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

Sethoso, English


Lesotho loti (L, LSL)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

12 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

46.16 (2022)

Statutory Leave

12 days

Sick Leave

12 days fully paid, 24 days half paid

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

LSL 1178 - 1285 per month.

Overtime Pay

For any hours worked over regular hours, overtime is entitled. Overtime is paid at 125% of the hourly rate.

Additional Pay

There is no additional pay detail for Lesotho.

Payroll Cycle

For all Borderless customers, payments will be made in monthly instalments by the last day of each month.

Employer Costs & Taxes

There are no employer taxes in Lesotho.

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 20% - L0 - 64200
  • 30% - L64200 and up

Employment Information

Termination Process

Employee contracts in Lesotho can only be terminated if there is just cause, which can include redundancy, dishonesty, fraud, inability to perform work duties, and cases of gross misconduct.

Notice period

  • 0-6 month service = 7 days notice
  • 6-12 month service = 14 days notice
  • 1-10 year service = 1 month notice
  • 10+ year service = 3 month notice

Probation Period

Probation periods vary per contract and is capped at a maximum of 4 months.

Severance Details

Severance is paid out at 2 week's salary for every year of employment.

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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