Lebanese Labor Law

My dear friends,

I know how hard it is to find a suitable job nowadays.
Here is a soft copy of the Lebanese Labor Law قوانين العمل (means Labor Law in Arabic).
If you are a Lebanese person working in Lebanon, these are your rights; know them and do not settle for less!

Some companies play around with them and are not aligned. Whenever you have doubts, always ask. No one will care for your rights more than you do. I hope that this will help you.

Best regards!

Update 1: 31 Jan 2011

Following the many requests and e-mails I received, you can find below some links I found online that could be useful:

Below are some links about employment in general:
http://www.opportunities.com.lb/Lebanon/bhb/initdoc.asp?catid=5
http://www.wamda.com/#!/country_info_center/lebanon/
http://www.lebaneselaws.com/

Update 2: Feb 2011

I heard on TV that there was a new project law under preparation. Should it be adopted,  the Lebanese Labor Law will change drastically.

39 thoughts on “Lebanese Labor Law

  1. Thx rita for the info.. i tried to google a soft copy from the labor law but with no luck what so ever. could you please tell me if this is the latest version and if any updates are made since please ? also can you recommend any helpful related sites pls ? Thx again !!

  2. hello 🙂 can anybody advise on the below? :
    i submitted my resignation and i have a 2 months notice period:
    1- if i have 15 days of annual leave can i shorten my notice period?
    2- can i work less hours per day?
    thank you very much

    and can you please send me your reply on azar_roland@hotmail.com

    • Hello Roland, if you have 15 annual days of leave you can shorten your notice period. If not, you should get 15 days paid added to the last salary. Concerning the working hours, you have the right to leave one hour before the official schedule as per the Lebanese Labor Law

      • dear rita, thank you for the previous tip, but if i have been working in the company for 5 years, i should leave just 1 hour earlier or am i entitled to more?

  3. Hey,

    I wanted to know if it’s mandatory that the company covers transportation costs?
    Does it depend on whether or not I receive NSSF benefits?

    Thanks!

  4. Hi Rita,
    Thanks for the great initiative!
    I would like to know what the legal provisions are for days off for marriage leave. How many days does the Lebanese Labor Law provide? And are these additional days off that do not get deducted from regular annual leave days?
    Thanks!
    Soha

  5. Sir I am working in labnon can explain me about annual leave . suppose I can’t take annual leave the company give leave salary or not.please explain me

  6. Hi there
    Can someone explain article 50 of the labor law?

    Does it warrant a 1 month notice (for less than 3 years of employment ) AND on top of which 2 months severance pay ?
    The GM said its two months only whereas my lawyer stated the above .

    What if there are accrued vacation days , what happens in this case ?

    Thank you

    • Hello, for anything related to the labor law it is better to revert back to the lawyer. You can also call the Ministry of Labor for guidance. Some employers tend to not really pay all their dues; so beware. Regards

  7. Dear Rita,

    I have finalized my fifth year within a company and gave my notice of two months. I still have 8 days vacation left for 2016. My last working day is 01/01/2017, so what about the vacation days I earned during 2016.
    The company said I do not have the right to earn them.
    Isnt one working month equivalent to 1.25 vacation days starting to get earned effective the first working month BUT to be taken after one full year ?

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