Employees in Tunisia

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Working Conditions

Opening Hours
 
  • Legal Weekly Duration
40h or 48h according to the regime.
  • Maximum Duration
48h
Working Rest Day
Sunday for public administrations
Paid Annual Vacation
30 days or 5 weeks of annual vacation.
Retirement Age
60
Child Labor and Minimum Age For Employment
16

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The Cost of Labor

Pay

Minimum Wage
Decree n ° 2007-2079 of 14/08/2007 established:
- the minimum monthly salary is 239.824 TND and 207.828 TND according to the number of working hours per week (respectively 48 and 40);
- the minimum hourly wage is 1.153 TND and 1.199 TND according to the number of working hours per week (respectively 48 and 40).
 

Social Security Costs

The Areas Covered
- Health Insurance: cover for all or part of the expenses for health, maternity, disability, or death not linked to the exercise of one's professional activity. Industrial accidents and professional illnesses: cover for all or part of the expenses for illness, disability, or death linked to the exercise of one's professional activity.
- Old age: taking care of pensions for people who have previously exercised a professional activity. Family allowances: cover for all or part of family expenses relative to children, housing, etc.
- Unemployment: cover for all or part of the wages not received during periods of unemployment.
- Welfare: financial aid for people whose resources are too low to face needs created by handicap, age, illness, or social or economic difficulties, when the other forms of solidarity (social insurance or family solidarity) are insufficient or non-existent.
Contributions
Contributions Paid By the Employer: 16.57% (Old age, invalidity, survivors: 7.76%; Sickness, maternity: 5.08%; Family benefits: 2.21%; Other services: AT / MP, PST, FSE: 1.51%).
Contributions Paid By the Employee: 9.18% (Old age, invalidity, survivors: 4.73%; Sickness, maternity: 3.16%; Family benefits: 0.88%; Other services: AT/MP, PST, FSE: 0.38%).
Competent Organization
Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment

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