Employees in Lebanon

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Working Conditions

Opening Hours
  • Legal Weekly Duration
48 hours a week.
  • Maximum Duration
48 hours a week.
  • Night Hours
No specific payment (women can work at night in mechanical or manual engineering companies).
Working Rest Day
Minimum of 36h continuous (the rest day depends on the company).
Paid Annual Vacation
15 days (after one year in the same company).
Retirement Age
64 for men and women.
Child Labor and Minimum Age For Employment
No work before 13. Children have to take a medical examination before they can work. Children under 15 cannot work in hard industries or industries that could harm their health.
Informal Labor Market

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The Cost of Labor


Minimum Wage
500 000 Lebanese pounds (USD 333) per month.
Average Wage
Average monthly gross earnings is USD 600 per month.
Other Forms of Pay
  • Pay For Overtime
Increased to 50%.
  • Pay For Rest Days Worked
There is no fixed rest day in Lebanon, so workers are payed the same way.
  • Pay For Night Hours
Night hours are not increased.
  • Pay For Overtime at Night
Increased to 50%.

Social Security Costs

The Areas Covered
- Child benefit;
- Sick and maternity leaf;
- Pension allowance.
Contributions Paid By the Employer: Social contributions paid by employer:
Family allowances: 6%
Sickness and maternity: 7%
Compensation pension: 8.5%
Contributions Paid By the Employee: Illness and maternity 2%.
Competent Organization

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