Facts & Stats
- Capital City
Jordanian dinar (د.ا, JOD)
Modern Standard Arabic and Arabic
- Population size
- Ease of doing business
- Cost of living index
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- VAT - standard rate
- GDP - real growth rate
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.
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:
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.
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.
Employers can dismiss employees for serious misconduct, fraud, negligence, or inciting employees to hurt a company’s interests.
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
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.
Limited to three months (90 days) and must be clearly stated in writing.