Hire Employees & Contractors


Compliantly hire your distributed team members in


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Hiring in


isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in


, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in


while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language

Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic


Jordanian dinar (د.ا, JOD)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

10 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

52.17 (2021)

Statutory Leave

14 - 21 days

Sick Leave

14 days

Maternity Leave

10 weeks

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like


, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

JOD 268 per month.

Overtime Pay

The standard workweek in Jordan 48 hours per week at 8 hours per day excluding an hour break. Jordanian law requires that all overtime be paid at a rate no less than 150% of an employee's standard wage.

Additional Pay

There is no additional pay detail for Jordan.

Payroll Cycle

For all Borderless customers, payments will be made in equal monthly installments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 14.25%: Social Security

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 7.5%: Social Security (Employee Contribution)

Employment Information

Termination Process

The employment contract can be terminated by either the employer or the employee. It can be terminated if both parties agree, the contract expires, the work is completed, or the employee dies or becomes disabled, as documented by a medical report.

Section 21 of the Jordan Labor Code addresses employment termination. A contract is considered terminated under this section if:

  • Both parties have agreed to call it quits.
  • The contract has either expired or the work has been completed.
  • Death, or if the worker is unable to perform the job due to a disability or disease, if certified by a medical authority.

Notice period

The party initiating the termination must provide the other party with a written termination notice at least 30 days before the exit date, which cannot be withdrawn unless both parties agree to its withdrawal.

Probation Period

Employers in Jordan may enact probation periods of up to three months and has the right to terminate any employment relationship without notice prior to the conclusion of the probationary period.

Severance Details

Workers who are not covered by Jordan's Social Security Law should be paid an end-of-service payment equal to one month's salary for each year worked, as well as a pro-rata payment for fractions of a year. End-of-service payments are calculated based on the last wage received by workers who are normally paid the minimum wage. Piece rate workers' payments are based on the average monthly wage they received in the 12 months preceding their termination, or the average during their entire period of service if they have not yet worked a full year.

Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in


When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Contributions

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