How to hire remote employees in

Cameroon

Want to hire someone from Cameroon? A little less sure how you’re supposed to hire them, especially since your company’s HQ is located somewhere else? Then, welcome: You’re in the right place. In the next few minutes, you’ll learn how to hire remote talent in Cameroon, quickly, without wading into months and thousands of dollars of legal red tape.

Country snapshot

CURRENCY
Cfa Franc Beac
EMPLOYER TAXES
12.95% - 16.2%
PAYROLL FREQUENCY
Weekly/Monthly (unless commission based)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
French

What to know before you hire in 

Cameroon

Hiring abroad is 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 Cameroon (and the one we prefer).

If you want to successfully hire in 

Cameroon

, you have two options:

Hire talent as contractors

Laws about hiring contractors are significantly more simple in 

Cameroon

. 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 

Cameroon

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

Why hire independent contractors in 

Cameroon

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 

Cameroon

.

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 

Cameroon

 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 

Cameroon

?

If you’re hiring contractors in 

Cameroon

, 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 

Cameroon

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

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If you want to hire employees in 

Cameroon

If you’ve read up until this point, you’ll know that it’s easier, cheaper, and more flexible to hire contractors in Cameroon 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 Cameroon.

Taxes in 

Cameroon

Employer tax

Family allowances

Pension and Disability

Work-related accident and sickness


Individual tax

Leave

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Employees are therefore entitled to ten days of paid time off during family activities. For any child under the age of six, female employers are entitled to two days of paid leave.

Employees accrue 1.5 days of paid vacation leave for each month worked and after five years of service, employees receive a further two days a month.

Public Holidays

There are 11 public holidays.

Sick Days

Employees receive five days of paid sick leave each year and employers are responsible for medical treatment if the employee was injured during work.

Maternity Leave

The expectant mother's regular rate of pay is compensated after maternity leave by social security. Female workers are entitled to 14 weeks of maternity leave, beginning four weeks before the due date, covered by the CNPS.

Maternity leave starts four weeks prior to the due date of the baby's arrival. If the time of confinement occurs after the due date, the maternity leave will resume in full once the period of confinement starts.

Paternity Leave

Paternity leave will be taken from the 10 days of voluntary paid parental leave available to fathers.

Parental Leave

Other than the already mentioned terms for maternity and paternity leaves, there are no provisions in the Cameroon law regarding parental leave.

Other Leave

No Info.

Marriage Leave

No Info.

Bereavement Leave

No Info.

Termination

Termination Process

Fixed-term contracts are capped at 24 months and can be extended once and can only be terminated for gross misconduct and mutual consent.

Employers can dismiss employees when a fixed-term contract ends, when the specific work ends, for misconduct, for economic reasons or for just cause.

Notice Period

During the notice period, the employee is permitted to take one day off every week to look for work. The notice period is determined by the Minister of Labor.

Severance Pay

In Cameroon, employees qualify for severance pay after two years of service.

Probation Period

Probation period is 6 months.

Employee requirements in 

Cameroon

Working Hours

The standard working hours in Cameroon is 40 hours.

Overtime

In Cameroon ,overtime pay should not be less than 125% of the regular rate of pay. Employees are permitted to work up to 20 hours of overtime per week.

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