Sierra Leone Payroll Outsourcing

Pay Your Talents in Sierra Leone Compliantly

Seeking A Reliable Payroll Partner in Sierra Leone ?

With our Sierra Leone 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 Sierra Leone’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.

Sierra Leone Country Overview

Geographic location: Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country on the southwest coast of West Africa. It is bordered by Liberia to the southeast and Guinea surrounds the northern half of the nation.

Population: The country provides access to a market of more than 50 million people thanks to it belonging in the Mano River Union.

Economy: Sierra Leone’s economy is based on subsistence agriculture, which provides employment for over 80% of the country’s labour force. Sierra Leone has great potential with rich soil and plentiful rainfall. Sierra Leone has the additional advantage of being rich in natural resources such as diamonds and other minerals. These two industries supported it in recovering from the COVID-19 related contraction, with a 3.2 % growth recorded in 2021.

Payroll in Sierra Leone - What You Should Know

  • Population: 8,420,641
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $4.04 B
  • GDP Growth (April 2021): 4.1%
  • Inflation, consumer prices: 11.9%
  • Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 5.4%
  • Unemployment Rate: 5.3%
  • Capital: Freetown
  • Currency: Sierra Leonean Leone
  • Languages: English, Mende, Temne, Limba and Krio

Employer Contribution

  • 10.00% of the employer’s emoluments must be contributed to social security.

Employee Contribution

  • 5.00% of the employee’s emoluments must be contributed to social security.
  • Value-added tax (VAT)

    Sierra Leone makes use of a GST (Goods and Services Tax) instead of VAT.

    The standard rate is 15% in Sierra Leone – applied to the supply of goods and services both local and imported.

Paid Time-Off

Employees are generally entitled to:

  • 19 days of leave for employees between 1 to 5 years of employment
  • 22 days of leave for employees between 5 to 10 years of employment
  • 28 days of leave for employees with 10+ years of employment

Sick Leave

In Sierra Leone, workers are eligible to at least 5 days of paid sick leave per year.

Maternity Leave

In Sierra Leone, women are entitled to a maximum of 12 weeks of paid maternity leave.

Paternity Leave

There is no statutory paternity leave in Sierra Leone.

In Sierra Leone, an employment contract can be terminated for just cause. After 2 written warnings, the employee is not eligible for compensation and can be dismissed without remuneration.

In Sierra Leone, severance pay varies between 30 and 40 days for each consecutive year served under the same employer.

  • New Year’s Day (1st January)
  • International Women’s Day (9th March)
  • Good Friday (10th April)
  • Easter Monday (13th April)
  • Independence Day (27th April)
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Christmas Day (25th December)
  • Boxing Day (26th December)

Sierra Leone 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.