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

Capital City

Libyan Dinar (ل.د)


EET (GMT +2)

Employment Cost


Annual Leave

30 days

In-demand Specialties*
Oil And Gas, Engineering, Healthcare

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Libya

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Libya

Employing in Libya 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 Libya with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

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

Good To Know

Hiring in Libya presents opportunities to tap into a skilled workforce with expertise in various industries, including oil and gas, construction, and telecommunications.

The country's strategic location in North Africa facilitates access to markets in the region and beyond, offering potential for business expansion.

Despite challenges, Libya boasts abundant natural resources and significant potential for economic development, making it an attractive destination for investment and growth.

Moreover, Libya's ongoing reconstruction efforts and infrastructure projects create demand for skilled labor, providing employment opportunities for both local and foreign workers.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Libya

In Libya, employment contracts serve as legal agreements between employers and employees, outlining terms and conditions of employment. These contracts typically specify details such as:

  • Job responsibilities
  • Salary
  • Working hours
  • Leave entitlements
  • Termination procedures

Probationary Period in Libya

The probation period in Libya is typically six months.

Working hours in Libya

In Libya, the standard working week typically consists of five days, from Sunday to Thursday. Typical working hours within Libya are 48 hours per week, 10 hours per day.

Overtime in Libya

Any work exceeding the standard 48 hours per week falls under the category of overtime and is governed by the employment contract or collective agreements. Generally, overtime limits are capped at 3 hours per day and compensated at 150% of the standard salary rate.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Libya

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

1 January- 31 December

Fiscal Year in Libya

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

Payroll Cycle in Libya

The payroll cycle in Libya is usually monthly , with employees being paid at least once a month.
6.25 LYD p/h

Minimum Wage in Libya

The minimum wage for employees in Libya is typically 6.25 LYD per hour, amounting to ~1000 LYD per month for a typical 48 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Libya

The minimum wage in Libya is currently set at 1,000 LYD per month.

Bonus Payments in Libya

There are no provisions in the law for a 13th-month salary in Libya.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Libya

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

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 10.5% on top of the employee salary in Libya.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Libya, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 4.75%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Individual income tax in Libya is progressive, with rates ranging from 5% to 10%

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Libya

In Libya, there is a public pension system that provides retirement benefits to eligible individuals. The pension system is managed by the government and provides financial support to retirees. Additionally, there may be private pension options available through employers or individual savings plans.

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 Libya tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Libya

When it comes to terminating employment in Libya, 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

Employers can terminate an employment agreement for the following reasons:

  • Expiration of a contract
  • Medical reasons that would prevent the employee from fulfilling their duties.
  • Conviction of a crime
  • For termination initiated by either the employee or employer- a letter of resignation or termination must be sent to the other party.

Notice Period

The notice period in Libya is typically 30 days for both the employee and employer.

Severance Pay

In Libya, severance pay is not required for Libyan nationals, but it is for expatriates. Expatriates are entitled to receive half a year's salary for every year of employment, up to a maximum of five years.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Libya

The annual leave entitlement in Libya is 30 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 Libya

In Libya, public holidays may include:

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Libya

Maternity Leave in Libya

Paternity Leave in Libya

Sick Leave in Libya

Parental Leave In Libya

Libya's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Libya

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 Libya'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 Libya

Make your benefits package in Libya 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 Libya

In Libya, mandatory benefits for employees typically include:

  • Retirement benefits
  • Disability benefits
  • Survivor benefits
  • Healthcare benefits

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

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Libya

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 Libya.

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