Expand your business in Senegal easily using Flexi-Personnel’s Employer of Record (EOR) services.
Our cost-effective solution offers efficient payroll management and compliance with local labor laws without needing a local office or branch. With our extensive experience, we quickly onboard employees in just a few days instead of the usual lengthy process.
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.
We are the ideal EOR solution for anyone looking to establish a business in Senegal’s current economic climate. Our services include:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The minimum wage in Senegal is 35,000 CFA for unskilled workers and 45,000 CFA for qualified workers.
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.
Employees in Senegal have a right to 24 days of paid holiday leave and five days of paid sick leave annually.
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.
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 has a total of 14 paid public holidays.
|New Year’s||1 January|
|Independence Day||4 April|
|Easter Monday||5 April|
|Labor Day||1 May|
|Whit Monday||24 May|
|Assumption Day||15 August|
|Magal De Touba||25 September|
|Prophet Mohammand’s Birthday||18 October|
|All Saints’ Day||1 November|
|Christmas Day||25 December|
Senegal upholds that both employers and employees should contribute to taxation and payrolls through 2 significant contributions:
Generally, the termination of an employment contract in Senegal depends on whether the contract was fixed or undetermined.
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 depend upon the employees’ duration working in your business and typically fall under three categories:
Generally, the notice period in Senegal depends on a worker’s period in your business. Nonetheless, two major categories of notices in Senegal are
Other typical forms of notices are shown in the table below:
|Employee Period of Operation||When Notice is Given|
|Less than one year||1-week notice period.|
|1 to 5 years||Two weeks notice period|
|6 to 10 years||1-month notice period.|
|More than ten years||Two months notice period|
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.
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.
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.
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.