Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Burkina Faso

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in Burkina Faso. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.

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Capital City
West African CFA Franc
Native Language
Payroll Frequency
Weekly, Bi-Monthly, Monthly
Employee Protections
Employment Costs
Cost of Living
20.9 Million

What You Need to Know About Employing in Burkina Faso

Don’t risk non-compliance with local employment, social insurance, and tax regulations.

How it works
Payroll & Taxes
Employer Costs
Working Hours
Holidays & Vacation
Types of Leave
Health & Benefits
Termination Laws
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How Do Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions Work?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Burkina Faso. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Burkina Faso typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services help hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Burkina Faso in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process. 

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Burkina Faso.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Burkina Faso.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in Burkina Faso.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.
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Payroll & Taxes in Burkina Faso

Employee Income Taxes:

Employees in Burkina Faso are taxed at a progressive rate based on their income, as follows:

  • 0 – 30, 000  CFA: 0% 
  • 30, 001 – 50, 000 CFA: 12.1% 
  • 50, 001 – 80, 000  CFA: 13.9% 
  • 80, 001 – 120, 000 CFA: 15.7% 
  • 120, 001 – 170, 000 CFA: 18.4% 
  • 170, 001 – 250, 000  CFA: 21.7% 
  • Over 250, 000  CFA: 25%

Payroll Cycle:

The typical payroll cycle in Burkina Faso is twelve months. Employees are typically paid on a monthly basis.

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Employer Costs in Burkina Faso

Employer Contributions:

  • Social security: 16% of an employee's salary.
  • Payroll tax: 3% of an employee’s salary

Employee Contributions:

  • Social security: 5% of an employee's salary
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Working Hours in Burkina Faso

Typical Working Hours per Week:

The typical working week in Burkina Faso consists of 40 hours.

It’s important to note that typical working hours can vary by industry in some countries. Contact our team for the most up-to-date information!

Overtime Laws:

Overtime laws in Burkina Faso are complex and can depend on the specific circumstances and the employee. We’re happy to discuss this in more detail for a specific context.

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Public Holidays & Vacation Time in Burkina Faso

Standard Public Holidays in Burkina Faso

There are 13 public holidays in Burkina Faso:

  • New Year’s Day
  • International Women’s Day
  • Easter Monday
  • International Labor Day
  • Ascension Day
  • Aid-Al Fitr
  • Independence Day
  • Assumption Day
  • Aid-El Kebir
  • Columbus Day
  • Commemoration of Independence
  • Mouloud
  • Christmas Day

Vacation Time in Burkina Faso

Employees in Burkina Faso are entitled to 22 working days of annual leave after one year of employment. Annual leave entitlement increases progressively after 20 years of service.

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Types of Leave in Burkina Faso

Sick Leave:

Employees in Burkina Faso are entitled to paid sick leave, the length of which depends on their years of service. 

Maternity Leave:

Female employees are generally entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave.

Paternity Leave:

Male employees in Burkina Faso are entitled to three days’ paid paternity leave and six months unpaid paternity leave.

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Health Insurance & Supplementary Benefits in Burkina Faso

We believe that remote employees should be able to access their local benefits, as well as high-standard international benefits, wherever they are. Details about international or country specific benefit packages can be provided on request. Please contact us for further details.

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Termination & Severance in Burkina Faso


Employees are entitled to severance payments upon termination, unless in the case of gross misconduct.

Notice of Termination:

Notice of termination must be given in writing to employees. In the case of full-time regular employees, at least one month’s notice must be given, and in the case of managers, supervisors, and technicians at least three months’ notice must be given. 

Unprotected and Protected Termination:

Burkina Faso law protects employees from illegal termination of employment, and as there are a range of reasons an employee can be terminated, it’s important for those looking to employ in Burkina Faso to reach out to us directly with questions.

Protected Classes of Employees:

Laws around employees who have specific termination protections, or classes of employees who have protected characteristics relevant to discrimination, are highly complex and there can be a number of situation-specific variables. If you have questions in this area, please reach out to us directly to discuss.

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Grow Your Global Team. 

Employ the Best Talent, Anywhere in the World

The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that labour laws and regulations in Burkina Faso are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the details such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

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Omnipresent makes it easy to hire, pay, and support your international team. Book a call with us to start building your global team today.

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