Benin Payroll Outsourcing

Pay Your Talents in Benin Compliantly

Seeking A Reliable Payroll Partner in Benin?

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.

Benin Country Overview

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.

Payroll in Benin - What You Should Know

  • Population: 12,451,031
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $17.79 B
  • GDP Growth (April 2021): 6.6%
  • Inflation, consumer prices: 1.7%
  • Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 1.1%
  • Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
  • Capital: Porto-Novo
  • Currency: West African CFA franc
  • Languages: French, Fon, Yoruba
  • Employer Contribution

    • 4% of the employer’s payroll must be contributed to social security.

    Employee Contribution

    • 6% of the employee’s payroll must be contributed to social security.
  • 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.

Paid Time-Off

Employees are generally entitled to 24 days of paid annual leave which increases at the following rate:

  • 20+ years of service – an additional 2 days
  • 25+ years of service – an additional 4 days
  • 30+ years of service – an additional 6 days

Sick Leave

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.

Maternity 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%).

Paternity Leave

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 worker’s health is compromised
    • If the employer is unable to hold employment
    • In case of grave misconduct from the worker
    • In case of redundancy whereby no alternatives are possible
    • In case of the company’s closure

    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:

    • An hourly employee is 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 in Benin are entitled to severance pay. Compensation depends on how many years of service they provided.

For instance:

  • 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

  • New Year’s Day (1st January)
  • Fête du Vodoun (10th January)
  • Easter Monday (13th April)
  • Labor Day (1st May)
  • Ascension Day (21st May)
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Whit Monday (1st June)
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Benin Independence Day (1st August)
  • Assumption of Mary (15th August)
  • Prophet’s Birthday
  • All Saints’ Day (1st November)
  • Christmas Day (25th December)

Benin Payroll Done The Easy Way. The Right Way.

12 Years of Experience

Over more than a decade, Africa HR Solutions has become a leading payroll service provider across Africa with a proven track record of success with over 400 clients across many industries.

Bulletproof Compliance

Ensuring your operations are carried out compliantly is a must. From country-specific regulations to government laws, we make sure your company is up to code with Africa's legislation at all times.

+44 Countries in Africa

Operating in more than 44 countries in Africa, our team of experts gathered the required knowledge and local expertise to handle your needs and demands - wherever, whenever.

Single Point of Contact

Avoid unnecessary headaches and mistakes thanks to our centralized services and manage everything from a single database. A single point of contact for all of your needs across the continent.

Maximize your ROI

It is cheaper to let a third-party organization handle your payroll than to do it yourself. By saving on the overall cost of payroll, you can reallocate your budget elsewhere to promote company growth.

Swift Payroll Implementation

With Africa HR Solutions you are one call away from implementing an accurate and timely payroll operation to ensure your talents are paid on time no matter where they are in Africa.

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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.