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Ghana

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Employer of Record (EOR) in Ghana

What you'll learn

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

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.

Paid Leave and Statutory Leave

Parental Leave

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.

Sick Leave

There is no legal provision for sick leave in Ghana and it usually depends on the company’s policy.

Paid Leave

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.

Wage Requirements and Working Hours

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%.

Termination Process

Process

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.

Notice Period

The notice period for terminations depends on the length of employment:

  • 0-3 years = 14 days notice
  • 3+ years = 30 days notice

Severance Pay

There is no requirement for severance payments in Ghana, but employees must receive their standard wages during their notice period.

Additional Information

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OVERVIEW
Language(s):
English, Indigenous Languages
Currency:
Ghanaian Cedi (GHS)
Capital City:
Accra
Population:
32.4 Million
Cost of Living Rank:
116th
VAT (Valued Added Tax):
12.5%
Employer TaxES
13%
(estimated)

★  13% - Social Security & Pension

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You've sourced a full-time employee or contractor located in a country where your company is not incorporated.

2

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Pass us the details of your candidate and we will let you know exactly what it costs to employ your candidate in that country.

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How Remofirst employs in Ghana

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 Ghana 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 Ghana are paid on time in Ghanaian Cedi (GHS). 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 Ghana, 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.