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Burundi

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Employer of Record (EOR) in Burundi

What you'll learn

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

Burundi is a landlocked country in Africa bordered by Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Burundi is a primarily rural society, with about 13% of the population living in urban areas as of 2019. Their economy is mostly agricultural and employs about 90% of the population.

Paid Leave and Statutory Leave

Parental Leave

Employees in Burundi receive 12 weeks of maternity leave paid at 50% of the salary, and 4 days of paternity leave.

Sick Leave

Employees can take a maximum of 3 months of sick leave each year which is paid at 67% of the regular wage.

Paid Leave

There are 13 public holidays in Burundi, and employees can receive 20 days of paid time off each year.

Wage Requirements and Working Hours

Standard working hours in Burundi is 45 hours per week, with overtime capped at 150 hours per year. Burundi does not have a minimum wage.

Termination Process

Process

Employers can terminate an employment contract with just cause — misconduct, negligence, fraud, or other reasons.

Notice Period

The notice period for termination is between 1-3 months depending on how long the employee has been at the company.

  • 0-3 years = 1 month notice
  • 3-5 years = 1.5 month notice
  • 5-10 years = 2 month notice
  • 10+ years = 3 month notice

Severance Pay

Employees can be entitled to severance pay based on how long the employee has been at the company.

  • 3-5 years = 1 month wages
  • 5-10 years = 2 months wages
  • 10+ years = 3 months wages

Additional Information

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OVERVIEW
Language(s):
Kirundi and French
Currency:
Burundian Franc (BIF)
Capital City:
Gitega
Population:
12.6 Million
Cost of Living Rank:
N/A
VAT (Valued Added Tax):
18%
Employer TaxES
6%
(estimated)

★  6% - Social Security

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How Remofirst employs in Burundi

It can be prohibitively expensive to establish an entity in every country you want to hire talent in, so Remofirst will hire and pay your employee on your behalf while you manage their daily duties. Remofirst will handle formal HR procedures and employment contracts that adhere to local laws, so that you can simply approve invoices via our platform. When you work with an Employer of Record (EOR) you can compliantly hire the best employees around the world.

How employees in Burundi 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 Burundi are paid on time in Burundian Franc (BIF). 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.

Dependable support for employees
Whenever the employee or employer has a question about benefits, Visas, or anything else related to international employment in Burundi, 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.