Remote’s guide to employing in

Jordan
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With localised contracts, easy invoice management, and best-in-class compliance, you can grow your team in Jordan with confidence. Currently, you can hire and manage contractors in Jordan through Remote, but our EOR services are not yet live.

  • Capital City

    Amman

  • Currency

    Jordanian dinar (د.ا, JOD)

  • Languages

    Modern Standard Arabic and Arabic

  • Population size

    10,658,123

Services available in this country:
Contractor Management
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Facts & Stats

Jordan Map Illustration
  • Capital City

    Amman

  • Currency

    Jordanian dinar (د.ا, JOD)

  • Languages

    Modern Standard Arabic and Arabic

  • Population size

    10,658,123

  • Ease of doing business

    Easy

  • Cost of living index

    52.17 (2021)

  • Payroll frequency

    N/A

  • VAT - standard rate

    16%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    2.0 (2019)

Officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordan is one of the middle east’s last hereditary monarchies.

It’s home to over 100,000 archaeological, religious, and historic sites, Jordan is close to the Mesopotamian civilization bedrock with places like the rose red rock fortress of Petra, the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, Jerash, Mount Nebo, and the biblical Jordan river.

Phosphates, textiles, electronics, and chemical products are the bulk of the Kingdom’s $8.17 billion in annual exports.

Grow your team in Jordan with Remote

Note that we are busy building our own entity in Jordan to provide you with the best possible employment solutions for your employees, but our employer of record service is not yet live in this country.

To employ in Jordan, companies must own a local legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solution. Developing the processes required to manage payroll, benefits, taxes, and onboarding in countries like Jordan can get complicated fast, especially without localised expertise.

If you’re looking to start hiring in a country like this, partnering with a global employment solution like Remote makes it easy for your company to employ workers quickly, cost-effectively, and in full compliance with all local legislation.

In the countries where we do offer our EOR services, Remote takes on the responsibility and legal risks of international employment so you can focus on hiring great talent and growing your business.

Risks of misclassification

Jordan, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Jordan may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

Employing in Jordan

Workers' rights in Jordan are protected by:

  • The Jordanian Constitution of 1952,

  • Act No. 19 of 2001 on Social Security

  • The Jordanian Labour Code of 1996,

  • The Flexible Employment Regulation No. 22 of 2017

  • The Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases Instructions of 1993

— all of which guarantee equal pay for equal work and protections against discrimination based on age, religion, gender expression, and race.

Common questions that could come up during the hiring process include the minimum wage, overtime rates, and guaranteed paid time off. Remote can help you offer a complete, competitive, and compliant benefits package to your employees in Jordan.

Minumum wage

Jordan’s minimum wage is fixed at JD 245 ($345.6) per month although skilled employees will negotiate better rates on a case-by-case basis which will tend to be higher than the minimum wage.

Competitive benefits package in Jordan

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practising “fair equity”, which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

We are still busy building our own entity in Jordan, but our benefits packages for all countries are tailored to fulfil the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Taxes in Jordan

Learn how employment taxes and statutory fees affect your payroll and your employees’ paychecks in Jordan.

  • 14.25%

    Social security and pensions

Types of leave

Jordanian employees are entitled to 14 days of paid vacation per year, which increases to 21 days off after five years of working with an employer.

Employment termination

Termination process

Employers can dismiss employees for serious misconduct, fraud, negligence, or inciting employees to hurt a company’s interests.

Notice period

Jordanian law prescribes at least one month’s notice except in the cases of severe misconduct. The law also specifies protected classes that cannot be dismissed or even notified of dismissal, such as:

  • Pregnant employees from the sixth month of pregnancy, and mothers on maternity leave

  • Workers taking leave for military or reserve service

  • Employees who’re on the annual leave, sick leave, or any leave voluntarily agreed upon by both parties

Severance pay

Jordanian law doesn’t explicitly provide for severance payments although employers must pay any due wages and make payments in lieu of any unused benefits at the time a worker is dismissed.

Terminated employees can file for damages and if found to be dismissed unfairly will be entitled to reinstatement or to be paid damages.

Probation periods

Limited to three months (90 days) and must be clearly stated in writing.

Fair Pricing in Jordan

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors

USD 29

per contractor/month

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Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localised contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility

Global Payroll

Consolidate your multi-country payroll

USD 50

per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralising payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labour authority reporting handled for you

HRIS

Manage all of your employees in one place

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Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app