Niger- Employer of Record (EOR)

✔ We get your team working in Niger

✔ We handle all your payroll needs

✔ We ensure 100% compliance for your business

Africa HR Solutions takes care of Niger Employer of Record (EOR) solutions to organizations that are looking to employ workers and operate payroll without first setting up a branch office or subsidiary in Niger. Your candidates are hired by Africa HR Solutions Niger Employer of Record (Niger EOR) in accordance with in-country labor laws and may be on-boarded in a few days instead of the months it usually takes. The person is assigned to work on your staff, working on your institution’s behalf exactly like he or she was your employee.

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

Niger

Overview of Niger

Niger is a landlocked country in Western Africa and is the largest West African country by land area. 80% of it is covered by the Sahara Desert, and what is not covered by desert is subject to frequent drought and is in danger of becoming a desert.

New Year’s Day

Easter Monday

Concord Day

Labor Day

Lailat al-Qadr

Eid al-Fitr

Nigerien Independence Day

Eid al-Adha

Muharram

The Prophet’s Birthday

Nigerien Republic Day

Christmas Day

Fixed term contracts of up to two years are permitted and may be renewed once.

It is legally required to put a written employment contract in place in Niger, in the local language, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Niger should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in West African CFA francs rather than a foreign currency.

The work week in Niger is 40 hours.

Employees are generally entitled to 22 days of paid annual leave.

In general, employees are entitled to at least five paid sick days per year.

Female employees are generally entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave, of which six are compulsory and eight can be taken after the birth. The employer pays 50%, if the employee has been employed for at least two years, and social security pays 50%.

Fathers are entitled to one day of paid paternity leave.

Employers pay the following taxes:

  • Family allowances: 8.4% of salaries
  • Workers’ pensions: 5.25%
  • Work injury: 1.75%

Employees contribute 5.25% of their salaries to pensions.

Probationary periods of 3 months for executives and one month for non-executives are permitted and may be renewed.

Employees can terminate a contract with 15 days’ written notice, although technicians must provide two months’ notice.

Employers may terminate employees for just cause with written notice as follows:

  • Executives and similar: 3 months’ notice
  • Monthly paid white-collar workers, blue-collar workers and permanent hourly, daily, or weekly paid staff: 8 days to one month, depending on length of service.

 

During the notice period, employees are generally entitled to the equivalent of two paid days off per week to seek alternate employment.

Workers are generally eligible for severance pay for each year of service of 25 to 40% of their average wages over the past 12 months. The percentage is based on length of service and the collective bargaining agreement.

How Africa HR Solutions Can Help You in Senegal

Our employer of record solution allows companies to handle payroll in Niger while Africa HR Solutions takes care of taxation, and compliance management issues are lifted taken off their shoulders and passed on ours. As an African Employer of Record expert, we manage labor best practices, statutory and local standard, benefits, and employee expenditures, in addition to severance and termination when required.

Also, we keep you updated of any changes to local employment laws in Niger.

When using our solutions, your new worker is up and ready even earlier, since he goes through a much better hiring experience. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you have a group of dedicated employment professionals, backed by years of experience, helping with every on-boarding.

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