Employees in Israel

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Working Conditions

Opening Hours
  • Legal Weekly Duration
Maximum 45 hours per week
  • Maximum Duration
8 hours per day with a break of 3/4 hours out of which 1/2 hour for meals.
  • Night Hours
Between 2200 hours and 0600 hours
Working Rest Day
Saturday, the shabbat is the legal weekly day off (waiver for non Jews).
Paid Annual Vacation
Between 14 and 28 days of annual paid leave (based on seniority) the holidays corresponding to Jewish and national festivals are added to this.
Retirement Age
From 60 to 65 years for women and from 65 to 70 years for men.
Child Labor and Minimum Age For Employment
16 years (14 years for vacant jobs).

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The Cost of Labor


Minimum Wage
3585.18 ILS.
Average Wage
Average monthly gross earnings in Israel was ILS 7,320 (USD 1,883) in 2007.
Other Forms of Pay
  • Pay For Overtime
125% for the first two additional hours, 150% for the hours which follow.
  • Pay For Rest Days Worked
  • Pay For Night Hours
from 16 years between 2200 hours and 0600 hours on the following day, 7 hours per night
  • Pay For Overtime at Night
125% for the first two additional hours, 150% for the hours which follow.

Social Security Costs

The Areas Covered
All the Israeli residents are insured with Bitouah Leumi (Social Security) who are salaried, independent, retires, students or unemployed aged 18 to 60 years (65 years for women). The sectors covered are : maternity, industrial accidents, family allowances, unemployment and retirement.
Contributions Paid By the Employer: 4.93 %.
Contributions Paid By the Employee: 9.70%
Competent Organization
Bitouah Leumi (Social Security)

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