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Jordan, hassle-free

Hire employees in Jordan, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Jordan. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

The average onboarding time frame in Jordan is 7 days with Deel.

Currency

Jordanian Dinar

Capital

Amman

Official Language

Arabic

Payroll Cycle

Monthly

Hire employees in Jordan. No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in Jordan, 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.

Jordan also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Jordan quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

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Minimum Wage Requirements

In Jordan, monthly minimum wage will vary if the employee is a national of the country or not:

  • 260 JOD per month, for Jordanian workers
  • 230 JOD per month, for other nationalities

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax ranges from 5% to 30%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates.

Gross Annual Income Tax Rate (%)
First JOD 5,000 5%
Second JOD 5,000 10%
Third JOD 15,000 15%
Forth JOD 20,000 20%
Up to JOD 1,000,000 25%
Above JOD 1,000,000 30%

Employer Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 14.25% of the employee salary.

  • Social Security - Employer Contribution - 14.25%

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. However, the work week can be extended to 6 days and 48 hours per week.

The standard work week is from Sunday to Thursday.

Maternity Leave

Employees who have worked for 6 consecutive months are entitled to 70 days of paid leave. The employee will receive an amount dependent on the size of there salary during this period, and Social Security will be responsible for this pay.

Paternity Leave

Employees are entitled to 3 days of paid paternity leave. 3 days must be taken before the child's birth. The employee will receive 100% of the salary during this period, and the employer will be responsible for this pay.

Parental Leave

In Jordan, no law covers parental leave. However, employees may be entitled to maternity leave and paternity leave.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for up to 14 days at 100% paid by the employer. Employees are also entitled to an additional 14 days if they are hospitalized. The employee is entitled to 50% payment by the employer for the additional sick leave.

Termination Requirements

Terminations in Jordan can be complex. There is no at-will termination in Jordan for employers outside the probation period and termination must be done for just cause.

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 expiration of the contract

Notice Period

The notice period is 30 days. The type of termination will determine the type of notice required.

Severance for Employees

Severance payment vary depending on the type of contract, the reasons for termination, and the duration of employment. Employees with an indefinite contract, while terminated they are entitled to one month’s salary for every year they worked, and a pro-rata payment for fractions of a year.

During probation, there is no severance payment.

Paid Time Off

Full-time employees are entitled to 14 working days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO and aural rate varies depending on the length of services. Employees are eligible for annual leave in the first year according to the months they have worked. Part Time employees is ProRata the number of hours they work a week.

If a worker's employment is terminated for any reason before he uses up his annual leave, he shall be entitled to receive his remuneration for all remaining leave days.

Years of Service Days Leave (Working Days) Aural Rate (Working Days)
Up to 5 years 14 1.16
Over 5 years 21 1.75

Public Holidays

Jordan celebrates 10 national holidays.

National public holidays include:

  • New Year's Day
  • Labor Day
  • Independence Day
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Islamic New Year
  • Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
  • Christmas
  • Easter

Onboarding

Onboarding takes 7 business days. Compliance documents must be completed 2 days before the start date, and a wet ink copy of the agreement is required for enrollment.

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in Arabic and can be bilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.

A contract must include:

  • name
  • start date
  • length of the employment
  • job description
  • termination conditions
  • Job title
  • Contract Duration
  • Basic salary
  • Working time
  • Day Off

Probation Period

Probation periods are mandatory. The minimum probation period is 30 days and the maximum probation period is 90 days.
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