How to hire remote employees in

Niger

Niger is home to some great remote talent. Want to know how you can hire that talent, legally, without wading into months of paperwork and thousands of dollars in fees? In the next few minutes, we’ll teach you.

Country snapshot

CURRENCY
West African CFA Franc
EMPLOYER TAXES
15.24%
PAYROLL FREQUENCY
Monthly
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
French

What to know before you hire in 

Niger

Found somebody in Niger you want to hire? Below, we’ll teach you how to bring that person onto your team—even if your company isn’t based in Niger.

If you want to successfully hire in 

Niger

, you have two options:

Hire talent as contractors

Laws about hiring contractors are significantly more simple in 

Niger

. 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 

Niger

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

Why hire independent contractors in 

Niger

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 

Niger

.

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 

Niger

 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 

Niger

?

If you’re hiring contractors in 

Niger

, 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 

Niger

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 

Niger

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

Taxes in 

Niger

Employer tax

Family Allowance

Worker’s Pension

Work Injury Insurance

Individual tax

Leave

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Employees receive 22 days of paid vacation leave each year.

Public Holidays

There are 12 public holidays.

Sick Days

Employees receive five days of fully paid sick leave per year.

Maternity Leave

Female employees is compulsory  to take six of these weeks before birth and the remaining eight weeks after birth.

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

Paternity Leave

Male employees receive a one day of paid paternity leave.

Parental Leave

No Info.

Other Leave

No Info.

Marriage Leave

No Info.

Bereavement Leave

No Info.

Termination

Termination Process

An employment contract can terminate at the end of the contract period (if for a fixed period) or be terminated by either party. Employers generally must have a valid reason for terminating an employee.

The termination must be in writing and the employee is entitled to notice.

Notice Period

The employer must have a valid reason for terminating the employee. Written notice of termination of an employee’s services is required.

Severance Pay

An employee is dismissed for misconduct, they are entitled to severance pay if they have worked continuously for at least one year.

Probation Period

The probation period in Niger is 3 months.

Employee requirements in 

Niger

Working Hours

The standard workweek in Niger is 40 hours.

Overtime

Overtime in Niger, according to National Minimum Wage Act, if the worker has to work more than the fixed normal working hours, it is considered as an overtime

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