The contract may be terminated by either the employer or the employee. This needs a written termination notice that indicates unequivocally why the employee is being terminated.
Employees are entitled to leave work one hour early each day during the notice period in order to seek alternative employment. Pregnant employees, as well as those on maternity, sick, or vacation leave, are not eligible for termination notice. In some limited circumstances, an employer may cancel a contract without providing notice or paying severance.
In Lebanon, the notice period is between one and four months.
The severance payment is generally one month of salary for every year of service.
When an employee is hired for the first time, he or she is placed on a three-month probationary period. Following the trial period, the employer must pay at least the monthly minimum wage of 675, 000 LBP.