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



Ghanaian cedi (₵, GHS)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

13 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

$$ (26 of 140, 2023)

Statutory Leave

15 days

Sick Leave

0 days

Maternity Leave

12 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

The minimum wage in Ghana is 13.88 GHS per day or 446.40 per month.

Overtime Pay

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

Additional Pay

There is no additional pay detail for Ghana.

Payroll Cycle

For Borderless customers, all 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

The employer costs and taxes is 13%.

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 0 - 30%: Personal Income Tax

Employment Information

Termination Process

Terminations in Ghana are typically 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

Probation Period

The typical probationary term lasts 90 to 180 days. However, the Labor Act makes no specific mention of the maximum probationary period length, which will be specified in the employment agreement.

Severance Details

There are no legal requirements for severance payments in Ghana. The worker will be paid their regular salary during the notice period. In the case of redundancy, it will need to be negotiated between the employee and employer.

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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