How to hire remote employees in


So you’ve found some great talent in Chad, 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 Chad, quickly, without wading into months and thousands of dollars of legal red tape.

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What to know before you hire in 


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 Chad (and the one we prefer).

If you want to successfully hire in 


, you have two options:

Hire talent as contractors

Laws about hiring contractors are significantly more simple in 


. 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 


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

Why hire independent contractors in 


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 



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 


 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.

Can be less risky than hiring employees

Hiring employees is a bigger commitment, and can open you up to increased liabilities and regulations. When you hire contractors overseas, your biggest risk is misclassification—but laws surrounding contractor classification are often significantly more straightforward.

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 



If you’re hiring contractors in 


, 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 


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 


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

Taxes in 


Employer tax

Social security

Individual tax


Paid Time Off (PTO)

Employees receive between 24 and 26 days of paid annual leave. Those with 10+ years of service are entitled to 26 days of paid leave.

Public Holidays

There are 11 public holidays.

Sick Days

Employees in Chad  are generally entitled to at least five paid sick days per year.

Maternity Leave

Female employees in a company receive fourteen (14) weeks of half-paid maternity leave.

This increases up to three weeks for a pregnancy-related illness. They are eligible for an hour of rest a day for breastfeeding for up to 15 months after the birth.

Female employees can extend their maternity leave if the childbirth is before the expected date.

Paternity Leave

Male employees receive two weeks of paid paternity leave.

Parental Leave

There are no statutory provisions for parental leave.

Other Leave

Emergency Family Leave - Employees are entitled to ten (10) days of leave in order to tend to any family emergencies.

Marriage Leave

No Info.

Bereavement Leave

No Info.


Termination Process

Fixed-term contracts cannot be renewed more than once and the duration cannot exceed twenty four (24) months.

Employees can be terminated when the work contract for a specific project is complete, for misconduct, the end of a fixed-term contract or by mutual consent.

Notice Period

The notice period is 8.67 weeks for those with at least five years of service.

Severance Pay

Severance pay is 5.42 weeks for those with more than five years of service.

Those with 10 years of service receive 11.9 weeks of severance pay.

Probation Period

The probation period is 3 months.

Employee requirements in 


Working Hours

The standard working hours in Chad is 39 hours per week


In  Chad, employees overtime is 94 hours annually. The conditions for working overtime will be determined by a decree enacted by the relevant Ministry applicable to the kind of work performed.

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