Tunisia

Tunisia

Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Tunisia

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

OmniAtlas Employment Rating

Capital City
Tunis
Currency
Tunisian Dinar (TND)
Native Language
Arabic
Payroll Frequency
Bi-Weekly / Monthly
Employee Protections
Moderate
Employment Costs
High
Termination
Difficult
Immigration
Easy
Cost of Living
Low
Population
11.9 Million

What You Need to Know About Employing in Tunisia

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 Tunisia. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Tunisia typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services help hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Tunisia 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 Tunisia.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Tunisia.
  • 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 Tunisia.
  • 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 Tunisia

Employee Income Taxes:

  • Income per annum = 0 to 5,000 TND: 0% Income Tax Rate
  • Income per annum = 5,000,001 to 20,000 TND: 26% Income Tax Rate
  • Income per annum = 20,000,001 to 30,000 TND: 28% Income Tax Rate
  • Income per annum = 30,000,001 to 50,000 TND: 32% Income Tax Rate
  • Income per annum = Above 50,000 TND: 35% Income Tax Rate

Payroll Cycle:

The typical payroll cycle in Tunisia is 13 months, although the 13th month salary is not mandated by law. Employees are generally paid on a monthly basis.

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Employer Costs in Tunisia

Employer Contributions:

  • Insurance (Social Security): 17.07%
  • TFP (Vocational Training Tax): 2%
  • FOPROLOS (Social Housing Promotion Fund Tax): 1%
  • TCL (Work Injury Insurance): 0.5%

Employee Contributions:

  • Social Contribution: 9.18%
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Working Hours in Tunisia

Typical Working Hours per Week:

Tunisia has either a standard 48-hour workweek or 40-hour workweek, with one 24-hour rest period per week. Workdays are shorter during Ramadan.

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:

The total number of work hours, regular plus overtime, cannot exceed 10 hours a day and 60 hours a week. Accordingly, overtime cannot exceed 12 hours in a 48-hour week or 20 hours in a 40-hour week. Overtime pay may depend on whether the employee is working a 48-hour or 40-hour week.

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

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Public Holidays & Vacation Time in Tunisia

Standard Public Holidays in Tunisia

Tunisia has 11 public holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Independence Day
  • Revolution & Youth Day
  • Martyrs’ Day
  • Labour Day
  • Eid-al-Fitr 
  • Eid-al-Adha 
  • Republic Day
  • Muharram
  • Evacuation Day
  • Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday

Vacation Time in Tunisia

Employees in Tunisia are entitled to 12 vacation days per annum. Vacation days begin to accrue after one month of work at the rate of one vacation day per month. 

One additional day of leave is added for each year over a period of five continuous years with the same employer. The minimum vacation day entitlement is capped at 18 working days.

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Types of Leave in Tunisia

Sick Leave:

Sick leave in Tunisia includes 10 days of paid leave after 110 days of employment. 

Maternity Leave:

Tunisia’s maternity leave regulations include 12 weeks of paid leave after one year of continuous employment. This can be extended up to 14 weeks in the case of illness. The employee must provide a registered medical certificate stating the expected due date and shall inform their employer in writing two weeks before the leave is due. 

Paternity Leave:

There are no statutory laws for paternity leave in Tunisia.

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Health Insurance & Supplementary Benefits in Tunisia

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 Tunisia

Severance:

Severance is not typically required in Tunisia, unless in case of redundancy. However, other payments may be required in certain specific circumstances. Please contact us with any questions.

Notice of Termination:

An employee’s services must be terminated for just cause.  Prior to dismissal, the employee may appeal to the Discipline Council. Both the employee and the employer are required to give one month’s notice in writing. 

Unprotected and Protected Termination:

Tunisia 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 Tunisia 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 Tunisia 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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