Employer of Record in Congo
Skuad's Congo Employer of record (EOR) solution helps your business to expand into Congo without requiring you to set up an entity. Skuad’s automated platform enables you to expedite the onboarding of your remote team, handle their payrolls and compensation without worrying about legal compliances, taxation, etc. Talk to Skaud experts to learn more on how we can help streamline your expansion project in Congo.
Congo at a Glance
Population: 8.68 Crores (2019)
Currency: Central African CFA Franc (XAF)
Capital City: Brazzaville
Languages: English, French, Kituba, Lingala
GDP: USD 12.267 Billion (2019)
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Employment in Congo
A company trying to expand operations in the Republic of Congo should be aware of the local labor laws and employment contracts. Companies must follow employment compliance laws throughout the recruitment process. The hiring company should provide a written contract in the local language that defines all the benefits and compensation. An entity can choose to create separate staff for recruitment or outsource through a local entity. The following table enlists Congo employment laws related to working hours, paid time-offs, national holidays, etc. Connect with Skuad experts to know more about Congo’s employment laws.
Contractors Vs. Full-Time Employees
Full-time employees in the Republic of Congo have dedicated work hours and are entitled to various benefits like compensation, fixed income, additional benefits, etc. Contractors are hired temporarily to replace skilled employees or professionals. Contractors have flexibility in the schedule and work hours. They get wages based on the mutual agreement between them and the employers.
They are not entitled to any benefits from the company and pay their taxes. Contractors keep low expenses on their clients and many times use their resources.
Hiring in Congo
While hiring employees in Congo for your company, it is a good practice to have a written or an oral contract of employment in place mutually agreed upon by the two parties. The employment contract should be written in the local language, French. It must state the benefits, compensation, termination requirements of the employees. Salary and any other compensation amounts have to be mentioned in the Congolese Franc currency and not in other foreign currency. Positions vacant are advertised on various platforms like newspapers, online websites, job boards, etc. To know more about hiring in Congo, contact Skuad.
Probation & Termination
- In the Republic of Congo, Labor law states that a probation period can be included in the employment contract and should be evidenced in writing. The probation for an employee with specialized skills cannot exceed one-six months.
- If the probation period exceeds the duration, it will be automatically reduced to the maximum period allowed.
Termination Of Service
Employees with an open-end contract can be terminated only by the employer. A fixed-term contract is terminated on its due date automatically.
Notice For Termination of Employment
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Establishing a successful enterprise in a different country requires expert intervention as it is nearly impossible to know the varied compliance policies of the country. Employers of record, with their team of experts, can simplify your task of conducting business globally. Their extensive research on the country’s laws and HR policies helps in the process of business expansion at a faster pace. An effective employer of record service manages the entire life cycle of the employees. They handle complex HR-related matters and let you focus on your core task. Employer of record companies Congo facilitates hassle-free business expansion.
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Outsourcing Employment Through An Employer of Record
A company should consider all factors and decide if it wants to use its existing staff to hire or take help from a local entity familiar with the laws of the country and help speed up the hiring process. Outsourcing HR functions to Skuad can take a huge burden off your shoulder. To learn more, Contact Skuad today.
Types of Visas in Congo
There are three main types of visas available for the Republic of Congo based on the purpose of your trip. A foreigner who wishes to study, work or live in the Republic of Congo needs to apply for a residence permit. Following are the types of visas in the Republic of Congo:
The work permit for Congo falls under a special category of immigration permit. Based on the laws set by the Ministry of Labour and Social security, it allows the permit holder to work and live in the country.
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Payroll & taxes in Congo
The Republic of Congo is a diverse country with many ethnic groups of different languages and dialects. While trying to expand into the Republic of Congo, a challenge you might face is to set up a payroll that fulfills the country's employment compliance laws, taxation rules, etc., and avoid any delays and fines. If a subsidiary wants to set up a payroll, it needs to incorporate a subsidiary first. The process of incorporating is a bit lengthy and may take months to complete. Another way to incorporate a subsidiary and reduce the processing time is through outsourcing payroll. The process takes much less time and no stress of compliance.
- Internal: If a parent company, plans to set up a large subsidiary, then they can set up an internal payroll. Such companies can afford to hire additional HR staff compared to small or medium companies.
- Remote: A subsidiary with no enough resources to hire staff for internal payroll or outsource can use the payroll of the parent company to pay the employees. The laws for the employees in a subsidiary in the Republic of Congo will differ from that of the parent company employees.
- Republic of Congo payroll processing company: If subsidiaries are investing in the local economy, they might want to work with the Republic of Congo payroll processing company. If you do so, they might not handle the company's compliance.
- Republic of Congo payroll outsourcing: A better option to handle your subsidiary payrolls is outsourcing them.
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Taxes in Congo
Setting up a subsidiary in the Republic of Congo takes time while you consider factors for efficient office space and location in the country. Some cities and regions in the Republic of Congo have different subsidiary laws, and you need to find the right city and place to incorporate your subsidiary. The Republic of Congo has different types of subsidiary structures like a simple limited partnership, public limited company, a collective name company, limited liability company (LLC). The most preferred structure is the LLC which allows a company to do more work with fewer restrictions. The process of setting up a subsidiary as an LLC in the Republic of Congo is as follows:
- Draft the articles of association and notarize them with a public notary.
- Deposit capital legally required in a bank
- Tax registration with the authorities
- Register articles of association at the Clerk's office of the court with the commercial registrar.
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- In a legal journal publish the notice of your company formation.
- The start of the operation is to be notified to the Ministry of Labor.
- Registration with the regional directorate of Labor.
- Registration with the Social security of authorities.
The entire process of setting up a subsidiary is challenging and time-consuming. However, partnering with an Employer of Record like Skuad enables organizations to hire and build a team in Congo without setting up a subsidiary or an entity. To know more about Skuad, book a demo today.
Professional Employer Organization (PEO)
A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) manages all HR-related functions, such as compliance policies of the country, employee benefits, payroll management, taxes, and risk management. A PEO firm acts as a co-employer while an EOR firm acts as a legal employer.
Businesses willing to expand into another country must establish a legal presence in the country. Collaborating with a PEO firm will require the companies to set up a legal entity separately, however, when you partner with an EOR team you can legally start working and hiring employees in the country as it is already a legal employer.
A PEO can take over the responsibilities and liabilities of the company and handle all HR-related matters. An EOR company allows organizations to set up legal entities in different countries and mark their presence in the global market.
Skuad’s integrated platform acts as an EOR solution. Its unified employment platform manages all HR-related functions, right from recruitment to termination. You can build an efficient team of workers remotely while complying with the local laws. Skuad handles all the functions such as onboarding workers both full-time and contractors, managing their payroll and taxes, etc. Elevate your business prospects while saving your time and money with the advanced EOR solutions of Skuad. Connect with Skuad experts to know more about our offerings.
Looking for an efficient EOR solution can be challenging, and yet vital, for your company. Skuad’s Global HR employment platform can help with building a global team in Congo. Book a demo to learn more about Skuad’s EOR solutions in Congo.