How to hire remote employees in


Found someone in Jordan you’d like to hire, but confused about how you’re supposed to make it happen without paying thousands in fees? You’re in the right place. Read on to learn the fastest, easiest, most flexible way to hire remote talent in Jordan.

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What to know before you hire in 


Laws about hiring are complicated, and the same is true in Jordan. But there are ways to sidestep the headaches—if your company hasn’t already established a physical presence in Jordan, you have two real options when it comes to hiring. We’ll detail both below.

If you want to successfully hire in 


, you have two options:

Hire talent as contractors

Laws about hiring contractors are significantly more simple in 


. Onboarding talent takes days, not weeks or months. Both you, the company, and your talent have more flexibility. And in many cases, since you’re remote, the talent you’re hiring is better classified as a contractor, anyway. Of course, it’s not possible in every case, but it’s what we built Panther for.

Hire talent as employees

This is the long route. You can either establish a physical presence with an entity and register as an employer, or you can use an Employer-of-Record (EOR) solution. Odds are, you’ll find using an EOR to be the easier route. Still, using an EOR in 


 is expensive—it can often be $500 per month per employee—and sometimes prone to lengthy onboarding times.

Why hire independent contractors in 


Hiring contractors is normally the easier, faster, more flexible choice—but don’t just take it from us. Below are the specific benefits and drawbacks to hiring contractors in 



It’s the fastest way to hire globally

Hiring employees takes months, at the minimum. When you hire with Panther’s locally-generated contracts, it’s a matter of days or weeks. This means you can hire the best talent, fast, without losing them to a hellish procession of paperwork.

It’s a lot cheaper

It costs just $0 to sign up for Panther, then $49 per month to hire your contractors with Panther. If you hired employees manually (or did contracting on your own), you’d likely be on the hook for thousands of dollars each month. Setting up an entity alone can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

It’s more flexible for you & your team

Hiring contractors in 


 means you’re generally not on the hook for things like health insurance and paid time off. This makes hiring flexible for you, and it gives your talent more options.

Can be less risky than hiring employees

Hiring employees is a bigger commitment, and can open you up to increased liabilities and regulations. When you hire contractors overseas, your biggest risk is misclassification—but laws surrounding contractor classification are often significantly more straightforward.

Some people want to be employees

The contractor life isn’t for everyone—some people want the security that being an employee often appears to provide. Though it’s rare, this does happen, and it’s one disadvantage of manage an all-contractor team.

You might not have as much control over your talent

Most countries’ contractor-employer relationship laws stipulate that the employer can’t set fixed working hours, among other things. These laws give contractors more freedom over how and when they do their work than an employee would have. In reality, however, most contractors are willing & able to work on the company’s schedule—it’s a matter of setting expectations beforehand.

How can I pay people in 



If you’re hiring contractors in 


, you can pay them with Panther in a single click. You won’t need to worry about complicated wire transfers, fees, or currency conversions. We’ll take care of it all. Just make a click and your contractor will get paid in their currency of choice. This is a valuable bonus for talent in countries where the local currency is particularly weak—most people appreciate the ability to receive their payment in stronger currencies.

Hiring and paying your team in 


Hire and pay with Panther

Pay everyone with a single click
Get great currency conversion rates
Pay $0 in platform fees
Run payroll in seconds
Let Panther automatically create & store invoices
Let Panther automatically write locally-compliant contracts
Let Panther automatically file local tax documents

Hire and pay without Panther

Pay all your contractors individually
Do all currency conversions yourself
Shoulder the burden of platform fees
Spend hours each month making payments
Manually track & store invoices
Manually write & sign contracts
Manually file relevant tax documents

Let Panther save you from hiring headaches.

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If you want to hire employees in 


If you’ve read up until this point, you’ll know that it’s easier, cheaper, and more flexible to hire contractors in Jordan than employees. Still, there are valid reasons why you might want to hire employees instead. The content below is for you—we’ll cover employer taxes and obligations in Jordan.

Taxes in 


Employer tax

Social Security

Individual tax


Paid Time Off (PTO)

Employees receive between 14 and 21 days of paid annual leave.

Public Holidays

There are 10 public holidays.

Sick Days

Employees receive an additional 14 days of sick leave at full pay if hospitalized or half of the employees pay if not hospitalized but supported by a medical report.

Maternity Leave

A female employee is entitled to 10 weeks of paid maternity leave. At least six weeks of leave must be taken after delivery. She is also entitled to 12 months of unpaid leave for childcare reason

Paternity Leave

Male employees receive up to three days of paid paternity leave.

Parental Leave

No Info.

Other Leave

No Info.

Marriage Leave

No Info.

Bereavement Leave

No Info.


Termination Process

The employer and employee can terminate the employment contract. It can be terminated if both parties agree on its termination, the contract expired, work was completed or the employee died or became disabled, which must be proven by a medical report.

Section 21 of the Jordan Labor code deals with termination of employment. According to this section, a contract is considered terminated if:

  • Both parties are in agreement to terminate it.
  • The contract has expired, or the work is completed.
  • Death, or if the worker is incapable of performing the work due to disability or disease, provided this is certified by a medical authority.

Notice Period

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

Severance Pay

The employee shall be entitled to all the rights, benefits and wages stipulated in the contract until the end of the termination notice period.

Probation Period

The probation period in Jordan has no definite information.

Employee requirements in 


Working Hours

The standard workweek in Jordan 8 hours per day excluding an hour break, 48 hours per week.


Overtime in Jordan is paid at and minimum rate of 150% of his regular remuneration.

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