Onboard, pay and manage employees in Ghana with Deel.
Usually, to hire in Ghana, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.
Deel lets you hire employees in Ghana quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more. For your existing direct employees, we can manage your entire payroll operation from end-to-end.
All the necessary benefits for Ghana
built right in
Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Ghana within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.
- Private Healthcare - Unisure (optional)
- Private Healthcare - Allianz (optional)
Our quickstart guide to hiring in Ghana
Navigate the tabs below to learn everything you need to know about hiring an employee in Ghana
Minimum Wage Requirements
Individual Income Tax
The employer cost is generally estimated at 9.16% of the employee's salary.
- Social Security and Pension - 9.16%
Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours
Employees are entitled to 12 weeks of paid leave. The employee will receive 100% of the salary during this period, and the employer will be responsible for this pay.
The employee can extend leave additional 2 weeks at 100% pay if they have a pregnancy-related illness or conceiving more than one child.
Terminations must respect complex rules and the rules of an employee’s employment country. The off-boarding is always handled by the Employer with the primary stakeholders. It may include ad-hoc fees as well as required or recommended steps on specific termination cases.
Terminations in Ghana are usually straightforward.
Compliant terminations include:
- Voluntarily by the employee
- By mutual agreement
- Unilaterally by the employer based on:
- lack of qualifications for the job
- legal restriction that prohibits the worker from performing the job.
The minimum notice period is 14 days and will be increased according to the length of the employment.
- 14 days if the length of service is less than 3 years
- 30 days if the length of service is more than 3 years
Severance for Employees
In Ghana, there are no statutory requirements for severance payments. During the notice period, the employee will receive standard salary wages. In the case of redundancy, it will need to be negotiated between the employee and employer.
To protect you from unforeseen financial risks arising from terminations, Deel applies a Severance Accrual to all employment agreements in this country. Deel has extensive expertise in managing litigation risk globally and our Severance Accrual calculation is based on the prevailing common-law or statutory entitlements and local best practices. In the event your employee resigns or is not entitled to severance, all unused amounts will be returned to you.
Paid Time Off
Ghana celebrates 12 national holidays based.
National public holidays include:
- New Year’s Day
- Constitution Day
- Independence Day
- Good Friday
- Easter Monday
- May Day (Workers’ Day)
- Founders’ Day
- Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day
- Farmer’s Day
- Christmas Day
- Boxing Day
Employment Contract Details
Contracts must be in English. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.
A contract must include:
- start date
- length of the employment
- job description
- termination conditions
Hiring in Ghana, hassle-free
With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Ghana with our EOR solution. If you have an entity, our Global Payroll solution takes care of payroll and compliance for your direct employees. Our 250+ in-house experts handle everything from managing local laws, complex tax systems, or your payroll in Ghana and 150+ countries.
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