Leveraging your business in West Africa’s largest economy is now more attainable than ever with the help of Flexi-Personnel employer of record solutions in the Ivory Coast.
We handle everything efficiently, quickly, and in compliance with local business laws and policies.
Ivory Coast is situated in West Africa at the borders of the Atlantic Ocean. The country’s population is 27.48 million, and its capital is Yamoussoukro. West African CFA Franc is the country’s currency, and French is the official language.
Ivory Coast has the most stable economy in the West African Monetary and Economic Union as a leading producer of cashew nuts, cocoa, and oil, plus extensive involvement in the manufacturing sector. Its real GDP reported as of 2021 is 70.04 billion USD, and an annual growth rate of 7.0%. In addition, Ivory Coast had 1.4 USD billion measured as a percentage of GDP sourced from Foreign Direct Investments.
At Flexi-Personnel, we provide your international employees with immigration support to settle down and start business operations in days, unlike usual, which takes weeks. Our expatriate support includes helping with permit applications, filling online applications, orientation, and induction, booking hotels, and other logistic coordination such as security, transport services, and provision of offices.
We provide a team of qualified professionals who are experts in their fields, saving your business the time and resources required to recruit and manage your own workforce.
We handle everything concerning payrolls, from setup, data input, drafting payroll reports, invoicing, paying salaries and statutory contributions, to submitting payment evidence to our clients.
Our Recruitment service simplify the process of finding and hiring the right talent for your organization. We handle the recruitment process, including job postings, candidate screening, interviews, reference checks, as well as the on-boarding process, ensuring compliance with local employment laws.
We provide a comprehensive pack of HR services aided by our cutting-edge technology.
At Flexi-Personnel, we complete all statutory filings on your behalf, meaning you won’t worry about missing any important deadlines or requirements. This ensures that your business stays compliant with all necessary regulations.
Employees’ standard working hours in the Ivory Coast are 8 in a day, 40 hours a week. In addition, an employee can work night hours from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am.
When it’s necessary to work overtime, employees work for 15 hours extra maximum, and the employment contract determines the overtime pay; however, it ranges between 15% and 100% of the employee’s daily salary.
Ivory Coast minimum wage is 60,000 CFA or 120 USD, but it varies depending on the profession. Salaries are paid on a weekly or monthly basis.
Employees in the Ivory Coast have rights to various paid leaves. They include:
The number of paid leave days a worker is given depends on the duration they have worked in a business.
Employees in the Ivory Coast are entitled to a five-day paid sick leave. However, it’s determined by the official medical certificate.
Women get a 14-week leave and men ten days, both of which are fully paid.
Employees may also be granted family leave in the Ivory Coast based on essential family commitments, as listed below.
Ivory Coast has 14 public holidays, as shown in the table below.
|New Year’s Day||1 January|
|Easter Monday||5 April|
|Labour Day||1 May|
|The revelation of the Qur’an||10 May|
|Ascension Day||13 May|
|Whit Monday||24 May|
|Independence Day||7 August|
|Assumption Day||15 August|
|Prophet’s Birthday||19 October|
|All Saints’ Day||1 November|
|National Peace Day||15 November|
|Christmas Day||25 December|
Ivory Coast subjects employees to a progressive tax system, meaning one should pay taxes based on income. The lowest tax is 2% of the employee’s income, and the highest is 36% of the employee’s monthly income.
The corporate tax applies at the rate of 25% on taxable profits.
Payroll tax in the Ivory Coast is 2.8%, calculated on gross salaries.
Before working, the employer must sign a working contract with the employees (fixed and predetermined) before working. These contracts contain probation terms specified in writing, which last between eight days and three months for a predetermined contract and two years for a fixed-term contract.
At times, the probation periods in the Ivory Coast aren’t specified, and in such cases, the following probations will apply:
Except in misconduct or gross negligence circumstances, an employer must pay severance when terminating an employee’s employment under the contract terms. This is based on the duration of work as follows:
In the Ivory Coast, notices are based on employment duration, as in the table.
|Duration of Employment||Notice Period|
|Below 6 months||8 days|
|6 months – 11 months||15 days|
|1 – 5||1 month|
|6 – 10 years||2 months|
|11 – 16 years||3 months|
|Over 16 years||4 months|
We have extensive experience and knowledge gathered over the years. We ensure that your business remains compliant with all regulations and local labor laws governing the industry in the Ivory Coast, thus avoiding any penalties arising from mistakes and incomprehension of these policies.
Our EOR solution provides a large pool of qualified and pre-screened candidates in the Ivory Coast to ensure that your business goals remain intact.
We have an established network of an experienced team in the Ivory Coast, which allows us to onboard employees efficiently and quickly while tapping the local market.
Our team has extensive knowledge of the local market, culture, and employment laws in the Ivory Coast, making us the ideal partner for companies looking to expand into the country.
By partnering with us, rest assured to mitigate all risks associated with employee termination, compliance issues, and labor disputes, among other risks that may result from time to time when operating a business in a foreign country.