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.
Income tax in Namibia is progressive and paid at the following rate:
Employees in Namibia are typically paid monthly.
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.
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 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.
There are typically 12 public holidays 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.
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.
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.
There is no statutory paternity leave 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.
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 periods in Namibia depend on the employee’s length of service, and are as follows:
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.
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 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.
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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