Lebanon

Lebanon

Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Lebanon

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in Lebanon. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.

OmniAtlas Employment Rating

Capital City
Beirut
Currency
Lebanese pound (LBP), United States Dollar (USD)
Native Language
Arabic, French
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
Employee Protections
Strict
Employment Costs
High
Termination
Difficult
Immigration
Easy
Cost of Living
High
Population
6.79 Million

What You Need to Know About Employing in Lebanon

Don’t risk non-compliance with local employment, social insurance, and tax regulations.

How it works
Payroll & Taxes
Employer Costs
Working Hours
Holidays & Vacation
Types of Leave
Health & Benefits
Termination Laws
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How Do Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions Work?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Lebanon. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Lebanon typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services help hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Lebanon in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process.

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Lebanon.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Lebanon.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in Lebanon.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.
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Payroll & Taxes in Lebanon

Employee Income Taxes:

Income tax is at a rate of 2%-25%.

Payroll Cycle:

Employees are generally paid on a monthly basis.

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Employer Costs in Lebanon

Employer Contributions:

  • 8% NSSF Health insurance (sickness and maternity) (cap: lbp 2,500,000)
  • 6% NSSF Family allowances (cap: lbp 1,500,000)
  • 8.5% NSSF End of service insurance (no cap)

Employee Contributions:

  • 3% NSSF Health insurance (sickness and maternity) (cap: lbp 2,500,000)
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Working Hours in Lebanon

Typical Working Hours per Week:

The typical work week in Lebanon consists of a maximum of 48 hours per week.

It’s important to note that typical working hours can vary by industry in some countries. Contact our team for the most up-to-date information!

Overtime Laws:

Overtime laws in Lebanon are complex and can depend on the specific circumstances and the employee. We are happy to discuss this in more detail for a specific context.

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Public Holidays & Vacation Time in Lebanon

Standard Public Holidays in Lebanon

  • New Year’s Day
  • Orthodox Christmas
  • Saint Maroun’s Day
  • Rafik Hariri Memorial Day
  • Feast of the Annunciation
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Orthodox Good Friday
  • Labour Day
  • Orthodox Easter
  • Martyrs’ Day
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Islamic New Year
  • Assumption of Mary
  • Ashura
  • Prophet’s Birthday
  • Independence Day
  • Christmas Day

Vacation Time in Lebanon

Employees are entitled to annual leave according to their period of employment with full pay:

  • 15 working days from 1 (completed year) to 5 years of employment
  • 17 working days from 5 to 10 years of employment
  • 19 working days from 10 to 15 years of employment
  • 21 working days for more than 15 years of employment
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Types of Leave in Lebanon

Sick Leave:

Sick leave in Lebanon includes sick leave after at least three months of service with their employer. The employee must notify the employer of the sickness absence as soon as reasonably practical on the first day of absence and at least once every three days during the absence. 

Maternity Leave:

Lebanon’s maternity leave regulations include 10 weeks of paid maternity leave. 

Paternity Leave:

Paternity leave in Lebanon includes paid leave up to 3 days after the birth of their child. 

Unpaid Childcare Leave:

Lebanon has no unpaid childcare leave. 

Other Types of Leave:

  • Compassionate Leave
  • Marriage Leave
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Health Insurance & Supplementary Benefits in Lebanon

We believe that remote employees should be able to access their local benefits, as well as high-standard international benefits, wherever they are. Details about international or country specific benefit packages can be provided on request. Please contact us for further details.

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Termination & Severance in Lebanon

Severance:

Severance is typically required in Lebanon. However, other payments may be required in certain specific circumstances. Please contact us with any questions.

Notice of Termination:

Minimum notice periods (for both employer and employee) will depend on duration of employment:

  • 3 months to less than 3 years’ employment = 1 months’ notice
  • 3 years to less than 6 years’ employment = 2 months’ notice
  • 6 years to less than 12 years’ employment = 3 months’ notice

Unprotected and Protected Termination:

Lebanon law protects employees from illegal termination of employment, and as there are a range of reasons an employee can be terminated, it’s important for those looking to employ in Lebanon to reach out to us directly with questions.

Protected Classes of Employees:

Laws around employees who have specific termination protections, or classes of employees who have protected characteristics relevant to discrimination, are highly complex and there can be a number of situation-specific variables. If you have questions in this area, please reach out to us directly to discuss.

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Grow Your Global Team. 

Employ the Best Talent, Anywhere in the World

The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that labour laws and regulations in Lebanon are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the details such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

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Omnipresent makes it easy to employ, pay and support your international team.

Book a call with us to start building your global team today.

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