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Paid time off

After one year of service, employees are entitled to 15 days of paid annual leave. When the leave is taken may be determined by the employer. Employees are also entitled to two paid personal days in the event of a family death.

Public holidays

Lebanon observes the following holidays:

New Year’s Day

Orthodox Christmas

St. Maroun’s Day

Rafik Hariri Memorial Day

Annunciation Day

Good Friday

Easter Sunday

Orthodox Good Friday

Orthodox Easter Sunday

Labor Day

Martyrs’ Day

Resistance and Liberation Day

Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Adha

Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Islamic New Year


The Prophet’s Birthday

Independence Day

Christmas Day

If a public holiday occurs on the weekend, employees do not receive a substitute day.

Sick days

The length of sick leave is determined by the length of time an employee has worked for the company. If an employee's sick leave exceeds 30 days and they need more sick days, the additional days are deducted from their annual vacation leave days, up to a maximum of eight days.

Maternity leave

Employers provide 10 weeks of paid maternity leave to female employees. Employees may also be eligible for reimbursements for maternity care under Lebanon's social security system. Although a male employee may be absent on the day of his child's birth, there is currently no right to paternity leave in Lebanon.

Paternity leave

A proposal to provide up to three days of paternity leave is pending Parliament's approval.

Parental leave

Other than the already mentioned terms for maternity leave in Lebanon, there are no other provisions in the law regarding parental leave.

Other leave

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