Tunisian Dinar (TND)
Hire employees in Tunisia. No entity needed.
Usually, to hire in Tunisia, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.
Tunisia also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Tunisia quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.
All the necessary benefits for Tunisia
built right in
Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Tunisia within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.
- Public Health Insurance
- Transport Premium and Attendance Bonus
- Work Accident Insurance
Our quickstart guide to hiring in Tunisia
Navigate the tabs below to learn everything you need to know about hiring an employee in Tunisia
Minimum Wage Requirements
In Tunisia, the minimum wage is complex as it varies depending on the sector of the employee.
For Deel, most employees will have a minimum wage of TND 1,000 per month.
The employer cost is generally estimated at 21% of the employee salary.
- Social Security Employer - 16.57%
- Work accident - 0.40%
- Vocational training tax - 2.00%
- 2nd Social Security Contribution - 1.00%
- The Social Housing Promotion Fund - 1.00%
Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours
Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard workweek is from Monday to Friday.
Overtime payment is not mandatory and may be included in the salary. Hours outside of standard work hours are considered overtime. Employees can work a maximum of 20 hours of overtime a week. For additional hours, employees are paid between 150%-200% of the hourly wage depending on the agreement between the employee and employer.
Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for up to 180 days depending on the particular case of sickness. The first 5 days are paid by the employer at 100% of salary. The remaining leave and percent pay is calculated on a case-by-case basis.
|0 - 5 days||100%||Employer|
|6 up to 180 days||dependent on a case by case basis||Social Security|
Terminations in Tunisia are complex. There is no at-will termination in Tunisia for employers outside the probation period and termination must be done for just cause. Employees have the right to appeal terminations prior to dismissal.
Compliant terminations include:
- Voluntarily by the employee
- By mutual agreement
- Unilaterally by the employer based on:
- Probation period
- Objective grounds
- Disciplinary dismissal
- Performance due to unsuitability for the job
- By the expiration of the contract
Severance for Employees
Paid Time Off
Tunisia celebrates 12 national holidays over 15 days.
National public holidays include:
- Islamic New Year
- The Prophet’s birthday
- Eid Al Fitr (3 days)
- Eid al-Adha (2 days)
- New Year's Day
- Revolution and Youth Day
- Independence Day
- Martyrs' Day
- Labor Day
- Republic Day
- Women's Day
- Evacuation Day
Onboarding takes 5 business days.
Wet ink of the contract and a stamp from the municipality is required.
The documents must be completed 1 day before the start date.
Employment Contract Details
Contracts must be in Arabic or French and can be bilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties. A contract must include:
- Start date
- Length of the employment
- Job description
- Termination conditions
Hiring in Tunisia, hassle-free
With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Tunisia. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing
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