type of job, employee’s age, tenure, and any misconduct.

Additional Information

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OVERVIEW
Language(s):
Arabic
Currency:
Lebanese Pound (LBP)
Capital City:
Beirut
Population:
6.8 Million
Cost of Living Rank:
18th
VAT (Valued Added Tax):
11%
Employer TaxES
22.5%
(estimated)

★  8% - Social Security

★  6% - Family Benefit

★  8.5% - End of Service Compensation

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You've sourced a full-time employee or contractor located in a country where your company is not incorporated.

2

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Pass us the details of your candidate and we will let you know exactly what it costs to employ your candidate in that country.

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How Remofirst employs in Lebanon

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 Lebanon 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 Lebanon are paid on time in Lebanese Pound (LBP). 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 Lebanon, 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.