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Jordan PEO &
Employer of Record

SALARY PAYMENT IN Jordanian Dinar (JOD)

CONTRACT LANGUAGE Arabic / English

PAYROLL TAX  19.60%

PAYROLL CYCLE Monthly

TIME TO HIRE 24 hours

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Hire in Jordan

Horizons ensures day-to-day guidance to help your business navigate Jordan labor laws and regulations. Horizons also ensures payroll is processed weekly or fortnightly (the standard periods in Jordan ), and that taxes are withheld as required.

As the Jordan Employer of Record, Horizons is responsible for employee income tax withholding, payment of payroll taxes to state authorities, and submission of tax returns to the Jordan Tax Office. 

Partnering with our Jordan PEO is the quickest and most cost-effective way to enter the Jordan market.

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Employment Laws

Employment contracts in Jordan

Employers in Jordan can hire with verbal or written employment contracts, but we strongly recommend always providing formal written contracts. These contracts should all cover any details of the employment, such as compensation, working hours, duties, and so on. Contracts should be written in Arabic and reference the local currency of the Jordanian dinar.

Fixed-term
Probationary period 3 months (standard)
Termination notice period 30 days (standard)
Severance 1 month salary per year of service
Indefinite
Probationary period 3 months (standard)
Termination notice period 30 days (standard)
Severance 1 month salary per year of service

Working hours in Jordan

The typical working week in Jordan is limited to 48 hours over six days. Any work beyond this should be paid at overtime rates of between 1.25 and 1.5x normal pay.

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Public holidays in Jordan

There are several public holidays in Jordan annually. Many employees receive the following days as leave from work:

Jordan has a range of national public holidays that are celebrated annually. In 2024 these holidays are:

DateHoliday name
1 Jan MondayNew Year’s Day
24 Mar SundayPalm Sunday
31 Mar SundayOrthodox Easter Day
1 Apr MondayOrthodox Easter Monday
10 Apr WednesdayEid al-Fitr (Tentative Date)
11 Apr to 13 AprEid al-Fitr holiday (Tentative Date)
1 May WednesdayLabour Day
25 May SaturdayIndependence Day
27 Jun TuesdayArafah (Tentative Date)
16 Jun SundayEid al-Adha (Tentative Date)
17 Jun to 19 JunEid al-Adha holiday (Tentative Date)
7 Jul SundayMuharram/New Year (Tentative Date)
15 Sep SundayProphet’s Birthday (Tentative Date)
25 Dec WednesdayChristmas Day
26 Dec ThursdayBoxing Day

Vacation leave in Jordan

Employees in Jordan are entitled to 14 days of vacation leave every year. This allowance increases to 21 days after five years of service with an employer.

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Sick leave in Jordan

Employees in Jordan can take up to 14 days of paid sick leave annually as standard. If they require a hospital stay, this period can be extended by a further 14 days.

Parental leave in Jordan

Female employees in Jordan are entitled to 10 week of paid maternity leave.

Terminations and severance in Jordan

The notice period prior to terminations in Jordan is generally one month.

Taxation in Jordan

Income tax for employees in Jordan is progressive, with rates between 5% and 30% depending on income level. Anybody earning over 200,000 dinars per year must pay an additional 1% national tax.

The corporate tax rate in Jordan is 20% for most companies, but there are different rates for specific types of businesses such as banks.

Health coverage in Jordan

Jordan’s healthcare system is state-funded, so employers do not need to offer private medical insurance as a benefit.

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Compensation & Benefits

Compensation laws in Jordan

The minimum wage for employees in Jordan is  JOD 260 per month as of 2024.

Benefits management in Jordan

Setting up a benefits system for your employees in Jordan can be difficult to navigate, especially if you are unfamiliar with the country and its laws. If you want to tackle the setup independently, you can expect it to take several weeks and potentially cause delays to your expansion process.

At Horizons, we specialize in establishing and running Jordanian employee benefits systems. We’ll handle everything, using our experience to ensure you are ready to commence operations in Jordan quickly and efficiently.

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FAQs

A Jordan PEO and a Jordan EOR are two types of companies which specialize in providing human resources services to businesses in Jordan.

The main difference between a Jordan PEO and a Jordan EOR is in the scope of their services.

Jordan PEOs provide a full range of HR services, including payroll, benefits administration, and employee recruiting—all under one roof as a co-employer. Engaging a Jordan PEO is essentially outsourcing your HR duties in Jordan.

Jordan EORs actually take over as the legal employer of your employees based abroad. Jordan EORs become responsible for labor compliance for your employees in Jordan.

At Horizons, we offer both PEO and EOR services in Jordan. Get in touch now and let us know what service you are seeking.

A PEO in Jordan can feasibly hire both local and foreign nationals to work in Jordan.

However, the ability of Horizons to sponsor your foreign national employee in Jordan may be limited due to visa quotas practiced in many countries.

Contact us with your requirements and our Global Mobility team with review the case and get back to you within 2 business days.

In most cases, Horizons’ Jordan PEO can hire & onboard your employee within 24 hours. The actual start date of the employee will depend on their notice period obligation to their previous employer as well as any relevant hiring rules in Jordan.

It is possible to get a work visa in Jordan. Horizons’ Global Mobility team is a dedicated team of work visa experts. They assess the details of each case to determine feasibility and costs before Horizons applies for the work visa on behalf of your employee. If the Global Mobility team determines that your case is feasible, the process is smooth and transparent. Visa spots in Jordan are limited, however—get started today to secure your employees’ visa spot.