Globalization Partners provides employer of record services for customers that want to hire employees and run payroll without first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Lebanon. Your candidate is hired via Globalization Partners’ Lebanon PEO in accordance with local labor laws and can be onboarded in days instead of the months it typically takes. The individual is assigned to work on your team, working on your company’s behalf exactly as if he or she were your employee to fulfill your in-country requirements.
Our solution and Global PEO service enables customers to run payroll in Lebanon while HR services, tax, and compliance management matters are lifted from their shoulders onto ours. As a Global PEO expert, we manage employment contract best practices, statutory and market norm benefits, and employee expenses, as well as severance and termination if required. We also keep you apprised of changes to local employment laws in Lebanon.
Your new employee is productive sooner, has a better hiring experience and is 100% dedicated to your team. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you have a team of dedicated employment experts assisting with every hire. Globalization Partners allows you to harness the talent of the brightest people in more than 185 countries around the world, quickly and painlessly.
Hiring in Lebanon
Lebanon is located in the Middle East and has a population of approximately 6.7 million. The capital city of Lebanon is Beirut which has a population of 2.435 million.
Almost 40% of Lebanese are considered francophone, and another 15% “partial francophone,” and 70% of Lebanon’s secondary schools use French as a second language of instruction. By comparison, English is used as a secondary language in 30% of Lebanon’s secondary schools. The use of French is a legacy of France’s historic ties to the region, including its League of Nations mandate over Lebanon following World War I; as of 2005, some 20% of the population used French on a daily basis.
When negotiating terms of an employment contract and offer letter with an employee in Lebanon, it may be useful to keep the following in mind:
Employment Contracts in Lebanon
In Lebanon, employment contracts can be oral or written, but it best practice to put a strong, written contract in place, in Arabic, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Lebanon should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Lebanese Pounds rather than a foreign currency. The employment contract template is part of the service with Globalization Partners; no need to draft a separate template if you use our employer of record and PEO service in Lebanon.
Holidays in Lebanon
- New Year’s Day
- Orthodox Christmas
- St. Maroun’s Day
- Rafik Hariri Memorial Day
- Good Friday
- Labor Day
- End of Ramadan
- Assumption of the Virgin Mary
- Feast of the Sacrifice
- Islamic New Year
- Independence Day
- The Prophet’s Birthday
- Christmas Day
Why Globalization Partners
Establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Lebanon to engage a small team is time-consuming, expensive and complex. Lebanese labor law has strong worker protections, requiring great attention to detail and an understanding of local best practices. Globalization Partners makes it painless and easy to expand into Lebanon. We can help you hire your candidate of choice, handle HR matters and payroll, and ensure that you’re in compliance with local laws, without the burden of setting up a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our Lebanon PEO and Global Employer of Record solution provides you peace of mind so that you can focus on running your company.
If you would like to discuss how Globalization Partners can provide a seamless employee leasing or PEO solution for hiring employees in Lebanon, please contact us.