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Ghana - Employer of Record (EOR)

✔ We get your team working in Ghana

✔ We handle all your payroll needs

✔ We ensure 100% compliance for your business

Africa HR Solutions caters for employer of record solutions for businesses that are looking to hire workers and operate payroll without establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Gambia. Your employees are hired by Africa HR Solutions Gambia Employer of Record (EOR Gambia) in line with local labor laws and may be on-boarded within days rather than the months it usually takes. The new worker is assigned to work on your staff, working on your organization’s behalf just like he or she was your employee.

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

Ghana

Overview of Ghana

Ghana is a country in West Africa that borders the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Guinea, Ivory Coast, Togo, and Burkina Faso. While there are 11 state sponsored languages in Ghana, English is the language used in government. Ghana has a population of 26 million, 45% of which is under the age of 25. The country’s GDP is USD 48.14 and growing at a rate of 4.9% annually. The unemployment rate is 5.2% and the inflation rate grew from 17% to 19% from 2015 to 2016. Ghana’s major exports are gold, cocoa beans, and timber.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Independence Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • May Day (Workers’ Day)
  • African Union Day
  • Republic Day
  • Eid Ul-Fetr
  • Founder’s Day
  • Eid Ul-Adha
  • Farmer’s Day
  • Christmas Day
It is legally required to put a written employment contract in place in Ghana, in English, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Ghana should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Ghanaian cedi rather than a foreign currency.
In general, Ghanaians work an 8-hour day, 5 days per week.
Employees are generally entitled to at least 15 days of paid annual leave.
There is no specific time period for sick leave given in the labor code at the moment.

Female employees are generally entitled to 12 weeks of paid maternity leave.

Ghana is working on passing legislation to mandate 5 days of paternity leave.

Employers contribute 13% of wages to social security. Employees contribute 5.5% of their wages.

An employment contract may be terminated for just cause. Weekly workers are entitled to 7 days’ notice; workers on a contract of less than 3 years are entitled to 2 weeks’ notice.

Workers with longer contracts are entitled to 1 month’s notice.

If an employment contract includes an “at will” clause, then no notice need be given.

Termination notices should be in writing.

How Africa HR Solutions Can Help You in Ghana

Our employer of record solution enables customers to run payroll in Ghana while Africa HR Solutions takes care of tax calculations, and compliance management issues are lifted from their shoulders on ours. As an African Employer of Record professional, we manage employment best practices, statutory and market norm, benefits, and employee expenses, in addition to severance and termination if required.

Also, we keep you updated of any amendments to local employment laws in Ghana.

When using our services, your new employee is up and ready even sooner, since he has a better on-boarding transition. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you have a team of dedicated employment professionals, backed by years of experience, helping with each hire.

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

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