Gabon - Employer of Record (EOR)

✔ We get your team working in Gabon

✔ We handle all your payroll needs

✔ We ensure 100% compliance for your business

Africa HR Solutions caters for employer of record solutions to businesses that want to employ employees and handle payroll without first setting up a branch office or subsidiary in Gabon. Your employees are hired via Africa HR Solutions Gabon Employer of Record (EOR Gabon) according to in-country labor laws and can be on-boarded in a few days rather than the months it typically takes. The new worker is assigned to work on your team, working on your organization’s behalf just like he or she was your worker.


Overview of Gabon

Gabon is located in Western Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Gabon, with a population of 2,278,829, is one of the least densely populated countries in the world. 703,940 Gabonese live in Libreville, its capital city. French is the official language, spoken by 80% of the people. Fang is spoken by an estimated 30% of the population. Gabon’s GDP is estimated at USD 18.27M and growing at 4.2% annually. Its unemployment rate 22.3%, and its major exports are oil (which accounts for 80% of all exports), manganese, uranium, and timber.

New Year’s Day

Easter Monday

Women’s Rights Day

Labour Day

Whit Monday

Eid al-Fitr

Assumption of Mary

Independence Day (2 days)

Eid al-Adha

All Saints’ Eve

Christmas Day

Fixed term contracts of 2 years are permitted and may be renewed once. 

It is best practice to put a written employment contract in place in Gabon, in French, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Gabon should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Central African CFA francs rather than a foreign currency.

The workday in Gabon is 8 hours with a 5-day work week.

In general, employees are entitled to 24 days of paid annual leave. Leave time is increased according to the age of the employee, the length of time spent working at the company, and the employee’s family situation.

10 days of paid leave may be taken for family events.

Employees are entitled to up to 6 months of paid sick leave.

Female employees are generally entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave: 6 weeks of leave prior to the birth and 8 weeks after.

Paternity leave is covered in the family allowance leave.

Employers contribute 20.1% of payroll to social security for retirement, work injury, medicine and hospital costs, and family allowances. Employees contribute 2.5%.
Probationary periods may not exceed 6 months.


Generally, employees must be notified of termination according to the following schedule:

  • less than 1 year of service: 15 days
  • 1 to 3 years of service: 1 month
  • 3 to 5 years of service: 2 months
  • 5 to 10 years of service: 3 months
  • 10 to 15 years of service: 4 months
  • 15 to 20 years of service: 5 months
  • 20 to 30 years of service: 6 months

How Africa HR Solutions Can Help You in Gabon

Our employer of record solution enables clients to process payroll in Gabon while Africa HR Solutions takes care of taxation, and compliance management matters are lifted from their shoulders and passed onto ours. As an African Employer of Record professional, we handle labor contract best practices, statutory and local norm, employee benefits, and employee expenditures, as well as severance and termination when needed.

Moreover, we keep you updated of any changes to local employment laws in Gabon.

When using our services, your new worker is effective even earlier, since he has a better on-boarding transition. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you have a group of dedicated employment specialists, backed by years of experience, helping with each hire.

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