Hire Employees & Contractors


Compliantly hire your distributed team members in


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Hiring in


isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in


, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in


while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language

French, English


Central African CFA franc (FCFA, XAF)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

10 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

42.57 (2021)

Statutory Leave

Up to 42 days

Sick Leave

5 days

Maternity Leave

14 weeks

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like


, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

XAF 36,270 ($65.77) per month.

Overtime Pay

Overtime work performed in accordance with Cameroonian Law entitles the worker to the following compensation:

a) Overtime during the day: - 20% of the hourly salary for the first eight hours; - 30% of the hourly salary for the next eight hours; - 40% of the hourly salary for the third installment of hours, up to 20 hours per week; - 40% of the hourly salary for overtime work performed on Sundays.

b) Overtime during the night: 50% of hourly wage

c) overtime performed in accordance with the circumstances specified in Art. 10(3):
- 50% of the hourly wage

Additional Pay

Family functions: employees can take 10 paid days off work to attend important family functions like weddings and funerals.

Payroll Cycle

For all Borderless customers, employee payments will be made in equal monthly installments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 2.5% - Payroll tax
  • 4.2% - Old age pension
  • 7% - Family allowance

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 11% - up to XAF 2,000,000
  • 16.5% - XAF 2,000,001 – XAF 3,000,000
  • 27.5% - XAF 3,000,001 – XAF 5,000,000
  • 38.5% - More than XAF 5,000,000

Employment Information

Termination Process

Employers in Cameroon must provide a reason for termination that falls into one of the following categories:

  • gross negligence (known as a summary dismissal)
  • constructive termination/resignation (dismissal or resignation forced by the conduct of either party)
  • Contracts of unspecified duration may be terminated at the will of either party (known as mutual termination)
  • Layoffs caused by accidents, force majeure, or a poor economic situation

Notice period

Indefinite-term contracts can be terminated at any time with prior notice, and employees are given one week off to begin exploring new opportunities.

Probation Period

Probation periods in Cameroon are specified in employment contracts and can range from six to eight months for managerial staff.

Severance Details

The Cameroonian Labour Minister defines severance packages, which can vary depending on industry and employee seniority.

Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in


When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Contributions

Learn how to hire quickly and easily in


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