How to hire remote employees in


Found someone you’d like to hire in Guinea? First, you’ll need to understand how you can legally hire someone there—without signing yourself up for thousands of dollars in fees. On this page, we’ll teach you the fastest, easiest, most flexible way to hire talent in Guinea. Shall we?

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What to know before you hire in 


Laws about hiring are complicated enough. Try to research overseas laws (in Guinea, for instance) and it gets unbearably confusing. So we’re here to help. Bottom line is, if you want to hire in Guinea, you’ve got two options: You can hire your remote teammates as regular employees, or you can hire them as contractors. There are some serious differences you should know about, and we’ll cover them below.

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 Guinea 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 Guinea.

Taxes in 


Employer tax

Social Security

Individual tax


Paid Time Off (PTO)

Employees are generally eligible to accrue paid leave at a rate of 2 1/2 days per month worked.

The right to annual leave is acquired after one year of effective service.

Public Holidays

According to art. 156 of the Labour Code, the following days shall be paid holidays in the territory of the Republic of Guinea:

  • 2 October (Independence Day)
  • 3 April (National Holiday of the Second Republic)
  • 1 January (New Year
  • 1 May (International Labour day),
  • 25 May (Day of the Liberation of the African Continent
  • Ramadam, Tabaski (Abraham’s sacrifice)
  • Maouloud (Mahomed’s birth holiday)
  • Eastern Monday
  • 15 August (Assumption)
  • 25 December (Christmas)

Sick Days

Employees are generally entitled to up to 26 weeks of paid sick leave.

Maternity Leave

Female employees are entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave.

This increases to two weeks for multiple births.

This is fully paid and split evenly between the employer and social security.

Female employees who work 18 days or 120 working hours a month qualify for a prenatal allowance if they have a medical certificate within three months of the pregnancy.

Paternity Leave

There is no statutory paternity leave in Guinea.

Parental Leave

Female employees they receive nine months of unpaid parental leave.

Other Leave

No Info.

Marriage Leave

No Info.

Bereavement Leave

No Info.


Termination Process

When terminating a contract, employers must provide written notice.

A fixed-term contract can be terminated by mutual agreement or at the end of the contract.

For indefinite contracts, either party can terminate by providing notice unless there is misconduct, in which case the employer must provide a reason such as the employee’s health, performance or economic grounds.

Notice Period

The employer must wait 2 days after the interview before dismissing the employee.

Such dismissal must be made by hand-delivered letter within three days of the interview. Unless the employee is dismissed for serious misconduct, she or he is entitled to the following notice on dismissal:

  • operational staff: 2 weeks
  • supervisors and foremen: 1 month
  • middle managers and similar: 3 months

Severance Pay

Employees under an indefinite term contract who have completed at least 12 months of service are generally entitled to receive severance pay of at least 50 hours worth of wages for hourly workers and 25% of one month’s wage for monthly paid workers.

Probation Period

The probation period is of 90 days for those in managerial and executive level positions, and 30 days for other employees.

Employee requirements in 


Working Hours

The work week in Guinea is 48 hours.

Female employees and those younger than 18 years old cannot work between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. and they receive at least 12 hours of rest between a shift.

Female employees cannot work in mines or quarries.


Overtime work is capped at 100 hours a year and full-time employees cannot reject overtime.

Overtime can be extended beyond 100 hours a year with the labor inspector’s permission.

Most employees receive Sunday as a mandatory rest day.

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