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Employer of Record (EOR) in Angola

What you'll learn

  • Country Introduction
  • Tax Breakdown for Employers
  • Statutory Leave Laws
  • Minimum Wage and Working Hours
  • Termination Process
  • Additional Information
Angola Introduction

Located on the western coast of Africa, Angola is the 7th largest African country. Thanks to its vast mineral and oil reserves, Angola's economy is developing rapidly. As the largest economic sector in Angola is oil, there are many jobs for engineers, geologists, IT technicians, and environmental scientists.

Paid Leave and Statutory Leave

Parental Leave

Pregnant employees who have contributed to social security for a minimum of 6 months before their pregnancy will receive at least 12 weeks of paid maternity leave. The leave commences 4 weeks before the baby is due, and if the birth takes place after the expected due date, the period of leave is extended to last at least 9 weeks after the child’s birth. After this leave ends, the employer can provide the mother with an additional 4 weeks of unpaid leave.

For other parents, Angola provides 1 day of paid leave at the time of the birth of a child. Employees are also entitled to 3 days of leave per month (up to 12 working days per year) to provide urgent care to members of their household.

Sick Leave

Employees can take sick leave and receive their full salary for the first 2 months if working for a medium or large company. From the 3rd month to the 12th month of sick leave, the employer must pay 50% of the salary until the social protection entity kicks in.  If working for a small company the employee can receive 50% of their salary for 90 days of sick leave.

Paid Leave

There are 13 public holidays in Angola. In the first year of employment at a company, paid leave is accrued at two days for each month of work, with a minimum of 6 days of paid vacation required to be taken in that year. After the first year of employment, workers are entitled to 22 days of fully paid leave each year. Female employees with children under the age of 14 are also entitled to one additional day of leave per child each year.

An employee may also take paid leave for military duties up to 2 days per month, with a maximum of 15 days each year. Additionally, an employee may take unpaid leave for 60 days for the purpose of education or training, and must give their employer 30 days notice.

Wage Requirements and Working Hours

The monthly minimum wage varies based on the industry: Agriculture is 21,454 AOA; Transport, services, & manufacturing is 26,817 AOA; and extractive industry and trade is 32,181 AOA.

The working week is Monday-Friday and the standard maximum working day is 8 hours or up to 44 hours per week. Working hours can often be increased to 9 hours per day if the work requires the employee’s presence.

All employers need to keep complete overtime records, as the maximum number of overtime hours allowed is 2 hours per day, 40 hours per month, or 200 hours per year. If an employee works during a mandated rest day, they need to be paid at 110% of the regular pay and those hours are counted as overtime.

In general, overtime payments are calculated per the size of the company and number of overtime hours performed:

  • Large companies: 150% of the pay if under 30 hrs per month, and 175% after 30 hours.
  • Medium companies: 130% of the pay if under 30 hrs per month, and 145% after 30 hours.
  • Small companies: 120% of the regular pay for any overtime
  • Micro companies: 110% of the regular pay for any overtime

Termination Process

Process

When an employment contract has been terminated, the employee must be paid for their unused leave within 3 days following the termination of their employment. In the event of a group layoff of more than 5 workers, the employer must notify the provincial offices of the Ministry of Labor to explain the reason for their layoffs.

If less than 5 people are dismissed, the employer must still present their reasoning in writing to the employee’s representative body. They then have 7 days to respond, and their response is passed to the Ministry of Labor who has ten days to stop the layoff from happening. If there is no response, then the layoff is approved.

Notice Period

For general employees, the notice period for termination is 30 days. For senior-level employees and technicians, the notice period is 60 days.

Severance Pay

If the employment contract ends due to redundancy, severance pay is calculated at one month’s salary for the first 5 years of employment at the company, and then half the monthly salary for each year after that.

Additional Information

In Angola, a 13th and 14th salary are mandatory — the 13th salary is for a vacation bonus (paid before an employee goes on vacation) and 14th salary payment is a Christmas bonus.

OVERVIEW
Language(s):
Portuguese
Currency:
Angolan Kwanza (AOA)
Capital City:
Luanda
Population:
35.2 Million
Cost of Living Rank:
N/A
VAT (Valued Added Tax):
14%
Employer TaxES
8%
(estimated)

★  8% - Social Security

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How employees in Angola get paid
Your employee's hours, time off, holidays, bonuses, and commissions are automatically calculated into payroll. Remofirst will invoice you in either US Dollars (USD), Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), Canadian Dollars (CAD), or Singapore Dollars (SGD) around the 15th of each month to make sure your employees in Angola are paid on time in Angolan Kwanza (AOA). To make it even easier, you can summarize your entire global team's salaries to aggregate them into one payment (instead of many individual payments).
Full-time Employees vs Global Contractors

Unlike full-time employees, contractors work on projects with multiple companies at a given time and are technically self-employed. Full-time employees are solely focused on their employer and usually receive benefits (such as health insurance, equity or stock options, and time off) as an additional form of compensation. While it can be cheaper to work with international contractors instead of paying benefits to a full-time employee, you run the risk of misclassification. It's recommended to work with an EOR for contractor onboarding and payments, so you can know that your international contractors are paid compliantly and on time.

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Whenever the employee or employer has a question about benefits, Visas, or anything else related to international employment in Angola, they can use our platform's chat function to get answers from our team of experts. Every client of Remofirst also receives a dedicated account manager that will serve as a point of contact for global HR support.