Hire and pay employees in
Namibia, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Namibia. 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 Namibia is 2 days with Deel.

Currency

Namibian Dollar

Capital

Windhoek

Official Language

English

Payroll Cycle

Monthly

Onboard, pay and manage employees in Namibia with Deel.

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.

Deel lets you hire employees in Namibia 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 Namibia
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Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Namibia within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

  • Workers Compensation Insurance

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Minimum Wage Requirements

There is no minimum wage by law in Namibia.

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax ranges from 0% to 37%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates. Multiple additional factors may impact overall rates, such as household status and the number of children.

Payroll Cost

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

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

Maternity Leave

Employees who have worked for 12 consecutive months are entitled to 12 weeks of paid leave. 4 weeks must be taken before the child's birth. The employee will receive 100% of the salary during this period, and Social Security and the employer will be responsible for this pay.

Paternity Leave

There is no paternity leave currently required by law.

Parental Leave

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

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for up to 30 days for a three-year cycle. This leave is paid at 100%.

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 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

Notice Period

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

In Namibia, all employees who are terminated for redundancy are entitled to severance pay. Severance pay is 1 week of salary per year of service.

Paid Time Off

Both full-time and part-time employees are entitled to 20 working days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO accrues monthly at 1.67 days per month. Employees are eligible for annual leave after 1 month of work.

Public Holidays

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

Onboarding

Onboarding takes 2 business days after the client signs the SOW. 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 probation period is 90 days but it can be reduced to 30 days on request. The maximum probation period is 180 days
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Hiring in Namibia, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Namibia 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 Namibia and 150+ countries.

Group (8)

Starting at 599 USD

Management fee

Group (9)

2.9%

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