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Cameroon

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Employer of Record (EOR) in Cameroon

What you'll learn

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

Cameroon is a country in west-central Africa bordered by Nigeria, Chad, the Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo. Since it’s right between West Africa and Central Africa, it is considered to be part of both and has a lot of geological, linguistic, and cultural diversity. While the official languages of Cameroon are French and English, the population speaks 250 native languages. The country has had a strong economic performance in the last decade, with their GDP growing at an average of 4% per year.

Paid Leave and Statutory Leave

Parental Leave

Pregnant employees in Cameroon are entitled to 14 weeks of maternity leave which normally starts 4 weeks before delivery and 10 after, and the leave benefits are paid by the National Social Insurance Fund. Fathers can take up to 10 days of paid leave for paternity leave.

Sick Leave

Employees are allowed 5 days of paid sick leave each year.

Paid Leave

Employees in Cameroon earn 1.5 days of paid leave for each month of work, which goes up to 3.5 days accrued each month once they complete 5 years of work at the same employer. Employees can also take 10 days of paid leave a year for important family events such as weddings or funerals.

Wage Requirements and Working Hours

The minimum wage in Cameroon is XAF 36,270 per month, and the work week is a standard 40 hours. Overtime is possible with a maximum of 20 hours per week and overtime pay.

Termination Process

Process

In Cameroon, an employer can terminate an employment contract for just cause if the reason is due to misconduct, mutual termination, or accidents/economic condition.

Notice Period

Contracts with indefinite terms can be terminated at will with 1 week of notice and one day off per week for the employee to seek new opportunities.

Severance Pay

Employees are generally entitled to severance pay if they have worked at a company for 2 years. The severance amount will vary and is managed by the Ministry of Labor.

Additional Information

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OVERVIEW
Language(s):
French, English
Currency:
Central African CFA Franc (FCFA, XFA)
Capital City:
Yaoundé
Population:
27.9 Million
Cost of Living Rank:
103rd
VAT (Valued Added Tax):
19.25%
Employer TaxES
13.7%
(estimated)

★  2.5% - Payroll Tax

★  4.2% - Old Age Pension

★  7% - Family Allowance

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How Remofirst employs in Cameroon

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 Cameroon 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 Cameroon are paid on time in Central African CFA Franc (FCFA, XFA). 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 Cameroon, 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.