Namibia

Namibia

Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Namibia

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

OmniAtlas Employment Rating

Capital City
Windhoek
Currency
Namibian Dollar
Native Language
English
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
Employee Protections
Moderate
Employment Costs
Moderate
Termination
Easy
Immigration
Difficult
Cost of Living
Moderate
Population
2.54 Million

What You Need to Know About Employing in Namibia

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 Namibia. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Namibia typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services help hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Namibia 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 Namibia.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Namibia.
  • 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 Namibia.
  • 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 Namibia

Employee Income Taxes:

Income tax in Namibia is progressive and paid at the following rate:

  • Up to N$ 50,000 - 0%
  • N$50,001 to 100,000 - 18%
  • N$100,001 to 300,000 - 25%
  • N$300,001 to 500,000 - 28%
  • N$500,001 to 800,000 - 30%
  • N$800,001 to 1,500,000 - 32%
  • Over N$1,500,000 - 37%

Payroll Cycle:

Employees in Namibia are typically paid monthly.

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Employer Costs in Namibia

Employer Contributions:

In Namibia, social security is payable on a 50:50 basis by employers and employees.

Both employers and employees pay 0.9% of the gross salary, with a minimum monthly contribution of N$2.70 and a maximum monthly contribution of N$81.00 each.

Employee Contributions:

See above

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Working Hours in Namibia

Typical Working Hours per Week:

The typical working week in Namibia consists of 45 hours. The daily working hours cannot exceed nine hours per day if the employee works five days or less per week. Where the employee works six days, working hours cannot exceed eight hours per day.

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 Namibia 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 Namibia

Standard Public Holidays in Namibia

There are typically 12 public holidays in Namibia:

  • New Year's Day
  • Independence Day     
  • Good Friday   
  • Easter Monday 
  • Workers' Day                          
  • Cassinga Day 
  • Africa Day      
  • Ascension Day  
  • Heroes' Day
  • Namibian Women Day and International Human Rights Day     
  • Christmas Day
  • Family Day          

Vacation Time in Namibia

In Namibia, annual leave is calculated by multiplying an employee’s contracted number of working days per week by four. For example, if an employee ordinarily works six days a week,, their annual leave entitlement will be 24 working days.

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Types of Leave in Namibia

Sick Leave:

Employees are entitled to receive one day of sick leave for every five weeks of work during the first year of their employment. Thereafter, employees are entitled to 30 days of annual sick leave, or 36 if they work six-day weeks.

Maternity Leave:

Following the completion of six months’ continuous service, employees are entitled to maternity leave of four weeks before their due date. After the due date, they’re entitled to eight weeks of maternity leave. Total duration of maternity leave is 12 weeks, but can be extended where there are complications. 

Paternity Leave:

There is no statutory paternity leave in Namibia.

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Health Insurance & Supplementary Benefits in Namibia

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 Namibia

Severance:

Severance pay is not required where there are fair grounds for dismissal due to misconduct or poor performance. However employers will need to pay severance if an  employee is dismissed without cause, dies while employed, or resigns/retires upon reaching the age of 65.

Severance pay must be an amount equal to at least one week’s remuneration for each year of continuous service with the employer.

Notice of Termination:

Notice periods in Namibia depend on the employee’s length of service, and are as follows:

  • Four weeks of service or less: no less than one day’s notice
  • More than four weeks, but less than one year of service: no less than one week’s notice
  • More than one year of service: no less than one month’s notice

Unprotected and Protected Termination:

Namibia 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 Namibia 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 Namibia 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 employ, pay and support your international team. Book a call with us to start building your global team today.

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