Togo

Togo

Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Togo

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

OmniAtlas Employment Rating

Capital City
Lomé
Currency
West African CFA Franc
Native Language
French
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
Employee Protections
Moderate
Employment Costs
Low
Termination
Easy
Immigration
Difficult
Cost of Living
Low
Population
8.28 Million

What You Need to Know About Employing in Togo

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

Employee Income Taxes:

Employees in Togo are charged progressive tax rates according to their level of income as follows:

  • From XOF 0 to XOF 900,000 - 0.5%
  • From XOF 900,001 to XOF 4,000,000 - 7%
  • From XOF 4,000,001 to XOF 6,000,000 - 15%
  • From XOF 6,000,001 to XOF 10,000,000 - 25%
  • From XOF 10,000,001 to XOF 15,000,000 - 30%
  • Above XOF 15,000,000 - 35%

Payroll Cycle:

Employees in Togo are typically paid on a monthly basis.

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Employer Costs in Togo

Employer Contributions:

In Togo, the social security contribution rate for the employer is 17.5% of the employee’s gross salary.

Employee Contributions:

In Togo, the social security contribution rate for the employee is 4% of their gross salary.

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Working Hours in Togo

Typical Working Hours per Week:

The standard workweek in Togo  is 40 hours over six days a week. The maximum hours of work each day is eight 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 in Togo can be performed in exceptional circumstances or emergencies and must be authorized. Individual employment contracts  or collective agreements generally determine the rate and terms of overtime performed during the day or night, public holidays, and days of rest.

Overtime laws in Togo 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 Togo

Standard Public Holidays in Togo

There are 12 public holidays observed in Togo:

  • New Year’s Day 
  • Easter Monday 
  • Independence Day 
  • Labor Day 
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Ascension Day
  • Whit Monday 
  • Martyr’s Day 
  • Eid al-Adha 
  • Feast of Assumption
  • All Saints’ Day 
  • Christmas Day 

Vacation Time in Togo

Employees in Togo are generally entitled to paid annual leave of 2.5 days per month of service (22 working days per year). However, individual employment contracts or collective agreements can grant employees more paid vacation days.

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Types of Leave in Togo

Sick Leave:

Employees in Togo  are statutorily entitled to sick leave for up to five days per year, but individual employment contracts and collective agreements may grant more favorable sick leave benefits.

Maternity Leave:

Female employees in Togo are entitled to 14 weeks of maternity leave. Up to eight weeks can be taken before birth.

Paternity Leave:

Paternity leave is not statutorily provided for in Togo. Individual employment contracts and collective agreements may grant more favorable paternity leave benefits.

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Health Insurance & Supplementary Benefits in Togo

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 Togo

Severance:

In Togo, employees with five years of service must be paid 35% of their monthly salary per year of service as a severance pay. 

For the workers with six to 10 years of service, 40% of their average monthly salary is paid for every year of service. For those with more than 10 years of service, 45% of the average monthly salary for every year of service is paid as severance pay.

Notice of Termination:

The notice period in Togo generally is between 15 days and one month, but may vary depending on the individual employment contract or collective agreement. 

Unprotected and Protected Termination:

Togo 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 Togo 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 Togo 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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