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



Namibian Dollar (N$)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

12 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index


Statutory Leave

24 days

Sick Leave

30 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

In Namibia, there is no set minimum salary.

Overtime Pay

Normal hours of work should not exceed 45 hours weekly. This standard does not apply to security guards who can work a maximum of 60 hours a week.

Overtime rates are 1.5 times the hourly rate on normal working days and twice the hourly rate on Sundays and public holidays.

Additional Pay

There is no additional pay detail for Namibia.

Payroll Cycle

Employee payments will be made in equal monthly instalments, payable in arrears, on or before the last working day of each calendar month.

Employer Costs & Taxes

2% of the employee's wage is typically considered to be the employer cost.

Employee Costs & Taxes

Employee income tax rates range from 0% to 37% and are influenced by a number of variables, such as household size and the number of children.

Employment Information

Termination Process

A just cause must be established in order to terminate an employee.

Notice period

The notion period is determined by the length of employment.

  • Employees who worked 4 weeks or less: 1 day
  • Employees who worked 4 weeks - 1 year: 1 week
  • Employees who worked more than 1 year: 1 month

Probation Period

The minimum probation period is 90 days and the maximum probation period is 180 days.

Severance Details

An employee must be paid one week’s pay for each period of 12 months that the employee worked for the employer. Certain employees can be entitled to lump sum pension or bonus payments, depending on the details of their contracts. 

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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