Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa, and it is bordered by Algeria, Libya, and the Mediterranean Sea. The country contains the eastern end of the Atlas Mountains and the northern parts of the Sahara desert, and has 1,300 km of coastline. Tunisia is well integrated into the international community, maintaining close economic and political relationships with many European countries.
The average minimum wage is TND 340 per month, and a standard workweek is 40 hours at 8 hours per day. Overtime work has a maximum of 20 additional hours per week.
Pregnant employees are entitled to 30 days of maternity leave, paid at 66.7% of their regular salary. The employee must have contributed to social insurance for at least 80 days in the year before the birth. Fathers can receive 1 day of paternity leave within the 7 days after the birth of the child.
Employees can receive sick leave as long as they have at least 50 days of covered employment in the last 6 months before the illness. The leave is paid at 66.7% of the salary for 180 days paid by social insurance (after a 5 day waiting period).
There are 15 public holidays in Tunisia, and employees accrue 1 paid time off day per month (12 days per year).
To terminate an employee, employers must have **a significant and just cause. Employees have the right to appeal their case in front of a discipline council.
The standard notice period is 30 days after the notice is received in writing.
Employees in Tunisia are entitled to severance pay unless they are terminated for misconduct. The payment is equal to 1 day of pay for each month of employment at the company (up to 3 months of pay).
★ 16.57% - Social Security
★ 0.5% - Work Insurance
★ 1% - Housing Levy
★ 2% - Development Levy
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