West African Franc
Hire employees in Ivory Coast. No entity needed.
Usually, to hire in Ivory Coast, 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.
Ivory Coast also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Ivory Coast quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.
All the necessary benefits for Ivory Coast
built right in
Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Ivory Coast within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.
- Public Health Care
- Training Fund
- Work Accident Insurance
- Private Healthcare - Allianz (optional)
Our quickstart guide to hiring in Ivory Coast
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Minimum Wage Requirements
Individual Income Tax
The employer cost is generally estimated at ~20.95% of the employee's salary.
- Salary Taxes (IS- Impots sur Salaire) - 1.50% of the salary multiplied by 0.8
- Maternity (Maternite) - 0.75%*
- Family benefits (Prestations familiales) - 5%*
- Retirement Insurance (Caisse de Retraite) - 7.70%**
- Learning Allowance (FDFP -Taux Apprentissage) - 0.40%
- Professional Training Fund (FDFP - Formations professionelle) - 0.60%
- Accident at Work Insurance (Accidents de travail/Maladies Professionnelles) - 5.00*
- Public Health Insurance (CMU) - XOF 500.00
* up to a maximum salary for the contribution of XOF 70,000
** up to a maximum salary for the contribution of XOF 2,700,000
Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours
Terminations in Ivory Coast can be complex. There is no at-will termination in Ivory Coast for employers, and termination must be done for just cause.
Compliant terminations include:
- Voluntarily by the employee
- By mutual agreement
- Unilaterally by the employer based on:
- probation period
- objective grounds
- disciplinary dismissal
- By the expiration of the contract
Severance for Employees
In Ivory Coast, employees that have completed at least one year of service and have not committed any heavy fault will be entitled to severance pay.
The severance is determined by a percentage of the total monthly salary of the twelve months of activity that preceded the date of dismissal. The severance amount is fixed and related to the seniority of the employee:
- 30% up to the fifth year of employment
- 35% from the sixth to the tenth year of employment
- 40% above 10 years of service
Paid Time Off
Ivory Coast celebrates 16 national holidays.
National public holidays include:
- New Year's Day
- Easter Monday
- Day after Laylat al-Qadr
- Labour Day
- Eid al-Fitr
- Labour Day Holiday
- Ascension Day
- Whit Monday
- Eid al-Adha
- Independence Day
- Independence Day Holiday
- Assumption Day
- The Day after the Prophet's Birthday
- All Saints' Day
- National Peace Day
- Christmas Day
Employment Contract Details
Contracts must be in French and can be bilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.
A contract must include:
- start date
- length of the employment
- job description
- termination conditions
Employees hired using Deel have a minimum probation period depending on their job category:
- hourly employees: 8 days
- monthly paid workers: 1 month
- supervisors, technicians, and similar: 2 months
- engineers, managers, high-level technicians, and similar: 3 months
Hiring in Ivory Coast, hassle-free
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