Hire and pay employees 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 international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

The average onboarding time frame in Tunisia is 3 days with Deel.


Tunisian Dinar (TND)



Official Language

Tunisian Arabic

Payroll Cycle


Onboard, pay and manage employees in Tunisia with Deel.

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.

Deel lets you hire employees in Tunisia quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more. For your existing direct employees, we can manage your entire payroll operation from end-to-end.

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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
  • Public Health Insurance
  • Transport Premium and Attendance Bonus
  • Work Accident Insurance
  • Private Healthcare - Unisure (optional)
  • Private Healthcare - Allianz (optional)

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Minimum Wage Requirements

The minimum monthly wage for full-time employees is TND 459.26. 

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax ranges from 0% to 35%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates. Multiple additional factors may impact overall rates such as the household status and the number of children.

Gross Annual Income

Personal income tax rate

Personal income tax rate including social security contribution

Up to TND 5,000



From TND 5,000 to 20,000



From TND 20,000 to 30,000



From TND 30,000 to 50,000



Over TND 50,000



*From January 2020, the SCC rate of 0% applies only to individuals realizing exclusively salaries, wages, pensions, and life annuities whose annual net income does not exceed TND 5,000.

Payroll Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 17% of the employee salary.

  • Social Security Employer - 16.57%
  • Work accident - 0.50%

These costs are provided as estimates and are intended solely for general informational purposes. To fully comprehend all associated costs and fees related to the terms of any employment agreement for this country, please contact our Sales team for a quote.

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.

Maternity Leave

Eligible employees are entitled to 60 days of paid maternity leave at 100% of their regular salary. During this time, the employee will receive TND 334 from CNAM every month. The employer will then top this amount up until the employee is receiving their regular salary. The benefit is 30 days of paid leave with the possibility of extending twice by 15 days. 

Paternity Leave

Eligible employees are entitled to 2 working days of paid leave in the event of the birth of a child. This is paid for by the employer at 100% of the employee’s regular salary.

Parental Leave

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

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to 6 days of paid sick leave at 100% of their salary.  Any absence over 6 days will be managed by the Caisse Nationale de l’Assurance Maladie (CNAM). The length and pay will be calculated by CNAM on a case-by-case basis.

Period Pay Payer
0 - 6 days 100% Employer
7 up to 180 days Dependent on a case by case basis CNAM

Termination Requirements

Terminations must respect complex rules and the rules of an employee’s employment country. The off-boarding is always handled by the Employer with the primary stakeholders. It may include ad-hoc fees as well as required or recommended steps on specific termination cases.

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

Notice Period

Notice period is mandatory, and the minimum notice is 1 month. It can be increased if stated in the employee agreement.

Severance for Employees

In Tunisia, all employees who are terminated are entitled to severance pay, unless terminated for disciplinary reasons. Severance pay is 1 month of salary per year of service.

To protect you from unforeseen financial risks arising from terminations, Deel applies a Severance Accrual to all employment agreements in this country.  Deel has extensive expertise in managing litigation risk globally and our Severance Accrual calculation is based on the prevailing common-law or statutory entitlements and local best practices. In the event your employee resigns or is not entitled to severance, all unused amounts will be returned to you.

Paid Time Off

Full-time employees are entitled to a minimum of 22 paid days of vacation annually. This accrues at a rate of 1.83 days/month. Employees accrue vacation from their first day, and can use it as it accrues. 
Part-time employees are entitled to a minimum of 10 days a year. This accrues at a rate of 0.83 days/month.

Public Holidays

Tunisia celebrates 12 national holidays over 15 days.

National public holidays include:

  1. New Year’s Day
  2. Independence Day
  3. Martyr’s Day
  4. Eid al Fitr (3 days)
  5. Labor Day
  6. Eid al Adha (2 days)
  7. Islamic New Year: Floating
  8. Republic Day
  9. Women’s Day
  10. Assumption Day
  11. Prophet’s Day
  12. Evacuation Day
  13. Revolution Day


Onboarding takes 3 business days after the client signs the SOW.

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:

  • Name
  • Start date
  • Length of the employment
  • Job description
  • Termination conditions

Probation Period

The minimum probation period is 30 days and the maximum probation period is 180 days.

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