Angola - Employer of Record (EOR)

✔ We get your team working in Angola

✔ We handle all your payroll needs

✔ We ensure 100% compliance for your business

Africa HR Solutions takes care of employer of record services to clients that are looking to hire workers and operate payroll without first setting up a branch office or subsidiary in Angola. Your applicants are hired via Africa HR Solutions Angola Employer of Record (EOR Angola) in line with local labor laws and may be onboarded in days rather than the months it usually requires. The individual is assigned to work on your team, working on your organization’s behalf exactly as if he or she was your worker.

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

Payroll Outsourcing in Angola

Overview of Angola

Angola’s population is made up of approximately 33,933,611 people. The capital city of Angola is Luanda. Angola is run by a multiparty regime, with its President as the chief of state. Its legal system is based on Portuguese civil law and customary law.

New Year’s Day

Liberation Day


Women’s Day

Good Friday

Easter Day

Peace Day

Labor Day

National Heroes’ Day

All Souls’ Day

Independence Day

Christmas Day and Family Day

Angolan labor laws usually favor the employee and are strictly enforced. Additionally, companies with 5 or more employees are required by law to employ a minimum of 70% Angolan nationals. Foreign non-resident employees are only allowed to be hired on fixed-term contracts which may range from 3 to 36 months. Businesses are expected to abide to specific regulations concerning recruitment and immigration.

44 hours per week, limited to 8 hours a day.

A workday must include 1-hour meal break, or 2 hours if food is not available on the work site.

Workers should have a resting time of at least 10 hours between workdays.

Restricted to 2 hours per normal day of work.

A maximum of 40 hours per month of work.

Should not exceed 200 hours per year.

Generally, the amount paid for overtime in Angola is determined by the size of the company:

150% of the regular pay for large companies

130% of the regular pay for medium companies

120% of the regular pay for small companies

110% of the regular pay for micro companies


Over 30 hours of overtime should be paid at an additional 75% rate.

Employees who have worked for at least 12 consecutive months are generally entitled to the following bonuses:

  • A holiday bonus of 50% of base salary calculated based on what would be earned during the holiday period
  • A Christmas bonus of 50% of base salary for the month of December

Generally, Angolan employees are entitled to 22 days of vacation per year. 

Employees with children are entitled to 1 additional vacation day per year until their child reaches the age of 14.

Unlimited days off work for illness is allowed; provided employees can present a medical certificate.

Medium and large companies must pay medical leave at 100% of the employee’s salary for the first two months. The third through the 12th months must be paid at 50% of base salary.

Three months of maternity leave are granted to female employees:

4 weeks of leave are to be taken before the due date.

The remaining balance is to be taken after the due date.

9 weeks after delivery is guaranteed, regardless of the due date.

In case there are multiple births, the mother is entitled to an additional 4 weeks.

As per the law, the employee cannot return to work until at least 5 weeks after the birth.

Social security compensation is normally granted to employees on leave, with supplementation by the employer.

Both male and female employees are eligible for up to three days of family leave per month, up to 12 days per year, eight of which are to be fully compensated.

There is no statutory paternity leave.

Income tax is paid on a progressive scale of 0% to 25% of monthly earnings.

Social security contributions are as follows:

Employees – 3%

Employers – 8%

How Africa HR Solutions Can Help You

Our employer of record service enables businesses to run payroll in Angola while Africa HR Solutions takes care of taxation, and compliance management issues are lifted from their shoulders and passed on ours. As an African Employer of Record professional, we manage employment best practices, statutory and local norm, benefits, and employee expenditures, as well as severance and termination if needed. We also keep you updated of changes to local employment legislation in Angola.

Also, we keep you informed of changes to local employment laws in Angola.

When using our solutions, your new hire is up and ready even earlier, since he goes through a much better hiring transition. You will have peace of mind knowing you have a group of dedicated employment specialists, backed by years of experience, helping with each on-boarding.

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