Hire employees in Tunisia, hassle-free

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Employee - Tunisia

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.

  • Pension
  • Worker Compensation Insurance
  • 13th Salary
  • Public Health Insurance
  • Transport Premium & Attendance Bonus

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    Quick Overview

    Currency: Tunisian dinar

    Capital: Tunis

    Official language: Tunisian Arabic

    Payroll cycle: Monthly

    Statutory Holidays

    Paid Time Off

    In Tunisia, employees are entitled to 18 working days of paid time off. However, is best practice to grant 20 working days.

    Public Holidays

    Tunisia celebrates 14 national days. However, 11 days are non-working days.

    • New Year's Day
    • Revolution and Youth Day
    • Revolution and Youth Day
    • Labour Day
    • Eid al-Fitr
    • Eid al-Adha
    • Republic Day
    • Republic Day
    • National Revolution Day

    General Taxation

    Employer Cost

    • Employer cost - Approx. 20%

    Individual Income Tax

    Individual income tax range will depend on the income of the employee and can raise up to 35%

    Additional information

    Employment contract details

    Contracts should be written in Arabic or French. The agreement must state salary, notice period, working hours, bonuses if applicable, holiday leave and sick leave among others.

    Probation Period

    The minimum probation period is 1 month, and the maximum probation period is 6 months.

    Termination of probation period

    During probation period, notice period is not required.

    Minimum Wage Requirements

    In Tunisia, minimum wage it depends on the industry. For Deel the minimum monthly wage is 1000 TND

    Maximum working hours and overtime

    Standard working hours are 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week. The amount of working hours will depend on the company, and it can raise up to 48 hours per week.

    Overtime

    Overtime is paid as 150% up to 200% of the daily salary and not per hour.

    Parental Leave

    • Maternity leave: employees are entitled to 2 calendar months of paid leave. The payment will be done by the Social Security authorities.
    • Paternity leave: by law, employees are not entitled to paternal leave. However is best practice to grant at least 2 days of paid leave after the birth of the child. The cost will be paid by the employer.

    Sick Leave

    Employees are entitled to take leave if sick and the amount will depend on what agreed on the employee agreement. Best practice is to grant 5 days paid by the employer. Since the 6th day, sick leave will be paid by Social Security (CNSS) as 60% of the employee's salary.

    Termination requirements for employees in

    Termination

    Both parties can terminate an employment contract by providing notice. Compensation in the amount of the notice period must be paid where notice is not properly given.

    Employers and employees can terminate an employment contract at any time during the probation period without providing a reason or notice. However, special rules apply for redundancy dismissal.

    Notice Period

    Notice period is mandatory, and the minimum notice is 1 month.

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