Hire and pay employees in
Ghana, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Ghana. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

The average onboarding time frame in Ghana is 3 days with Deel.

Currency

Ghanaian Cedi

Capital

Accra

Official Language

English

Payroll Cycle

Monthly

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.

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All the necessary benefits for Ghana
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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)

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Minimum Wage Requirements

The minimum wage is GHC 365.31 per month.

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax ranges from 0% to 35%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates. Multiple additional factors may impact overall rates, such as the household status and the number of children.

Payroll Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 13% of the employee's salary.

  • Social Security and Pension - 13%

These costs are provided as estimates and are intended solely for general informational purposes. To fully comprehend all associated costs and fees related to the terms of any employment agreement for this country, please contact our Sales team for a quote.

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard work week is from Monday to Friday.

Maternity Leave

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.

Paternity Leave

There is no paternity leave currently required by law.

Parental Leave

In Ghana, no law covers parental leave. However, employees may be entitled to maternity leave and paternity leave.

Sick Leave

The Labor Act has no explicit provision for sick leave and usually depends on the company’s policy. However, employees that present a medical certificate can take leave without using their paid time off.

Termination Requirements

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
    • misconduct
    • redundancy
    • legal restriction that prohibits the worker from performing the job.

Notice Period

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

Both full-time and part-time employees are entitled to 15 working days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO accrues monthly at 1.25 days per month. Employees are eligible for annual leave after 12 months of work.

Public Holidays

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)
  • Eid-Ul-Fitr
  • Eid-Ul-Adha
  • Founders’ Day
  • Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day
  • Farmer’s Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Onboarding

Onboarding takes 3 business days. Documents must be completed 1 day before the start date.

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in English. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.

A contract must include:

  • name
  • start date
  • length of the employment
  • job description
  • termination conditions

Probation Period

The standard probationary period is between 90 days and 180 days. However, there is no explicit provision in the Labor Act about the maximum length of probation which will be determined in the employment agreement.
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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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Starting at 599 USD

Management fee

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13%

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