Contracts in Lebanon

Overview by

The Active Population in Figures

Main Indicators 2007
Labor Force 1,732,000
Labor Force (Annual Growth, %) -
Rate of Activity (%) 90.3
Unemployment Rate (%) 9.7

Source: World Travel Guide


Management of Human Resources



Method of Recruitment
Recruitment by agency or by contact. Send a CV and a motivating letter followed by an interview.
Recruitment Agencies
Careers LB
Rouaa Agency
Recruitment Websites
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The Contract

Type of Contract
Employment contracts are regulated by law. Individual negotiations complement it. Any company with more than 15 employees must send a copy of its rules and regulations to the Ministry of Labor. There are fixed-term contracts, open-ended contracts and internship contracts governed by the Lebanese legislation set up in 1946 and its subsequent amendments.
Breach of Contracts
  • Retirement
Possibility to take an early retirement.
  • Dismissals
See various dismissal conditions on
  • Other Possible Methods
See end of contract Terms and Conditions on
Labor Laws
Employment Law (French)

Dispute Settlement


Conciliation Process

Cases of Dispute
Judges conciliation board:
- Disputes resulting from setting the minimum wage;
- Disputes resulting from accidents at work;
- Disputes resulting from dismissals, breach of contract, fines and, generally speaking, disputes between employers and employees resulting from the application of prescriptions of the present law.
For more information, consult the Labor code on the
  • Legal Framework
Employment Act on
  • Procedure
Creation of an arbritation court which will take a decision.
For more information, consult the Employment Act on

Judicial Structures

  • Legal Framework
For more information, consult the Labor code on website.
  • Competent Legal Body
The Mohafazat is competent.
For more information, consult the Labor code on website.

Social Partners

Social Dialogue and Involvement of Social Partners
The main union in Lebanon is the CGTL (General Confederation of Lebanese Workers)
Unionization Rate
Website of the General Confederation of Lebanese Workers (only in Arabic).
Regulation Bodies
Lebanese Ministry of Labor

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