Benin - Employer of Record (EOR)

✔ We get your team working in Benin

✔ We handle all your payroll needs

✔ We ensure 100% compliance for your business

Africa HR Solutions caters for Benin Employer of Record services to clients that need to employ employees and operate payroll without first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Benin. Your workers are hired through Africa HR Solutions Benin Employer of Record (Benin EOR) conforming to in-country labor laws and may be onboarded in a few days instead of the weeks it typically requires. The new worker 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.


Overview of Benin

Benin is bordered by Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Niger, and has a 121-kilometer-long coastline on the Gulf of Guinea. The country’s population amounts to approximately 12,451,031 individuals (2021).

The country has recently been carrying out key economic and structural reforms in an attempt to boost trade and encourage foreign investment.

New Year’s Day

Traditional Day


Eastern Monday or Dyngus Day

Worker’s Day

Ascension of Jesus

Whit Monday

Eid ul-Fitr

Independence Day

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Eid al-Adha

Armed Forces Day

All Saints Day

National Day

Mauloud (Birth of the Prophet)

Christmas Day

Typically, in Benin, work is convened Monday through Friday from 8am to 12:30pm and 3:30pm to 7pm, and on Saturday from 9am to 1pm.

Total working hours are generally 40 per week and should not exceed 56 per week.

Workers may not work more than 240 hours of overtime per year.  Overtime is paid at:

112% of normal hourly rate for 41st to the 48th hour per week.

135% of normal hourly rate beyond the 48th hour per week.

Generally, employees are entitled to 24 paid days of annual leave, with increases at the following rate:


  • after 20 years, and additional 2 days
  • after 25 years, an additional 4 days
  • after 30 years, an additional 6 days


Leave may be split but must be at least 14 days in length.

The cumulative duration of the leave may not exceed 30 working days within a year, and the leave must be taken within 12 months of receipt.

Employees with less than 2 years of service are generally entitled to 6 months’ sick leave.

Employees with 2+ years of service are generally entitled to 12 months’ sick leave.

If the employee has worked for less than 12 months s/he is generally entitled to one month paid leave.

Employees with 1-5 years’ service are generally entitled to three months at full pay and three months at half pay.

Employees with 5+ years of service are entitled to full pay for 6 months.

Female employees are generally eligible for 6 weeks of paid leave before the birth and 8 weeks after the birth, with the employer paying for half and social insurance the balance.

Fathers are generally entitled to 3 days of paid paternity leave.

A probationary period of up to 3 months is allowed.

Employers may terminate a worker for a valid reason, including:

  • worker health
  • inability to hold employment
  • competence or conduct
  • changes in the organization or technology
  • economic hardship or closure of the company

If the employer dismisses the employee on personal grounds, the employer must notify the employee in writing and include the reasons for termination. The labour inspector must also be notified in writing.

Notice periods are as follows:

  • Hourly employees are entitled to 15 days’ notice.
  • Employees, workers, and laborers are entitled to one month of notice.
  • Supervisors and executives are entitled to 3 months’ notice.
  • Employees on notice may spend 2 days per week looking for a new job.


Employees are entitled to severance pay. The amount depends on length of service:

First 5 years of employment–30% of average monthly salary

6-10 years of service–35% of average monthly salary

10+ years of service–40% of average monthly salary

An employee terminated for gross negligence is not generally entitled to severance pay.

Employees contribute 3.6% of salary to social security.

Employers contribute 15.4% of gross salary to social security, 6.4% for pension and 9% for family allowance, plus an additional 1%-4% for industrial injury assistance.

How Africa HR Solutions Can Help You

Our employer of record service enables businesses to run payroll in Benin 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 if 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 Benin.

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


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.

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Kevina Takoordyal has a BA Hons Business Management from the University of Glamorgan, UK, with MBA in leadership and Innovation, MBA General, PMP Certified, and Agile Scrum Master. She currently works as the Head of Operations at Africa HR Solutions Ltd with more than 20 years of proven leadership capabilities in Operations, Business Development, People Management, Process Optimization, and Project Management in the Financial Services, BPO, Banking Industry, and Heath Care Industry. In Senior leadership roles with an international footprint across Europe working and extensive Pan- African experience from a compliance, finance, and operations angle, Kevina comes across with a panoply of cross-functional skills. Kevina also serves on a few Boards, Non-Independent Executive at MioD and for NGOs on a voluntary basis, a coach and mentor to aspiring female leaders across Africa and Mauritius.

Kevina is a firm believer in Servant Leadership with a strong focus and commitment to uplifting others, with the ability to deliver through a highly engaged – diverse team, and works towards consistently synergistic value creation. While being a focused and adaptive thinker and Kevina is actively participating in panel discussions on Innovation, CX, Digital transformation.

Kevina serves as Project Assessor for the National Youth upskilling program. She has been recognized as Global Talent in a few companies, Ceridian, and International SOS Ltd whereby she has been awarded a few scholarships and had the opportunity to be mentored by Senior Vice President in the US. Award Winner in various fields and at a national level and recognized including Super Achiever Leader Award in Africa in 2016, Awarded Africa Women Leader 2018.



Head of Legal & Compliance

A qualified lawyer who joined Africa HR Solutions in July 2020, Mark Du Preez has experience working in private practice for a reputable law firm in South Africa. He also played commercially focused roles at a leading private bank, wealth management company, and outsourcing firm in South Africa and Mauritius.

Mark has played a pivotal role in Africa HR Solution’s risk mitigation strategy, which positively impacted P&L performance over the years.

He currently leads the Partnerships function of the company including relationships and oversight with in-country partners (ICPs) across Africa.

alex daruty


Head of Commercial

Alex has more than 15 years of experience in the global, strategic development of both enterprise and consumer brands in categories including technology, transport, enterprise software, entertainment, and travel.

With experience in roles on both agency and corporate side, he has worked across international brands and has led the development and execution of multi-discipline campaigns across EMEA, NORAM and Asia Pacific.

His focus is on driving meaningful business impact through brand differentiation and building high-functioning, digitally oriented, and analytically driven capabilities. He is motivated by working with, and developing dynamic people, teams, and organizations.

He leads, manages, develops and mentors the Key Account Management department, including line management responsibility for the team of Key Account Managers and Key Account Administrator who represent the Company as the primary communication link between all relevant stakeholders, including clients, third party in-country partners and internal functions.

Originally from Mauritius, he holds bachelor’s degrees in International Business, Finance and Management from the University of Nevada, Reno.