Cameroon

Cameroon

Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Cameroon

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

OmniAtlas Employment Rating

Capital City
Yaoundé
Currency
Central African CFA Franc
Native Language
French, English
Payroll Frequency
Weekly/Monthly (unless commission based)
Employee Protections
Moderate
Employment Costs
High
Termination
Difficult
Immigration
Easy
Cost of Living
Moderate
Population
26,545,864

What You Need to Know About Employing in Cameroon

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 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. 

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Cameroon.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Cameroon.
  • 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 Cameroon.
  • 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 Cameroon

Employee Income Taxes:

Cameroon’s tax year follows the regular calendar year and ends on December 31.  

  • 0 to 2,000,000 = 11%
  • 2,000,001 to 3,000,000 = 16.5%
  • 3,000,001 to 5,000,000 = 27.5%
  • More than 5,000,000 = 38.5%

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.  

Payroll Cycle:

Weekly / Monthly (unless commission based).

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Employer Costs in Cameroon

Employer Contributions:

  • Family allowances: 3.7% or 5.65% or 7%,  depending on the nature of activity. 7% is commonly applied.
  • Pension and Disability: 4.20%
  • Work-related accident and sickness: 1.75%  or 5%, depending on the nature of activity and risk.

Employee Contributions:

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.

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Working Hours in Cameroon

Typical Working Hours per Week:

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:

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.

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Public Holidays & Vacation Time in Cameroon

Standard Public Holidays in Cameroon

  • New Year's Day
  • Youth Day
  • Good Friday
  • Labour Day
  • Ascension Day
  • Djouldé Soumaé
  • National Day
  • Tabaski
  • Assumption Day
  • Christmas Day

Vacation Time in Cameroon

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.

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Types of Leave in Cameroon

Sick Leave:

Employees are entitled to at least five days of paid sick leave per year.

Maternity Leave:

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.

Paternity Leave:

Fathers can use 10 days of paid family leave for paternity leave.

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Health Insurance & Supplementary Benefits in Cameroon

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 Cameroon

Severance:

Employees are entitled to receive severance pay after two or more years of service. 

Notice of Termination:

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.

Unprotected and Protected Termination:

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.

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 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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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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