Ghana is a country in west Africa that is bordered by Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Togo, and the Atlantic Ocean. It is a multi-ethnic country with a diverse population, religions, and linguistics. Ghana has an emerging digital economy and is on the path to becoming a developed country.
The daily minimum wage in Ghana is GHS 365.31 per month, and the standard workweek is 40 hours at 8 hours per day. Work done past this is considered overtime and regulated by the contract or agreements. Overtime is generally paid at 150%.
Pregnant employees are entitled to 12 weeks of paid maternity leave paid at 100% of the salary by the employer. There is no statutory paternity leave.
There is no legal provision for sick leave in Ghana and it usually depends on the company’s policy.
Ghana has 12 national holidays, and employees who have worked at their companies for 1 year are entitled to 15 days of paid time off each year, accrued at 1.25 days per month. Employees can also qualify for adoption leave and adoption leave.
The termination process varies based on the employment contract and collective agreements. Either party can terminate the contract at any time with written notice, and if the termination is considered unfair, the employee can make a claim with the labor court.
The notice period for terminations depends on the length of employment:
There is no requirement for severance payments in Ghana, but employees must receive their standard wages during their notice period.
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