How to hire remote employees in

Republic of the Congo

Want to know how you can hire in Republic of the Congo, 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
Congolese Franc (CDF)
EMPLOYER TAXES
13%
PAYROLL FREQUENCY
Monthly
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
French

What to know before you hire in 

Republic of the Congo

Hiring in Republic of the Congo? That’s excellent. There are two options: You can hire your talent as employees, or you can hire them as contractors. Because of Republic of the Congo’s labor law structure, there are benefits and disadvantages to each approach.

If you want to successfully hire in 

Republic of the Congo

, you have two options:

Hire talent as contractors

Laws about hiring contractors are significantly more simple in 

Republic of the Congo

. 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 

Republic of the Congo

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

Why hire independent contractors in 

Republic of the Congo

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 

Republic of the Congo

.

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 

Republic of the Congo

 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 

Republic of the Congo

?

If you’re hiring contractors in 

Republic of the Congo

, 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 

Republic of the Congo

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 

Republic of the Congo

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

Taxes in 

Republic of the Congo

Employer tax

Occupational risks

Pension

Family benefits

Individual tax

Pension

Leave

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Every employee needs to receive guaranteed benefits as part of a Republic of the Congo benefits management plan.

Workers must receive, at minimum, 26 days of paid leave per year of service.

The first 10 days will be at full basic salary, reducing in ten-day increments thereafter.

Employee employee that is unable to resume work after 30 continuous working days, the contract will be suspended for temporary leave of absence.

Public Holidays

There are 9 public holidays.

Sick Days

Democratic Republic of the Congo includes sick leave for employees after 3 months of  continuous service, paid at 100% of their salary.

Maternity Leave

Pregnant employees receive 14 weeks’ leave (a maximum of 8 weeks to be taken after birth), provided they have been employed for 6 months. Otherwise they will be entitled to leave without pay.

Paternity Leave

Paternity leave includes 2 days of mandatory paid leave.

Parental Leave

No Info.

Other Leave

No Info.

Marriage Leave

No Info.

Bereavement Leave

No Info.

Termination

Termination Process

Employers can terminate contracts at the end of the term (if for a fixed period), by the employer or by the employee.

Termination of an employment contract must be in writing and state the reason for dismissal.

Employers must generally have a valid reason for terminating employment.

A valid reason exists if it is related to the workplace in some way and can include redundancy dismissals.

Notice Period

The notice period in Congo Republic is 14 days and may increases by seven days for each year of continuous service.

Individual and collective agreements can provide for longer notice periods.

Payment in lieu of notice is required for failing to provide the requisite notice.

Severance Pay

Congo republic pay for redundancy is around 6.5 weeks of salary for service up to five years and approximately 14 weeks of pay after 10 years of service or more.

Probation Period

Probation period is 1 to 6 months.

Employee requirements in 

Republic of the Congo

Working Hours

The working hours for most firms and government offices are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Employees are entitled to have a two-hour break taken at some point between noon and 3 p.m.

Overtime

Employees work beyond the standard workweek at 113% of the average wages.

The employees receive a minimum of 24 hours of leave during a period of seven consecutive days.

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