Social legislation in Lebanon does not date back a long time. It is contemporaneous with the industrial development just prior to and after World War II.
Clauses 624-656 of the Law of Obligations and Contracts are the only ones that deal with workers and labor, since economic activity used to be restricted to agriculture. But due to economic prosperity, economic openness, commercial
exchange, and the mainstream economic ideas that advocate economic justice and industrial advancement, the need to adopt new laws to organize the conditions
of workers and labor emerged.