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



CFA franc (francs, XOF)

Payroll Frequency

Monthly but hourly and weekly cycles are common

Public Holidays

13 days

Employer Taxes

~16.90% (+3%-5%)

Cost of Living Index


Statutory Leave

30 days & increases according to length of employment

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

The minimum wage in Niger is 30,047 CFA (~USD 50) per month. Salaries for skilled professionals differ according to skills and experience.

Overtime Pay

Employees should be paid 110% of their standard wage rate for the first eight hours and 135% of their standard wage rate for any subsequent hours of overtime after that according to the National Minimum Wage Act.

Additional Pay

There is no mandatory additional pay such as the 13th month salary in Niger. 

Payroll Cycle

For all 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

  • 15.4%: Social Security (CNSS) (includes family allowance, work injury, old age, disability insurance)
  • 0.5%: Unemployment public insurance
  • 3% – 5%: Apprenticeship tax

Employee Costs & Taxes

5.25%: Social Security (CNSS) (includes family allowance, work injury, old age, disability insurance)

Employment Information

Termination Process

An employer can dismiss an employee on the basis of a valid cause. This may depend on collective bargaining agreements. Employees must be notified in writing. Causes may be based on business, personal, or employee misconduct.

Notice period

Notice period depends on collective bargaining agreements. Typically, the notice period spans between 8 days to 3 months depending on the role and seniority.

Probation Period

Generally, a probationary period is typically three months. This could vary from 8 days to 6 months depending on how the employee is paid and seniority. The maximum probation period by law is 6 months. 

Severance Details

Severance pay is directly linked to length of service after at least one year of service with the employer. By law, severance pay is adjusted to a percentage of the monthly overall salary per year of service:

  • 20% of monthly salary per year of service (6 days per year of service) during the first 5 years
  • 30% of monthly salary per year of service (9 days per year of service) from the 6th to the 10th year
  • 35% of monthly salary  per year of service (12 days per years of service) after the tenth year
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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