Benin
BENIN

Employer of Record

EMPLOYER OF RECORD

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12.7 MILLION

total population in 2022

17 BILLION USD

expected GDP in 2022

Known as one of the top cotton exporters in the world, Benin is actively working to boost value-added activities in other sectors. It plans to uplift its economy with large-scale projects in transportation, energy, and other infrastructures. It builds special economic zones to attract international investments and improve its export capacity. This democratic nation is the 10th youngest population in the world. Around 65% of its people are under 25 years old.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: 13

  • New Year’s Day – Jan 1
  • Traditional Day – Jan 10
  • Easter Monday -varies
  • Labor Day  – May 1
  • Ascension Day – varies
  • Korite – varies
  • Whit Monday – varies
  • Tabaski – varies
  • Independence Day – Aug 1
  • Assumption Day – Aug 15
  • Prophet’s Birthday – varies
  • All Saints’ Day – Nov 1
  • Christmas Day – Dec 25

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AND TAXATION

Social Security and Pension

  • Social Security:15.4%
    Pension:6.4%
    Family Allowance: 9%
    Industrial Injury Assistance: 1%-4%Total Employer Contribution: 31.8% – 34.8%

    Income Tax Rates: up to 30%

MINIMUM WAGE

40,000 CFA francs

WORK HOURS

8 hours per day

OVERTIME RATE

112% (up to 48 hours per month) 135% (49 hours and up) of the normal rate

PROBATIONARY PERIOD

3 months

ANNUAL LEAVE CREDITS

24 days

MATERNITY LEAVE

14 weeks (paid)

PATERNITY LEAVE

3 days (paid)

SICK LEAVE

1 month (paid)

BONUSES

13th-month pay is a common practice in Benin.

*Info is not binding, may vary, and is provided only as an indication.

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