How to hire remote employees in


If you’ve found someone in Togo that you’d like to hire remotely, you’re in the right place. In the next 5 minutes, we’ll teach you how you can legally hire remote talent in Togo—without dealing with huge fees and lengthy legal red tape.

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What to know before you hire in 


Laws about hiring are complicated. If your company hasn’t already established a physical presence in Togo, you have two real options when it comes to hiring. We’ll detail both below—and tell you which one most companies 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 Togo 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 Togo.

Taxes in 


Employer tax

Social security

Statutory contributions

Individual tax


Paid Time Off (PTO)

Togo has 14 public holidays, and you should give employees those days off.

According to the country's Labor Code, all workers should receive 30 days of paid leave at the end of a year of work.

Public Holidays

Paid public holidays  in Togo are as follows:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter Monday
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Ascension Day
  • Whit Monday
  • Martyr’s Day
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Feast of Assumption
  • All Saint’s Day
  • Christmas Day

All employees in Togo are entitled to a paid day off on the public holidays observed in Togo.

Sick Days

Employees receive six months of sick leave. Individual employment contracts and collective agreements may provide for more favorable sick leave benefits.

Maternity Leave

Pregnant employee should receive 14 weeks of maternity leave and another six weeks of post-natal leave. If there’s a complication or illness from the pregnancy or childbirth, or multiple pregnancies, your employee should get another three weeks of paid leave.

Paternity Leave

The Labor Code doesn’t require any paternity leave, but the Interprofessional Collective Agreement gives employees two days of paternity leave.

Parental Leave

Private sector employees are not entitled to receive parental leave.

Other Leave

No Info.

Marriage Leave

No Info.

Bereavement Leave

No Info.


Termination Process

The employment contract of indefinite duration may be terminated by the will of one of the parties, provided that the party initiating the termination gives notice.

The reasons for termination of employment must be indicated by the terminating party.

When an employee is serving the notice period, he/she is entitled as well as obligated to work as per the agreed-upon conditions. However, they can take one vacation day per week.

The Labor Code requires notice of termination or payment in lieu of notice before terminating the services of an employee (or even when an employee terminates the employment contract).

Notice Period

The notice period in Togo is:

  • one month for workers, employees and the like;
  • three months for supervisors, managers and others; and
  • five days for paid workers per hour.

Severance Pay

Severance is between 35% and 45% of the employee's monthly salary.

Probation Period

The standard probation period in Togo can be up to 6 months.

Employee requirements in 


Working Hours

The standard workweek is 40 hours over six days a week, except for agricultural workers. The maximum hours of work each day is eight hours.


Overtime can be performed in exceptional circumstances and must be authorized.

Individual employment contacts or collective agreements generally determine the rate and terms of overtime performed during the day or night, public holidays, and days of rest.

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