GHANA - Employer of record


✔ We get your team working in Ghana

✔ We handle all your payroll needs

✔ We ensure 100% compliance for your business

Africa HR Solutions flawlessly delivers employer of record solutions for customers that want to recruit workers and handle payroll without setting up a branch office or subsidiary in Ghana. Your employees are hired by using Africa HR Solutions Ghana PEO in accordance with in-country labor laws and can be on-boarded within days rather than the weeks it usually takes. The new employee is assigned to work on your team, working on your institution’s behalf just as if he or she was your worker.

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

Need Employer of Record services in Ghana?

Overview of Ghana

Ghana is a country in West Africa that borders the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Guinea, Ivory Coast, Togo, and Burkina Faso. While there are 11 state sponsored languages in Ghana, English is the language used in government. Ghana has a population of 26 million, 45% of which is under the age of 25. The country’s GDP is USD 48.14 and growing at a rate of 4.9% annually. The unemployment rate is 5.2% and the inflation rate grew from 17% to 19% from 2015 to 2016. Ghana’s major exports are gold, cocoa beans, and timber.

Official public holidays in Ghana
  • New Year’s Day
  • Independence Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • May Day (Workers’ Day)
  • African Union Day
  • Republic Day
  • Eid Ul-Fetr
  • Founder’s Day
  • Eid Ul-Adha
  • Farmer’s Day
  • Christmas Day
Employment in Ghana

It is legally required to put a written employment contract in place in Ghana, in English, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Ghana should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Ghanaian cedi rather than a foreign currency.

Working hours in Ghana

In general, Ghanaians work an 8-hour day, 5 days per week.

Vacation leave in Ghana

Employees are generally entitled to at least 15 days of paid annual leave.

Sick leave in Ghana

There is no specific time period for sick leave given in the labor code at the moment.

Maternity & Paternity leave in Ghana

Female employees are generally entitled to 12 weeks of paid maternity leave.

Ghana is working on passing legislation to mandate 5 days of paternity leave.

Taxes in Ghana

Employers contribute 13% of wages to social security. Employees contribute 5.5% of their wages.

Termination/Severance in Ghana

An employment contract may be terminated for just cause. Weekly workers are entitled to 7 days’ notice; workers on a contract of less than 3 years are entitled to 2 weeks’ notice.

Workers with longer contracts are entitled to 1 month’s notice.

If an employment contract includes an “at will” clause, then no notice need be given.

Termination notices should be in writing.

How Africa HR Solutions can help you in Ghana

Our employer of record solution enables customers to run payroll in Ghana while Africa HR Solutions takes care of tax calculations, and compliance management issues are lifted from their shoulders on ours. As an African PEO professional, we manage employment best practices, statutory and market norm, benefits, and employee expenses, in addition to severance and termination if required.

Also, we keep you updated of any amendments to local employment laws in Ghana.


When using our services, your new employee is up and ready even sooner, since he has a better on-boarding transition. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you have a team of dedicated employment professionals, backed by years of experience, helping with each hire.

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


We’ll get to you within 48 hours.