How to hire remote employees in

Guinea Bissau

Found someone you’d like to hire in Guinea-Bissau? 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-Bissau. Shall we?

Country snapshot

CURRENCY
West African CFA franc (XOF)
EMPLOYER TAXES
14%
PAYROLL FREQUENCY
Monthly
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
Portuguese

What to know before you hire in 

Guinea Bissau

Laws about hiring are complicated enough. Try to research overseas laws (in Guinea-Bissau, for instance) and it gets unbearably confusing. So we’re here to help. Bottom line is, if you want to hire in Guinea-Bissau, 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 

Guinea Bissau

, you have two options:

Hire talent as contractors

Laws about hiring contractors are significantly more simple in 

Guinea Bissau

. 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 

Guinea Bissau

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

Why hire independent contractors in 

Guinea Bissau

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 

Guinea Bissau

.

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 

Guinea Bissau

 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 

Guinea Bissau

?

If you’re hiring contractors in 

Guinea Bissau

, 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 

Guinea Bissau

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 

Guinea Bissau

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

Taxes in 

Guinea Bissau

Employer tax

Gross Monthly Payroll

Sickness Benefits

Medical Benefits

Individual tax

Leave

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Fixed-term employment contracts with less than one year, the annual leave is paid at 2.5 days for each month of work.

Employees receive 30 days of paid annual leave per year, which cannot be accumulated, and the dates are decided by an agreement between parties.

Public Holidays

There are 10 public holidays.

Sick Days

In Guinea Bissau, the employee may receive five days of sick leave under the employment.

Maternity Leave

Female employees are entitled to receive 60 days of paid leave, which are paid by the employer unless the employee is covered by social security.

Paternity Leave

There is no statutory paternity leave.

Parental Leave

There is no statutory paternal leave.

Other Leave

No Info.

Marriage Leave

No Info.

Bereavement Leave

No Info.

Termination

Termination Process

Termination of the employment is possible with the following reasons:

  • By consent of both the parties
  • If there is enough reason for termination such as gross misconduct, constant absence, or inability to comply with the policy
  • When there is an economic reason
  • By the expiration of the date that has been mentioned on the contract as the end date

Notice Period

The notice period in Guinea Bissau depends on the job role of employees:

  • Operational staff members are entitled to two weeks’ notice.
  • If the employee is a supervisor or foreman, they should serve a notice period of one month.
  • In case the employee is a middle manager or a similar kind, then a three-month notice period is required.

Severance Pay

In Guinea Bissau, employees under an indefinite 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 probationary period in Guinea Bissau is 3 months.

Employee requirements in 

Guinea Bissau

Working Hours

The standard workweek is 45 hours, with eight hours a day over seven consecutive days.

Overtime

In Guinea Bissau, any overtime work in the evening should be paid at 25%, while weekend overtime work is paid at 50%.

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