Hire in Ghana

Ghana PEO &

Employer of Record

Hire & manage teams remotely in Ghana without a local entity. We handle HR compliance, payroll & taxes so you can focus on your business.

Business Language

English

Salary Currency

Ghanaian Cedi (GHS)

Capital city

Accra

Time zone

UTC +0

EOR in Ghana

Hire Employees in Ghana

NNRoad provides professional employment organization (PEO) & employer of record (EOR) services in Ghana to ensure that your business complies with local labor laws and regulations. We process monthly payroll and act as the Employer of Record, taking on all local employer liabilities.

Fast Hiring

Start working with your remote employees in a week.

Foreigner Visas

NNRoad assists with overseas foreign hires visa needs.

Platform

Access your payroll reports on our portal.

Employer of Record in Ghana

Employer of Record (EOR) services are for companies who do not have a legal entity in Ghana, but who want to hire localy. Employment and full liability are outsourced to NNRoad.

1. Candidate Selection

Select the candidates you want to hire in Ghana.

2. Employee Onboarding

We sign a local labor contract with your employees based in Ghana.

3. Compliance & Payroll

We manage monthly payroll, mandatory benefits & all HR compliance in Ghana.

EOR service includes:

Hiring and termination of employees/local labor contracts (contract administration – engagement, extension termination and conversion to permanent hire).

All mandatory employer (and employee) contributions filed and paid for your EOR employees.

Payroll recording, reporting and administration.

Distribution of salaries to employees through direct deposit into their bank accounts.

Calculation, reporting, filing and processing of EOR employee’s individual income tax due.

Collecting and processing your employee’s invoices for business related expenses.

Guiding and organizing your expat employee’s work visa application too guarantee their successful onboarding.

Standalone Payroll & PEO in Ghana

Professional Employment Organization (PEO) services are for companies who have a legal entity in Ghana, and want to outsource their payroll. Employment liabilities are shared between your organization and NNRoad.

Employee Income Taxes:

Individual income tax rates in Ghana are based on progressive tax brackets.

In Ghana, the income tax system is administrative, meaning that the employer is responsible for declaring and deducting the income tax from employees’ salaries before payment. This system, known as Pay As You Earn (PAYE), simplifies tax compliance for employees.

Tax Brackets:

Sample Calculation

Employer Contribution

Employers in Ghana are required to contribute 13% of an employee’s salary to the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT). This contribution covers pensions and other benefits.

Employee Contribution

Employees in Ghana are required to contribute 5.5% of their salaries to SSNIT. These contributions go towards funding their eventual pensions.

Social Security

The Social Security system in Ghana involves contributions from both employers (13%) and employees (5.5%) to provide pensions and other benefits through SSNIT.

Pension Fund

Employers contribute 13% and employees 5.5% of the salaries to the SSNIT Pension Fund, which is critical for retirement benefits.

Healthcare Insurance

While employers are not mandated by law to provide healthcare insurance, it is commonly provided as part of employment benefits to attract and maintain skilled employees.

Working Hours Per Week

The standard working hours in Ghana are 40 hours per week, typically from Monday to Friday. This sets a standard workday from 8 AM to 5 PM with an hour break.

Overtime

Overtime payment in Ghana is typically 150% of the normal hourly rate during weekdays and 200% on weekends and public holidays.

In Ghana, legal grounds for termination include misconduct, redundancy, and performance issues. Ghana Labour Law

Severance

Severance payment in Ghana is negotiated under the terms of redundancy and is typically two weeks’ pay for each year of service.

Notice Period

The notice period in Ghana varies by length of service: it can be one week for up to three years of service, two weeks for three to five years of service, and one month for over five years of service. The same periods apply for employees intending to resign.

Employment Contract

Labor contracts in Ghana must clearly state terms such as job description, salary, benefits, working hours, and termination conditions.

Probation Period

The maximum legal probation period in Ghana is six months, allowing both employer and employee to assess suitability for the job.

Annual Leave

Employees are entitled to at least 15 working days of paid annual leave after one year of continuous service.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to a minimum of 15 days of paid sick leave per year.

Maternity Leave

Maternity leave in Ghana is 12 weeks of paid leave, provided to female employees.

Paternity Leave

Paternity leave in Ghana is 5 working days of paid leave.

Public Holidays

1 January – New Year’s Day
6 March – Independence Day
1 May – Labour Day
25 December – Christmas Day

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