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Employer of Record (EOR) in Tunisia

What you'll learn

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

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.

Paid Leave and Statutory Leave

Parental Leave

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.

Sick Leave

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).

Paid Leave

There are 15 public holidays in Tunisia, and employees accrue 1 paid time off day per month (12 days per year).

Wage Requirements and Working Hours

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.

Termination Process

Process

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.

Notice Period

The standard notice period is 30 days after the notice is received in writing.

Severance Pay

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).

Additional Information

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OVERVIEW
Language(s):
Arabic
Currency:
Tunisian Dinar (TND)
Capital City:
Tunis
Population:
12.3 Million
Cost of Living Rank:
130th
VAT (Valued Added Tax):
19%
Employer TaxES
20.07%
(estimated)

★  16.57% - Social Security

★  0.5% - Work Insurance

★  1% - Housing Levy

★  2% - Development Levy

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

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How Remofirst employs in Tunisia

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 Tunisia 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 Tunisia are paid on time in Tunisian Dinar (TND). 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 Tunisia, 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.