With our Benin Payroll Outsourcing services, your talents are paid on time and without error! Our team at Africa HR Solutions also provides your company with much-needed guidance to ensure that your operations comply with Benin’s Labor Code and tax policies. Over the years, we have played a pivotal role in the expansion of over 400 clients across Africa by providing reliable HR and payroll and cross-border payment outsourcing solutions.
Geographic Location: Benin is a stable democracy located in West Africa, neighboring Nigeria, Niger, Togo, and Burkina Faso. It also possesses a 121-kilometer-long coastline on the Gulf of Guinea, which forms part of the Atlantic Ocean.
Economy: The country’s main economic drivers include cash crops such as cotton, palm oil, and telecommunications. The Port of Cotonou is a bustling business hub that currently contributes to 60% of the country’s GDP.
As Benin grows and seeks more development, it increasingly stands as a land of opportunity for investors looking to be pioneers in their respective fields.
Your company’s next milestone may just be in Benin – and Africa HR Solutions is ready to support you on this journey. Our local experts will provide you with much-needed guidance to ensure your operations comply with Benin’s Labor Code and tax policies, allowing your company to thrive. Over the years, we have played a similar pivotal role in the expansion of over 400 clients across Africa by providing reliable payroll and employment outsourcing solutions.
Value-added tax (VAT)
The standard VAT rate is 18% in Benin – applied to the supply of goods and services both local and imported. This does not include activities such as imports of certain products, banking, and general insurance.
Employees are generally entitled to 24 days of paid annual leave which increases at the following rate:
In Benin, workers with less than 2 years of service are generally entitled to 6 months’ sick leave. Once they accumulate 2+ years of service, employers are entitled to 12 months’ sick leave.
In Benin, women are entitled to a maximum of 6 weeks’ paid maternity leave before the birth of the child and 8 weeks after the birth. Remuneration is provided by the employer (50%) and social insurance (50%).
In Benin, men are entitled to 3 days of paid paternity leave.
In Benin, an employer can terminate a worker for several valid reasons, including:
If the employer decides to terminate an employee on personal grounds, a written notice including the reason for termination must then be provided to the worker. In this case, a labor inspector must also be notified.
Notice periods in Benin are as follow:
Employees in Benin are entitled to severance pay. Compensation depends on how many years of service they provided.
10+ years of service–40% of average monthly salary
In the last 10 years, the scenario surrounding compliance in African countries has changed dramatically. Africa HR Solutions understands this and has become a major player in the African payroll market.
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.
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 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.