SENEGAL - Employer of record


✔ We get your team working in Senegal

✔ We handle all your payroll needs

✔ We ensure 100% compliance for your business

Africa HR Solutions flawlessly delivers employer of record solutions to businesses that are looking to employ employees and run payroll without first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Senegal. Your workers are hired through Africa HR Solutions Senegal PEO in agreement with local labor laws and can be on-boarded within days instead of the months it usually takes. The new employee is assigned to work on your team, working on your institution’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 Senegal

Senegal is located on the west coast of Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. The more than 14 million people who live in Senegal speak French and usually their own ethnic language as well. In Dakar, the capital of Senegal, they speak Wolof.

Official public holidays in Senegal
  • New Year’s Day
  • Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday
  • Independence Day
  • Easter Monday
  • Labor Day
  • Ascension
  • Whit Monday
  • Assumption
  • Korité
  • All Saints’ Day
  • Tabaski
  • Tamkarit
  • Tamkharit
  • Christmas Day
Employment in Senegal

Fixed contracts of up to 24 months, including renewals, are permitted.

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

Working hours in Senegal

In general, Senegal’s work week is 40 hours.

Bonus payment in Senegal

Performance-based, annual, and 13th month bonuses are common in Senegal.

Vacation leave in Senegal

In general, employees are entitled to 24 days of paid annual leave.

Sick leave in Senegal

Employees are generally entitled to a minimum of 5 paid sick days per year.

Maternity & Paternity leave in Senegal

In general, female employees are entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave, eight of which must be taken after the birth.

Taxes in Senegal

IPM Health Fund: employers and employees each contribute 1.5% of salaries, up to a salary cap of 60,000 CFA francs.

Social security: employers contribute 7%, subject to a salary cap.

Termination/Severance in Senegal

Probationary periods of 3 months for executives and one month for non-executives are permitted and may be renewed.

Employees can terminate a contract with 15 days’ written notice, although technicians must provide two months’ notice.

Employers may terminate employees for just cause with written notice as follows:

  • Executives and similar: 3 months’ notice
  • Monthly paid white-collar workers, blue-collar workers and permanent hourly, daily, or weekly paid staff: 8 days to one month, depending on length of service.

During the notice period, employees are generally entitled to the equivalent of two paid days off per week to seek alternate employment.

Workers are generally eligible for severance pay for each year of service of 25 to 40% of their average wages over the past 12 months. The percentage is based on length of service and the collective bargaining agreement.

How Africa HR Solutions can help you in Senegal

Our employer of record service enables clients to handle payroll in Senegal while Africa HR Solutions takes care of tax, and compliance management matters are lifted from their shoulders on ours. As an African PEO specialist, we handle employment best practices, statutory and market norm, employee benefits, and employee expenses, as well as severance and termination if needed.

Moreover, we keep you updated of any amendments to local employment legislation in Senegal.


When using our services, your new hire is productive even sooner, since he goes through a stress-free hiring experience. You will 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 allows you to focus on running efficiently your core business.


We’ll get to you within 48 hours.