* Playroll continues to analyse immediate opportunities and fulfilled roles by recruitment partners, contractors and employers to identify in-demand jobs.

Capital City

Lebanese Pound (ل.ل)



Employment Cost


Annual Leave

15 days

In-demand Specialties*
Healthcare & Medicine, Technology & It, Civil Engineering

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Lebanon

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Lebanon

Employing in Lebanon requires employers to own a legal entity in the country and manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance through their own in-country resources. Grow your team in Lebanon with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

Playroll allows you to hire employee's in Lebanon quickly, easily and we even automate tax document collection, benefits, payroll and more.

Good To Know

Lebanese workers have strong language skills in Arabic, French, and English, facilitating communication in diverse markets.

The country's strategic location in the Middle East grants access to regional markets, appealing to businesses aiming for expansion in the Middle East and North Africa.

Despite severe inflation causing the Lebanese currency to drop over 90% against the US dollar since 2019, this situation presents opportunities for cost-effective and skilled workforce solutions.

Lebanon boasts a well-educated workforce with expertise in technology, medicine, finance, and other fields, providing a pool of skilled professionals.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Lebanon

While not legally mandated, employers in Lebanon should establish a written employment contract when hiring. Although the Lebanese Labour Code does not specify minimum requirements for contract terms, customary elements to include are:

  • Identification of both parties
  • Commencement date
  • Job responsibilities and duties
  • Employee's salary and other benefits

Probationary Period in Lebanon

The probationary period cannot exceed three months, during which employees are ineligible for any leave, including sick leave, and any leave taken during this period will be unpaid.

Working hours in Lebanon

Employees are entitled to a maximum of 48 hours of work per week and must receive a minimum of 36 consecutive hours of weekly rest, as per labor codes.

Overtime in Lebanon

Overtime exceeding 48 hours per week is compensated with a 50% additional payment.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Lebanon

Lebanon has a robust and complex payroll and tax system, and as an employer, it pays to understand payroll process basics.

January 1st - December 31st

Fiscal Year in Lebanon

January 1st - December 31st is the 12-month accounting period that businesses in Lebanon use for financial and tax reporting purposes.

Payroll Cycle in Lebanon

The payroll cycle in Lebanon is usually monthly, with employees being paid at the end of the month.
3,515 LBP p/h

Minimum Wage in Lebanon

The minimum wage for employees in Lebanon is typically 3,515 LBP per hour, amounting to ~675,000 LBP per month for a typical 48 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Lebanon

The national minimum wage in Lebanon is 675,000 LBP per month.

Bonus Payments in Lebanon

There is no legal requirement to offer the 13th or 14th-month salary in Lebanon.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Lebanon

Understanding the tax obligations for both employers and employees is crucial when operating in Lebanon's business landscape. This section explains how taxes and statutory fees affect payroll and individual earnings in Lebanon.

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 22.5% on top of the employee salary in Lebanon.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Lebanon, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 0.03.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Personal income tax (PIT) applies to wages and salaries with progressive rates from 4% to 25% as outlined below:

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Lebanon

Employers contribute 8.5% to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) for the End of Service benefit, covering pensions, work-related accidents, and diseases. The NSSF provides insurance for sickness, maternity care, and family allowances. Employees reaching 60 with 20 years of service can opt for early retirement, receiving a one-time end-of-service compensation. However, employees no longer receive NSSF benefits once they reach 64.

The tax-related information provided in this guide is intended for general guidance and informational purposes only. Reach out to our dedicated team for insights on remote hiring in Lebanon tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Lebanon

When it comes to terminating employment in Lebanon, understanding the legal obligations regarding severance pay and contributions is essential. Below is a detailed overview of the key considerations for both employers and employees.

Termination Process

In addition to standard termination scenarios like contract expiration and resignation, an employer can unilaterally terminate employment for reasons such as:

  • Economic reasons or restructuring leading to redundancy
  • Employee underperformance
  • Unexcused absence from work
  • Gross misconduct

Notice Period

Notice periods in Lebanon are legally defined based on the employee’s length of service:

  • Under 3 years: 1 month
  • 3 to 6 years: 2 months
  • 6 to 12 years: 3 months
  • Over 12 years: 4 months

Severance Pay

Severance payments in Lebanon range from 2 to 12 months' salary and are determined by factors such as the nature of the work, the employee's age, tenure, and the severity of misconduct leading to dismissal.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Lebanon

The annual leave entitlement in Lebanon is 15 days for a full time worker. These can include public holidays on top of that or within those days, which would otherwise be unpaid.

Public Holidays in Lebanon

Lebanon observes 20 public holidays in a year.

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Lebanon

Maternity Leave in Lebanon

Paternity Leave in Lebanon

Sick Leave in Lebanon

Parental Leave In Lebanon

Lebanon's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Lebanon

Playroll is committed to providing tailored, competitive benefits packages that are designed not only to attract but also retain top talent worldwide. Our global team of benefits experts build custom local packages to ensure your employees in Lebanon's needs are met. Typically our packages contain some or all of the following benefits.

Health Insurance
Pension or 401k
Life and Disability Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Discounts & Perks

Playroll Supplementary Benefits For Employment In Lebanon

Make your benefits package in Lebanon a talent magnet with Playroll's local plans. We offer benefits that are compliant, comprehensive, and flexible — all at competitive rates. Speak with our local territory experts to explore the localized benefits we can offer you, while you scale your team.

Statutory benefits for employment in Lebanon

Mandatory benefits in Lebanon include:

  • End-of-service benefits
  • Contributions to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF)
  • Insurance coverage for work-related accidents
  • Insurance coverage for sickness
  • Maternity care benefits
  • Family allowances

Playroll allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Lebanon within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard. If you'd like specific information about our benefits packages in Lebanon create an account or contact our global expansion team, today.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Lebanon

At Playroll we're all about empowering employees to work anywhere, making mobility possible for global teams. We sponsor visas and hire the employee for you, so you don’t have to worry about payroll, taxes, and more.

It's important to note, visa support can be complicated. There are many variables that affect whether sponsorship is possible, including one’s nationality, education, marital status, and the immigration policy for the country in question.

Unfortunately, this means we can’t support visas everywhere - with that being said, we handle the entire visa process in-house, and dig into your situation to give you an overview of what to expect if we're able to help with visa sponsorship in Lebanon.

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Integrated EOR Platform

Legal and compliance experts are readily available to provide guidance and case-by-case Q&A support.

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