How to hire remote employees in

Burkina Faso

So you’ve found some great talent in Burkina Faso, but maybe a little less sure how you’re supposed to go about hiring them? You’re in the right place. In the next few minutes, you’ll learn how to hire remote talent in Burkina Faso, quickly, without wading into months and thousands of dollars of legal red tape.

Country snapshot

CURRENCY
Cfa Franc Bceao
EMPLOYER TAXES
19%
PAYROLL FREQUENCY
Weekly, Bi-Monthly, Monthly
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
French

What to know before you hire in 

Burkina Faso

Hiring abroad is notoriously difficult: New labor laws, entities, a lot of words you’d rather not hear again. But we’ve got good news—it doesn’t need to be that way. Below, we’ll break down your two main options for hiring in Burkina Faso (and the one we prefer).

If you want to successfully hire in 

Burkina Faso

, you have two options:

Hire talent as contractors

Laws about hiring contractors are significantly more simple in 

Burkina Faso

. Onboarding talent takes days, not weeks or months. Both you, the company, and your talent have more flexibility. And in many cases, since you’re remote, the talent you’re hiring is better classified as a contractor, anyway. Of course, it’s not possible in every case, but it’s what we built Panther for.

Hire talent as employees

This is the long route. You can either establish a physical presence with an entity and register as an employer, or you can use an Employer-of-Record (EOR) solution. Odds are, you’ll find using an EOR to be the easier route. Still, using an EOR in 

Burkina Faso

 is expensive—it can often be $500 per month per employee—and sometimes prone to lengthy onboarding times.

Why hire independent contractors in 

Burkina Faso

Hiring contractors is normally the easier, faster, more flexible choice—but don’t just take it from us. Below are the specific benefits and drawbacks to hiring contractors in 

Burkina Faso

.

It’s the fastest way to hire globally

Hiring employees takes months, at the minimum. When you hire with Panther’s locally-generated contracts, it’s a matter of days or weeks. This means you can hire the best talent, fast, without losing them to a hellish procession of paperwork.

It’s a lot cheaper

It costs just $0 to sign up for Panther, then $49 per month to hire your contractors with Panther. If you hired employees manually (or did contracting on your own), you’d likely be on the hook for thousands of dollars each month. Setting up an entity alone can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

It’s more flexible for you & your team

Hiring contractors in 

Burkina Faso

 means you’re generally not on the hook for things like health insurance and paid time off. This makes hiring flexible for you, and it gives your talent more options.

It’s less risky than hiring employees

Hiring employees is a bigger commitment, and generally puts you at a bigger risk for legal fees. When you hire contractors overseas, your biggest risk is misclassification—but even then, misclassification penalties are often minimal and just require you to pay off any compensation that the person would have been owed as an employee.

Some people want to be employees

The contractor life isn’t for everyone—some people want the security that being an employee often appears to provide. Though it’s rare, this does happen, and it’s one disadvantage of manage an all-contractor team.

You might not have as much control over your talent

Most countries’ contractor-employer relationship laws stipulate that the employer can’t set fixed working hours, among other things. These laws give contractors more freedom over how and when they do their work than an employee would have. In reality, however, most contractors are willing & able to work on the company’s schedule—it’s a matter of setting expectations beforehand.

How can I pay people in 

Burkina Faso

?

If you’re hiring contractors in 

Burkina Faso

, you can pay them with Panther in a single click. You won’t need to worry about complicated wire transfers, fees, or currency conversions. We’ll take care of it all. Just make a click and your contractor will get paid in their currency of choice. This is a valuable bonus for talent in countries where the local currency is particularly weak—most people appreciate the ability to receive their payment in stronger currencies.

Hiring and paying your team in 

Burkina Faso

Hire and pay with Panther

Pay everyone with a single click
Get great currency conversion rates
Pay $0 in platform fees
Run payroll in seconds
Let Panther automatically create & store invoices
Let Panther automatically write locally-compliant contracts
Let Panther automatically file local tax documents

Hire and pay without Panther

Pay all your contractors individually
Do all currency conversions yourself
Shoulder the burden of platform fees
Spend hours each month making payments
Manually track & store invoices
Manually write & sign contracts
Manually file relevant tax documents

Let Panther save you from hiring headaches.

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If you want to hire employees in 

Burkina Faso

If you’ve read up until this point, you’ll know that it’s easier, cheaper, and more flexible to hire contractors in Burkina Faso than employees. Still, there are valid reasons why you might want to hire employees instead. The content below is for you—we’ll cover employer taxes and obligations in Burkina Faso.

Taxes in 

Burkina Faso

Employer tax

Social security

Payroll tax

Individual tax

Leave

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Employees are entitled to a paid time off:

  • Upon completion of 1 year, every employee earns 22 days of paid annual leave
  • 2 days, 4 days, and 6 days get added once an employee completes 20, 25, and 30 years of service respectively.

Annual leave entitlement increases progressively after twenty years of service.

Public Holidays

There are 13 public holidays.

Sick Days

Employees in Burkina Faso are entitled to paid sick leave, the length of which depends on their years of service.

An employer cannot end the contract of an employee in case of absence from work due to illness for up to 1 year.

All employees are also entitled to receive a part of their income during their period of illness.

Maternity Leave

Female employee can avail 14 months of paid maternity leave.

They become eligible anytime after completing 3 months of service. In case of any complication during delivery, they can extend leave by 3 weeks.

Paternity Leave

Male employees at Burkina Faso are eligible to take up to 3 days of paid paternity leave.

Parental Leave

There are no statutory provisions for parental leave.

Other Leave

No Info.

Marriage Leave

No Info.

Bereavement Leave

No Info.

Termination

Termination Process

An employment contract may be terminated by either the employer or the employee for misconduct, for social or economic reasons or at the end of the contract term.

Initiating termination requires a written notice period of eight days for part-time definite contracts, one month for full-time regular employees, and three months for managers, supervisors, and technicians.

Notice Period

As per Burkina Faso labor laws, all affected employees should get a written notice. This written notice should also state the reason for termination. The term of notice depends on the category of worker.

3 month's notice is mandatory for all regular employees working as supervisors, technicians, executives, or similar roles. For all other regular employees, it has to be 1 month's notice.

Severance Pay

Employees are entitled to severance payments upon termination, unless in the case of gross misconduct.

Severance for termination of employment to employees who have worked for more than 1 year.

Probation Period

The probation period is 3 months.

Employee requirements in 

Burkina Faso

Working Hours

The standard working hours in Burkina Faso is 40 hours.

Overtime

In Burkina Faso, employees employed in transportation services may exceed the 8 hours limit of work per day if the work is scheduled in shifts.

Individual employment contracts or collective agreements typically define work hours and days, including provisions related to overtime. Special rules and limitations apply to young workers.

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