Hiring Employees in Cote D'Ivoire
French is the official language. Two major languages are used too : Malinke (North) + Akan (South and Center)
XOF / FCFA
Average hours & Overtime
Regular hours and overtime pay rates are set in the employment contracts or collective bargaining agreements. A full time job is 40 hours per week (5 days) excluding 1 hour lunch break.
Wages and salaries
There is a mandated minimum wage of 60.000 XOF gross per month (= 109.19 USD / month)
Observed National Holidays and vacation
New Year’s Day
The day after the night of fate
The day after the birth of the Prophet Muhammad
Celebration of Toussaint
After 12 months in service, employees are entitled to one full month of holidays.
Employees have the right to take 10 paid off for exceptional reasons agreed by the employer
Paternity leave is 2 days
Expats, Visas, & Work Permits
Employers are responsible for obtaining work & residence permits for their expatriate employees. Foreign investors must be granted expatriate quota approval to employ expatriates.
Notice period depends on the contractual agreement but ranges from 1 week to 6 month.
CNPS Retirement (7,7%)
CNPS Work accident (5%)
CNPS Family allowance (5,75%)
Public health insurance
Tax on Salary (1,2%)
FDFP TA (0,4%)
FDFP FPC (1,2%)
Paid holidays provision (8,33%)
Precarity allowance (3%)
13th month (75% of categorical salary)
Provision of health insurance for employees is a common practice, but it is not mandatory. Most of the time employers offers a 80% coverage health insurance
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