Remote’s guide to employing in

Tunisia
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  • Capital City

    Tunis

  • Currency

    Tunisian dinar (د.ت, TND)

  • Languages

    English, Arabic and French

  • Population size

    11,708,370

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Facts & Stats

Tunisia Map Illustration
  • Capital City

    Tunis

  • Currency

    Tunisian dinar (د.ت, TND)

  • Languages

    English, Arabic and French

  • Population size

    11,708,370

  • Ease of doing business

    Easy

  • Cost of living index

    29.50 (2021)

  • Payroll frequency

    Monthly

  • VAT - standard rate

    19%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    1.0 (2019)

Tunisia is the perfect blend of North African Saharan landscape, Mediterranean influences, and Middle Eastern culture. It boasts a growing economy powered by exports of electrical hardware, olives, textiles, citrus, agricultural products, oil, and vehicles

The country has a sizable GDP of over $136 billion and one of the fastest internet speeds in the MENA region. In fact, 51% of the labour force is employed in service industries, and it has the 6th highest number of developers in Africa — tellingly, Tunisia will be a major talent hotspot as the world embraces remote work.


Grow your team in Tunisia with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Tunisia? Companies hiring in Tunisia must either own a local legal entity or work with a global employment platform like Remote that can legally provide employment services in the country.

Remote can employ team members in Tunisia and keep you compliant at all times. Remote can hire, onboard, and pay your team in Tunisia so you don't have to set up local HR services in the region. Remote also makes it easy to pay contractors in Tunisia. to get started or talk to an expert for more details.

Risks of misclassification

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

Employing in Tunisia

Workers' rights in Tunisia are protected by:

  • The Tunisian Constitution of 2014

  • The Labour Code of 1966

  • Decree 95-539 of 1995 on the functioning of regional councils and the central arbitration board in trade disputes

— all of which guarantee equal pay for equal work, the right to individual and collective labour disputes, safe working environments, and protections against discrimination based on age, religion, 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 Tunisia.

Minimum Wage

Tunisia’s minimum wage is fixed at TND 403 ($132) per month. Note that skilled employees and expatriates based in the country will negotiate rates on a case-by-case basis which will tend to be higher than the minimum wage.

10 Public holidays

Mar
Wednesday, 20 March 20241Independence Day (عيد الاستقلال)
Apr
Wednesday, 10 April 20242Festival of Breaking the Fast (عيد الفطر)
Thursday, 11 April 20243Second Day of the Festival of Breaking the Fast (اليوم الثاني لمهرجان الإفطار)
Friday, 12 April 20244Third Day of the Festival of Breaking the Fast (اليوم الثالث من عيد الفطر)
May
Wednesday, 1 May 20245Labor Day (يوم العمل عيد العمال)
Jun
Monday, 17 June 20246Feast of the Sacrifice (عيد التضحية)
Tuesday, 18 June 20247Second Day of the Feast of the Sacrifice (اليوم الثاني من عيد التضحية)
Wednesday, 19 June 20248Third Day of the Feast of the Sacrifice (اليوم الثالث من عيد التضحية)
Jul
Thursday, 25 July 20249Republic Day (يوم الجمهورية)
Dec
Tuesday, 17 December 202410Revolution and Youth Day (يوم الثورة والشباب)

Competitive benefits package in Tunisia

At Remote, we’re passionate about helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in developing globally competitive benefits programs. This means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive, and your company has the localised expertise to needed attract and keep the best global talent.

Our benefits packages in Tunisia are tailored to fulfil the local needs of 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 Tunisia

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

  • 16.57%

    Social security

  • 0.45% - 4%

    Work accident and occupational disease (varies by industry & shared with the employer)

Types of leave

Tunisian employees are entitled to one day’s leave per month, after working for an entire month. Annual paid leave is typically capped at 15 days off per year. Workers are given extra days of paid leave if their annual holiday is interrupted by sickness, accidents, or a public holiday.

Employment termination

Termination process

Employers can dismiss employees by providing notice, although it’s not required if an employee is being dismissed for misconduct.


Notice period

Limited to one month by default except a longer period is specified by agreement.

Severance pay

Severance pay is limited to one day’s pay for each month of employment, up to three months’ pay. A dismissed employee must be given payment in lieu of any unused leave entitlement, in addition to their base severance pay.

Workers who’re dismissed for misconduct are not entitled to any severance or payments in lieu of unused leave.


Probation periods

The probation period in Tunisia is limited to six months for general (blue collar) staff, nine months for supervisors, and one year for executives.

Fair Pricing in Tunisia

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  • 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