Employer of Record & Payroll Services in Senegal

Expand your business in Senegal easily using Flexi-Personnel’s Employer of Record (EOR) services.

Our cost-effective solution offers efficient payroll management , recruitment and compliance with local labor laws without needing a local office or branch.

Senegal Profile

Senegal is a country in the western region of Africa with a population of 17.9 million, and its capital is Dakar. Senegal’s official language is French; Wolof is the most commonly spoken language. The country’s official currency is the West African CFA Franc; as of 2023, $1 equals 595.01 CFA.

Senegal has been faring economically due to its political stability and diverse economic activities such as gas and oil mining, agriculture, fishing, tourism, and construction. In addition, the country sources more revenue from Foreign Direct Investments, which approximates 7.5%, calculated as a percentage of GDP. Typically, the country is a prime location for setting up any kind of business and has the assurance of its success.

Flexi-Personnel EOR Services and Payroll in Senegal

We are the ideal EOR solution for anyone looking to establish a business in Senegal’s current economic climate. Our services include:

Payroll outsourcing and tax administration

Flexi-Personnel is acutely responsible for calculating salaries, processing payments, and generating payslips for your employees, so you don’t have to worry about the state policies governing payrolls in Senegal. In addition, we handle all your tax-related queries, including the timely filing of returns, to ensure your compliance with the Senegal tax policies

Local labor law Compliance

Often, it’s challenging to liaise with Senegal’s legal labor requirements, such as the working hours, nature of contracts, and minimum wage requirements, especially if you come from another country. However, with our deep knowledge gathered over the years, rest assured you’ll remain on top of things always regarding the Senegal Labor Act.

Expatriate services

Residing in a foreign country for business reasons can be challenging due to unfamiliar culture and legal systems that can impact your business. Flexi-Personnel supports your employees in Senegal with logistics such as housing and transportation, ensuring a smooth transition into Senegal and minimizing any adverse effects on your business

Processing permits and work visas

At Flexi-Personnel, we take care of all the administrative tasks and paperwork associated with obtaining work permits and visas in Senegal to ensure that your employees can legally work in Senegal

Recruitment

At Flexi-Personnel, we also help Senegal businesses onboard the right skills. However, before onboarding them, we orient and train them on the work dynamics and what is expected of them to align with your business goals. Additionally, we manage all aspects of contract management and ensure the employees receive maximum support

Senegal Work Dynamics

Working hours

Senegal has a standard of 40 working hours per week. However, employees who work beyond this threshold are entitled to overtime pay, usually 10% of their income for the first 8 hours of overtime work in a week and 35% if they work beyond 48 hours.

Minimum Wage in Senegal

The minimum wage in Senegal is 35,000 CFA for unskilled workers and 45,000 CFA for qualified workers.

Probation Period

The probation period in Senegal is typically renewable once for employees paid monthly, within eight days, one or three months, depending on the employees’ work group.

Leaves in Senegal

Fixed-term Employment Contract
Paid Sick Off and Sick Leave Days

Employees in Senegal have a right to 24 days of paid holiday leave and five days of paid sick leave annually.

Maternity Leaves

Senegal female employees are entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave, including eight weeks of maternal postnatal leave. In the case of illness related to maternity, the holiday is extended by three weeks. Besides, infant mothers have a paid one-hour break to breastfeed their children.

Work Permits in Senegal

Senegal issues a permit to employees once in 24 months, after which it’s renewable. Consequently, foreign nationals who wish to stay more than 90 days must acquire a residence permit valid for six months, for which a receipt is being processed.

Senegal Public Holidays

Senegal has a total of 14 paid public holidays.

New Year’s 1 January
Independence Day4 April
Easter Monday5 April
Labor Day1 May
Ascension Day13May
Eid-al-Fitr13 May
Whit Monday24 May
Tabaski20 July
Assumption Day15 August
Ashura18 August
Magal De Touba25 September
Prophet Mohammand’s Birthday18 October
All Saints’ Day1 November
Christmas Day25 December

Taxation in Senegal

Senegal upholds that both employers and employees should contribute to taxation and payrolls through 2 significant contributions:

  • Social security: Employers contribute up to 20% of their employees’ income, while employees 5% to social security systems. The contributions are intended to cater to disability, old age, and unemployment, among other employee benefits.
  • Income tax: Employees are subjected to a progressive tax system ranging between 0% – 35% of their income, usually deducted by employers before making payments.

Terms of Contract Termination in Senegal

Generally, the termination of an employment contract in Senegal depends on whether the contract was fixed or undetermined.

Fixed-Term Contract

Typically, fixed-term contracts go for a maximum of 2 years in Senegal, following which the employee will work on an unspecified contract on a long-term basis. The policing of fixed-term contracts involves highlighting the termination requirements, benefits, and expected income in CFA.

The contract entitles the employees to a termination settlement or indemnité de fin de contract, even after the contract has ended. This settlement equals the employee’s gross income earned multiplied by 7%.

Undetermined Contracts

Undetermined contracts depend upon the employees’ duration working in your business and typically fall under three categories:

  • A first five years contract entitles the employee to a compensation of 25% of their monthly wages
  • A 5 to 10 years contract which allows the employee a bonus of 30% of their monthly wages
  • More than ten years contract, which entitles the employee to a compensation of 40% of their monthly wages
Notices for Contract Termination in Senegal

Generally, the notice period in Senegal depends on a worker’s period in your business. Nonetheless, two major categories of notices in Senegal are

  • Notices to executive and comparable employees, which is a 3-month prior notice
  • A notice to non-executive employees, which is a 1-month prior notice

Other typical forms of notices are shown in the table below:

Employee Period of OperationWhen Notice is Given
Less than one year1-week notice period.
1 to 5 yearsTwo weeks notice period
6 to 10 years1-month notice period.
More than ten yearsTwo months notice period

Why Hire Flexi-Personnel as your EOR Partner in Senegal?

Faster expansion in the Senegal market

With our extensive market experience, we’ll help you tap into new and global markets. In addition, we’ll add workers experienced in the local market into your business so you’re free of the common pitfalls many companies face when reaching new markets

Saving money and resources on hiring

Hiring employees in Senegal can be time-consuming, sometimes taking even months. Furthermore, establishing a local legal entity for recruitment can be expensive. However, we’ll streamline the process with a Flexi-Personnel Employer of Record (EOR) solution and reduce costs. Besides, you’ll have the new hires onboarded and started on work within a week of the job posting.

Mitigating the risk of non-compliance

Employing workers in Senegal can be challenging as you must adhere to labor laws, payroll regulations, and tax codes. Unfortunately, even a single mistake could result in significant fines and other legal penalties. However, using our Employer of Record (EOR) service will alleviate the burden of compliance to us, thus reducing your business exposure to liability

Reducing processing and back office time

We ultimately want you to focus on other goals and leave all the administrative tasks to us, from employing workers, processing payrolls, and HR administration to tax compliance practices

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