Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire) - Employer of record


✔ We get your team working in Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire)

✔ We handle all your payroll needs

✔ We ensure 100% compliance for your business

Africa HR Solutions takes care of employer of record solutions to clients that want to employ workers and handle payroll without first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire). Your workers are hired via Africa HR Solutions Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) PEO in line with local labor laws and can be on-boarded in a few days instead of the weeks it usually takes. The individual is assigned to work on your team, working on your organization’s behalf just like he or she was your employee.

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

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Overview of Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast, also know as Côte d’Ivoire, is located in West Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, and has a population of 78 million. The official language is French, but more than 77 other languages are spoken in the country.  Côte d’Ivoire’s GDP is USD 34.25 billion and growing at a 8.4% annual rate. Its unemployment rate is 5.3%. Côte d’Ivoire is the world’s largest producer of cocoa, accounting for 30% of the world’s production. Its other major exports include crude oil, coffee, palm oil, and timber.

Official public holidays in Ivory Coast
  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter Monday
  • Labor Day
  • Ascension Day
  • Whit Monday
  • Laila tou-Kadr
  • Aid el-Fitr
  • Independence Day
  • Assumption of Mary
  • Aid el-Kebir
  • All Saints Day
  • National Peace Day
  • The Prophet’s Birthday
  • Christmas Day
Employment in Ivory Coast

Fixed-term contracts must be put in writing and may renewed without limits for up to 2 years.

It is legally required to put a strong, written employment contract in place in Côte d’Ivoire, 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 Côte d’Ivoire should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in West African CFA francs rather than a foreign currency.

Working hours in Ivory Coast

In general, Côte d’Ivoire has a 40 hour work: 8 hours work per day, for 5 days a week.

Vacation leave in Ivory Coast

After one year of employment, employees are generally entitled to 26 days of paid annual leave. This increases to 27 days after 5 years of service.

Sick leave in Ivory Coast

Employees are generally eligible for at least 5 days of paid sick leave.

Maternity & Paternity leave in Ivory Coast

Female employees are generally entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave.

Taxes in Ivory Coast

Ivorians pay a salary tax of 1.5% of 80% of their gross income. They also pay a progressive national contribution tax on 80% of their salary.

Termination/Severance in Ivory Coast

Probation periods are allowed as follows:

  • hourly employees: 8 days
  • monthly paid workers: 1 month
  • supervisors, technicians, and similar: 2 months
  • engineers, managers, high-level technicians, and similar: 3 months

Probation periods may be renewed once, must be put in writing, and the employee must be informed as follows:

  • 2 days before the end of the period of 8 days
  • 8 days before the end for a 1-month probation
  • 15 days before the end for a 2-3 months probation.

If the worker continues to work after the probation period, the parties become bound by a contract of employment of indeterminate duration.


Fixed-term contracts can only be terminated prior to the agreed term by force majeure, mutual agreement, or serious misconduct by either party.


Indefinite contracts may be terminated by the employee after 6 months of service.


The employer may terminate an indeterminate contract at any time with a valid reason. The employer must notify the employee in writing and follow the notice periods outlined in the employment law which vary by pay level and occupation.


Employees are generally eligible for severance as follows:

  • up to 5 years’ service: 30% of monthly wage
  • 6-10 years’ service: 35% of monthly wage
  • 10+ years’ service: 40% of monthly wage

How Africa HR Solutions can help you in Ivory Coast

Our employer of record solution allows clients to handle payroll in Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) 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 manage labor best practices, statutory and local standard, benefits, and employee expenditures, as well as severance and termination if required.

We also keep you apprised of changes to local employment laws in Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire).


When using our services, your new hire is up and ready even earlier, since he has a stress-free hiring experience. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you have a group of dedicated employment specialists, backed by years of experience, assisting with every hire.

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


We’ll get to you within 48 hours.