SIERRA LEONE - Employer of record


✔ We get your team working in Sierra Leone

✔ We handle all your payroll needs

✔ We ensure 100% compliance for your business

Africa HR Solutions offers employer of record services to clients that want to hire employees and operate payroll without first setting up a branch office or subsidiary in Sierra Leone. Your applicants are hired by Africa HR Solutions Sierra Leone PEO in agreement with in-country labor laws and can be on-boarded within days rather than the months it usually takes. The new worker is assigned to work on your staff, working on your company’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 Sierra Leone?

Overview of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a small country in West Africa which borders the Atlantic Ocean. The population of 7 million live mostly in rural areas; 60% are under the age of 50. English is the official language, but each region has its own language as well.

Official public holidays in Sierra Leone
  • New Year’s Day
  • International Women’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Independence Day
  • Eid-ul-Fitr
  • Eid-ul-Adah
  • The Prophet’s Birthday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • Christmas
Employment in Sierra Leone

Fixed-term contracts of up to 12 months are permitted and may be renewed.

It is best practice to put a written employment contract in place in Sierra Leone, 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 Sierra Leone should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Sierra Leonean leone rather than a foreign currency.

Working hours in Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone work week is generally 40 hours. Overtime is paid at an additional 50%; work on rest days is paid at an additional 100%.

Vacation leave in Sierra Leone

In general, employees are entitled to the following paid annual leave:

  • One to five years of employment: 19 days of leave
  • Five to 10 years of employment: 22 days of leave
  • 10+ years of employment: 28 days of leave
Sick leave in Sierra Leone

In general, employees are eligible for at least 5 paid sick days per year.

Maternity & Paternity leave in Sierra Leone

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

Taxes in Sierra Leone

Personal income tax rates are taxed at a flat rate of 15%. This 15% tax rate is applicable to 70% of the gross income (resulting in an effective rate of 10.5%).

Termination/Severance in Sierra Leone

Probation periods of up to six months are permitted.

Employees can be dismissed for just cause, and after two written warnings, they can be dismissed without compensation.

How Africa HR Solutions can help you in Sierra Leone

Our employer of record service enables organizations to run payroll in Sierra Leone while Africa HR Solutions takes care of taxation, and compliance management matters are lifted out of their shoulders and passed on ours. As an African PEO professional, we handle labor best practices, statutory and local standard, employee benefits, and employee expenditures, in addition to severance and termination if needed.

We also keep you apprised of changes to local employment legislation in Sierra Leone.


When using our solutions, your new worker is productive even sooner, since he goes through a better hiring experience. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you have a group of dedicated employment experts, backed by years of experience, helping with every on-boarding.

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


We’ll get to you within 48 hours.