4. Types of leave

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

Employees are entitled to four weeks of paid yearly vacation each year. Employees under the age of 20 are given five weeks.

Public holidays

Zurich recognizes twelve public holidays. Although, holidays vary depending on the canton. Many holidays are recognized in one or a few cantons of Switzerland but are not observed nationally.

Sick days

Employees are usually entitled to three weeks of paid sick leave during their first year of employment with a company, and more the longer they stay with the company. The specific amount of sick leave and salary that an employee gets during this period varies by canton and may be established by a contract or collective agreement.

Maternity leave

Maternity leave is granted to female workers for 14 weeks. In the canton of Geneva, the leave lasts 16 weeks, while other cantons may implement regulations allowing for greater time. Except in Geneva, a woman who has exhausted her 14 weeks of maternity leave is entitled to two more weeks of unpaid leave before returning to work.

Paternity leave

Employees are usually entitled to three weeks of paid sick leave during their first year of employment with a company, and more the longer they stay with the company. The specific amount of sick leave and salary that an employee gets during this period varies by canton and may be established by a contract or collective agreement.

Parental leave

Other leave

5. Employment termination

There is no information about employment information for this country.

Termination process

Employers have the right to terminate fixed-term employment contracts at any time during employment, provided they pay the employee's salaries for the remainder of the contract's period. Similarly, the worker may cancel the employment contract at any time by giving written notice to the employer two months prior to the termination date; otherwise, the worker must pay the employer compensation equivalent to the wage earned during the notice period or the residual portion thereof.

Notice period

Two months prior to termination, notice shall be sent.

Probation period

The employment contract shall specify the probationary period. No worker shall be on probation for more than three months or for the same employer more than once.

Severance pay

Employers must provide severance pay equal to one month's wages for each year of service to employees who are not covered by the Social Security Law. Additionally, workers are entitled to receive pro-rata severance pay for any fraction of a year. Severance pay shall be calculated on the basis of the worker's last monthly wage earned, without regard for the worker's remaining statutory or contractual entitlements.

6. Working hours

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

General working schedule

Overtime

7. Minimum wage

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

There is no national minimum wage in the Syrian Arab Republic. Minimums are established via collective bargaining agreements negotiated by trade unions.

8. Employee benefits

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

Corporate tax

Companies in Syria are subject to a 22 percent corporate income tax rate.

Individual income tax

Taxpayers in Syria are subject to a personal income tax rate that ranges from 5 percent to 15 percent. The actual rate varies depending on the income bracket the individual belongs to.

VAT, GST and sales tax

Syria currently does not impose a value-added tax (VAT).

10. VISA and work permits

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

If you plan to visit Syria, you should understand about the visa requirements. According to Syria's visa policy, all visitors must get a visa before leaving one of Syria's diplomatic missions. Some nations were visa-free before to the commencement of the conflict, but this is no longer the case.

Because you will need a travel document to enter Syria, you should familiarize yourself with the criteria so that you can satisfy them. There is a lot of material on this subject available online, but we encourage you not to depend on it too much. This is due to the fact that information found on the internet is not always dependable. Instead, you should contact the issuing authorities and inquire about the criteria. It is the most reliable source of data. What we can tell you at this moment is that a valid passport that will not expire within 6 months of your arrival in Syria is required for a visa application.

11. Employer Of Record service terms

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

Employment contracts

There is currently no information regarding employment contracts in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Minimum assignment length

There is no set length for assignments. This is usually indicated in the employment contract for fixed-term employments.

Payment currency

Syrian Pound

13.Opening a subsidiary in Syria

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 Syria

Establishing an entity in

Syria

to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in

Syria

has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into

Syria

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 solutions in

Syria

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

Syria

via our Employer of Record / PEO solution.

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