CAMEROON - Employer of record


✔ We get your team working in Cameroon

✔ We handle all your payroll needs

✔ We ensure 100% compliance for your business

Africa HR Solutions flawlessly delivers employer of record services for clients that need to employ workers and operate payroll without first setting up a branch office or subsidiary in Cameroon. Your candidates are hired through Africa HR Solutions Cameroon PEO in accordance with local labor laws and can be on-boarded in a few days instead of the months it typically requires. The new employee is assigned to work on your staff, working on your organization’s behalf just as if he or she was your worker.

As always, we guarantee 100% compliance for your business in Africa.

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Overview of Cameroon

Cameroon is called Cameroun in French, Kamerun in German, Camarões in Portuguese, and Cameroon in English. The country’s name derives from camarões, meaning ‘shrimps’, so called by the 15th-century Portuguese explorer Fernando Po who named the River Wouri Rio dos Camarões (‘shrimp river’), after the many shrimps. Cameroon in central Africa is bounded clockwise (from the west) by the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

The country comprises ten regions: Adamaoua, Centre, Coastal, East, Far North, North, North-West, South, South-West and West.

Official public holidays in Cameroon
  • New Year’s Day
  • Youth Day
  • Good Friday
  • Labor Day
  • Ascension Day
  • National Day
  • Assumption of Mary
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Prophet’s Birthday
  • Christmas Day
Employment in Cameroon

Generally, fixed-term contracts of up to 2 years are allowed and may be renewed once. If the fixed-term contract is for more than 3 months, it must be in writing.


Although not legally required for indefinite term contracts, it is best practice to put a written employment contract in place in Cameroon, in the local language, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Cameroon should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Central Africa CFA francs rather than a foreign currency.

Working hours in Cameroon

40 hours per week.


Vacation leave in Cameroon

In general, employees are eligible to accrue 1 1/2 days of leave for each month of work. After 5 years of service, employees are eligible to receive an additional 2 days per month.  Workers who have accumulated more than 12 days of leave may split up their leave, but one portion must equal 12 continuous working days.

Workers are also generally eligible to receive 10 days of paid leave for family events.

Mothers with children under 6, are generally eligible for 2 additional days of leave for each child who lives in the home, or 1 day if the mother’s accrued leave does not exceed 6 days.

Sick leave in Cameroon

Employees are generally entitled to at least 5 days of paid sick leave per year.

If an employee is injured or becomes ill at work, the employer is responsible for paying for medical treatment.

Maternity & Paternity leave in Cameroon

Female employees are generally entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave, with 4 weeks to be taken before the birth or 6 weeks if her doctor orders confinement.  Maternity leave is paid for by the National Social Insurance Fund.

Fathers can use their 10 days of paid family leave for paternity leave.

Taxes in Cameroon

Employees pay personal income taxes of between 10% and 35%.

Termination/Severance in Cameroon

Probationary periods of up to 6 months are allowed, and the agreement must be in writing. Managerial staff are generally entitled to an 8-month probationary period. If the employee continues to work after the probationary period, but no contract is drawn up, that employee is considered to have a permanent position.

Fixed-term contracts may only be terminated for reasons of gross misconduct, force majeure, or written consent of both parties.


Indefinite-term contracts can be terminated at any time by either the employer or the employee. Notice of termination must be given, the duration of which is set by the Minister in charge of Labor and is based on the seniority and the occupational group of the employee. During the notice period, the employee is generally entitled to one day off per week to look for another job.


Employees who have worked for at least 2 years are generally entitled to severance pay; the amount of pay is determined by the Minister in charge of Labor.

How Africa HR Solutions can help you in Cameroon

Our employer of record service enables organizations to process payroll in Cameroon while Africa HR Solutions takes care of tax, and compliance management matters are lifted from their shoulders onto ours. As an African PEO expert, we handle labor best practices, statutory and market standard, benefits, and employee expenditures, as well as severance and termination if required.

We also keep you updated of any changes to local employment laws in Cameroon.


When using our services, your new worker is up and ready even earlier, since he goes through a stress-free hiring transition. You will have peace of mind knowing that you have a team of dedicated employment professionals, backed by years of experience, helping with each on-boarding.

Africa HR Solutions lets you focus on running efficiently your core business.


We’ll get to you within 48 hours.