With our Republic of Congo 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 the Republic of Congo’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: The Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) is a country found in the heart of Africa. The country is bordered northwest by Cameroon, to the north by the Central African Republic, to the east and south by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest by the Angolan exclave of Cabinda, and to the west by Gabon.
Population: The Republic of Congo shows much promise with its young generation: 47% of the population is aged under 18.
Economy: Its economy is mainly driven by the oil and natural gas industry, placing the country as the third largest petrol producer in Sub-Saharan Africa, with petrol accounting for 80% of all exports. Despite it being rich in natural resources such as iron, phosphate and gold, the Republic of Congo does not possess any large-scale mining operations. The country still faces many challenges, such as poor electricity supply (only 66% in urban regions), which can halt investments.
Value-added tax (VAT)
The standard VAT rate is 18% in the Republic of Congo.
Employees are generally entitled to at least one day of paid leave for every month of effective service in the Republic of Congo.
For workers under the age of 18, the amount is to be at least one and a half days of leave.
There is no statutory sick leave in the Republic of Congo, but some employers grant a few days of paid sick leave to their workers.
In the Republic of Congo, women are entitled to a minimum of 14 weeks’ paid maternity leave at 67% of their regular wage. They must have accumulated at least 6 months of consecutive service to be eligible for this leave.
There is no statutory paternity leave in the Republic of Congo.
Unless stipulated otherwise, the required notice period is generally 14 working days as from the day of notification provided by the employer.
The notice period is increased by 7 working days per year of continuous service – date to date.
There is no statutory severance pay in the Republic of Congo.
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.