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.
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.
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.
Employees are generally entitled to:
In Sierra Leone, workers are eligible to at least 5 days of paid sick leave per year.
In Sierra Leone, women are entitled to a maximum of 12 weeks of paid maternity 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.
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.