Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Cameroon. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Cameroon typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services help hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Cameroon in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process.
Cameroon’s tax year follows the regular calendar year and ends on December 31.
Employers must deduct taxes from employees’ salaries and forward the funds to the appropriate authority before the 15th of each month. This PAYE system is not applicable for employees earning less than 62,000 XAF per month.
Weekly / Monthly (unless commission based).
Employees are obliged to contribute 4.2% of their taxable income to the National Social Insurance Fund (NSIF) covering old age pension, survival pension, and permanent and total disability, capped at XAF 750,000.
The typical work week in Cameroon consists of 40 hours per week (except Agriculture, where the working week is 48 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 in Cameroon 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.
Employees in Cameroon are entitled to 1.5 working days of leave for each month of work. After five years of service, they're eligible to receive an additional two working days of leave per month.
Employees are entitled to at least five days of paid sick leave per year.
Female employees are generally entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave, with four weeks to be taken before the birth or six weeks if her doctor orders confinement. Maternity leave is paid for by the National Social Insurance Fund.
Fathers can use 10 days of paid family leave for paternity leave.
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.
Employees are entitled to receive severance pay after two or more years of service.
The notice period is defined by the Minister of Labor. During the notice period, employees can take off one day each week to look for a new role.
Cameroon 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 Cameroon to reach out to us directly with questions.
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.
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 Cameroon 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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