Hire employees in Namibia. No entity needed.
Usually, to hire in Namibia, 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.
Namibia also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Namibia quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.
All the necessary benefits for Namibia
built right in
Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Namibia within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.
- Workers Compensation Insurance
Our quickstart guide to hiring in Namibia
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Minimum Wage Requirements
Individual Income Tax
The employer cost is generally estimated at 2.9% of the employee salary.
- Social Security* - 0.90%
- Workman’s compensation - 1.0%
- VET (Vocational Education and Training) Levy - 1.0%
*The maximum salary for the calculation of the Social Security contribution is NAD 9,000
Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours
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 Namibia are complex. There is no at-will termination in Namibia 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
- performance due to unsuitability for the job
- By the expiration of the contract
The minimum notice period is 1 day and will be increased according to the length of the employment.
- 1 day if the length of service is 4 weeks or less
- 1 week if the length of service is more than 4 weeks but less than a year
- 1 month if the length of service is more than 1 year
Severance for Employees
Paid Time Off
Namibia celebrates both 12 national holidays.
National public holidays include:
- New Year's Day
- Independence Day
- Good Friday
- Easter Monday
- Worker’s Day
- Cassinga Day
- Africa Day
- Ascension Day
- Heroes Day
- Human Rights Day / Women's Day
- Christmas Day
- Family 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 Namibia, hassle-free
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*of employee salary