Libya

Employer of Record (EOR) in Libya

Only 399 EUR per employee per month

Rivermate's Employer of Record (EOR) solution helps companies hire remote employees in Libya . We take care of global payroll, taxes, benefits, compliance and HR activities. So you can focus on growing your business. Our Employer of Record (EOR) solution is beneficial to companies that want to hire remote employees in a breeze. On this page you will find employment information for Libya.

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Currency
Libyan Dinar
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Capital
Tripoli
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Region
Africa
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Language
Arabic
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Population
6871292
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GDP
$38.11 billion
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GDP growth
0.2668
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Ease of doing business
32.7
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World GDP share
0.0005

1. Grow your team in Libya with Rivermate as your Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in Libya , particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in Libya effectively, conveniently, and in full compliance with all relevant labor laws using Rivermate's global Employer of Record (EOR) solution. We handle the responsibilities and legal risks associated with foreign employment so you can concentrate on growing your company.

2. Summary

Libya is a nation in North Africa's Maghreb area. It is bounded to the north by the Mediterranean Sea, to the east by Egypt, to the southeast by Sudan, to the south by Chad, to the southwest by Niger, to the west by Algeria, and to the northwest by Tunisia. Tripolitania, Fezzan, and Cyrenaica are the three historical regions of Libya. It is the fourth-largest nation in Africa and the Arab world, and the 16th-largest in the globe, with an area of almost 700,000 square miles (1.8 million km2). Libya has the world's tenth-largest proven oil reserves. Tripoli, Libya's main city and capital, is situated in western Libya and is home to nearly three million of the country's seven million inhabitants.

Berbers, descendants of Iberomaurusian and Capsian civilizations, have been in Libya since the late Bronze Age. The Phoenicians created city-states and trade stations in western Libya in ancient times, while the Ottoman Empire recently ruled Libya's northern shore. Before becoming a part of the Roman Empire, parts of Libya were governed by Carthaginians, Persians, Egyptians, and Macedonians. Libya was an early Christian center. Following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, the Vandals dominated the province of Libya until the 7th century, when invasions introduced Islam to the region. The Spanish Empire and the Knights of St John held Tripoli until 1551, when Ottoman rule started. Libya was a participant in the 18th and 19th century Barbary Wars. Ottoman authority lasted until the Italo-Turkish War, when Italy occupied Libya and established two colonies, Italian Tripolitania and Italian Cyrenaica (1911–1934), which were eventually combined in the Italian Libya colony from 1934 to 1943.

Libya was a battleground in the North African Campaign during World War II. The Italian population then declined. Libya gained its independence as a monarchy in 1951. In 1969, a bloodless military revolution headed by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi toppled King Idris I and established a republic. Critics referred to Gaddafi as a tyrant, and he was one of the world's longest-serving non-royal leaders, reigning for 42 years. He governed until he was deposed and murdered in the Libyan Civil War in 2011 when power was passed to the General National Congress. By 2014, two competing governments claimed control of Libya, destabilizing the nation and sparking a second civil war, with portions of the country divided between the Tobruk and Tripoli administrations, as well as different tribal and Islamist militias. On October 23, 2020, the two major fighting parties agreed on a lasting truce, and a united government seized power.

Libya is a member of the United Nations, the Non-Aligned Movement, the African Union, the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and OPEC. The official religion of Libya is Islam, with Sunni Muslims constituting 96.6 percent of the population.

Hiring talented employees in a short span is not an easy task. Partnering with an Employer of Record (EOR) like Rivermate in Libya is your best option, giving your organization enough time to focus on other aspects of international expansions like project management and inventory management. The EOR takes care of all the compliance and legal issues while helping you speed up hiring using their knowledge of domestic employment practices and virtual onboarding tools. Top EORs also have provisions for the e-signing of documents to enable faster onboarding.

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4. Types of leave

There is no information about the types of leave for this country.

Paid time off

Employees are entitled to 30 days of paid vacation each year. For people above the age of 50 or who have worked for at least 20 years, this number extends to 45 working days.

The employer would need a medical certificate.

Public holidays

Libya recognizes eleven public holidays.

Sick days

The amount of sick time you are entitled to depends on how long you are on leave. Employees who are ill for a long period of time are entitled to 45 days of sick leave, and people who are sick for a short period of time are entitled to 60 days of sick leave each year.

In order to be eligible for the leave, the employee must present a medical certificate.

Maternity leave

Women are entitled to 14 weeks of maternity leave, which includes 6 weeks before and 8 weeks after the birth. This leave is extended for a further two weeks if there are multiple births.

Paternity leave

There are no provisions in the Libyan law regarding paternity leave.

Parental leave

There are no provisions in the Libyan law regarding parental leave.

Other leave

5. Employment termination

There is no information about employment information for this country.

Termination process

When an employee is hired on a fixed-term basis, either party may cancel the contract only in certain limited situations. In any event where the termination cause is invalid, the defaulting party may be liable to the opposing party for compensation to be assessed by the Court.

Employers are required to pay a gratuity at the conclusion of employment to expatriate employees who are not covered by the Social Security Fund. Gratuity at the conclusion of service is computed in relation to the length of service.

Libyan labor law offers an exhaustive list of grounds for terminating employment without notice owing to the other party's actions. The Libyan labor law also offers a method for resolving collective disputes. Additionally, an employee may not be discharged for membership in a labor organization or trade union.

Notice period

A person employed on an indefinite-term contract must be given at least 30 calendar days notice of termination.

Probation period

Probation is 30 days of actual work from the date of resumption. If no decision terminating the contract is issued during the probationary period, it is considered appointment.

Severance pay

Employers are required to pay a gratuity at the end of employment to expatriate employees who are not covered by the Social Security Fund. Gratuity at the conclusion of service is calculated in relation to the length of service.

6. Working hours

There is no information about the working hours for this country.

General working schedule

Typical working hours are ten hours per day, with a maximum of forty-eight hours per week.

Overtime

Overtime is limited to an additional three hours per day at 150 percent of the regular rate of pay.

7. Minimum wage

There is no information about the minimum wage for this country.

Libya's monthly minimum wage is currently 450.00 LYD.

8. Employee benefits

There is no information about the employee benefits for this country.

Mandatory benefits postulated by law include a probationary period, pay on annual leaves, public holidays, sick leaves, maternity leave, paternity leave, and overtime pay. Statutory benefits also include social security benefits.

9. Taxes

There is no information about the taxes for this country.

Corporate tax

Libya is a tax-free jurisdiction. Corporations are not subject to income, capital gains, profit, or other types of direct taxes, regardless of their residency status.

Individual income tax

Libya is a tax-free jurisdiction. Corporations are not subject to income, capital gains, profit, or other types of direct taxes, regardless of their residency status.

VAT, GST and sales tax

Libya is a tax-free jurisdiction. Corporations are not subject to income, capital gains, profit, or other types of direct taxes, regardless of their residency status.

10. VISA and work permits

There is no information about VISA and work permits for this country.

Libya is currently recognized for its rigorous visa regime, with just a few nations exempt from the need. Only citizens of Algeria, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey are permitted to enter and remain without a visa.

Jordanians are permitted to stay in Libya for 30 days, whereas Turkish nationals may stay for up to three months. All other foreigners must apply for a visa at the closest Libyan diplomatic post.

Foreign citizens who desire to work in Libya must get a Libyan work visa; working in the country without a work visa is unlawful.

To get a Libya business visa, you must have an invitation letter from a Libyan firm or sponsorship. The organization must begin the work visa application procedure with Libya's Work Department.

The first work visa is typically issued for three months and may be renewed or extended once inside Libya.

11. Employer Of Record service terms

There is no information about the Employer of Record (EoR) service terms for this country.

Employment contracts

There is currently no information regarding employment service terms in Libya.

With Rivermate being your Employer of Record (EoR) in Libya, you do not have to worry about the employment contracts, as we take care of that.

Minimum assignment length

There is currently no information regarding employment service terms in Libya.

Payment currency

Libyan Dinar (LYD)

13.Opening a subsidiary in Libya

There is no information about the working hours for this country.

How to set up a subsidiary

Subsidiary laws

13. Why choose Rivermate as your Employer of Record / PEO in Libya

Establishing an entity in Libya to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in Libya has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into Libya simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record (EOR) solutions in Libya give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business. Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in Libya via our Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO solution.

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