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How To Hire New Remote Employees | Burundi

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capital city
Burundi
currency
Burundian Franc (FBu)
language spoken
Kirundi
payroll frequency
Monthly
employer taxes
6 %
vat - standard rate
18%
cost of living index
Moderate ($560)
gdp - real growth rate
Per Capita: $ 274.01
termination process
Easy
employee protections
Moderate
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Overview

Burundi has a population of 12.46 million and is ranked number 45 in Africa according to the nominal GDP ($ 3.19 billion). Burundi practices a traditional economic system, and 80% of the population is involved in agriculture.

Public Holidays

1 January- New Year's Day

5 February- Unity Day

6 April- President Ntaryamira Day

1 May- Labour Day

2–3 May- Eid al-Fitr

26 May- Ascension Day

1 July- Independence Day

9–10 July- Eid al-Adha

15 August- Assumption of Mary

13 October- Prince Rwagasore Day

21 October- Ndadaye Day

1 November- All Saints' Day

25 December- Christmas Day

Minimum wage

The minimum wage for those in Urban Gitega and Bujumbura is 160 Burundian Franc a day and 150 Burundian Franc a day for those in rural places.

Payroll cycle

Wages must be paid in legal cash on a regular basis, at the agreed-upon time, and at the agreed-upon location, according to the Labour Code. The amount of pay cannot be less than the minimum wage. Unless the worker agrees differently, wages are paid directly to him or her.

Wages may also be transferred to a bank account or an authorized financial institution stated in writing by the worker, according to the law.

On a working day, the employer is required to pay salaries in cash.

Payments for the month must be made within eight days after the end of the month in which the salary is due. It is also the employer's responsibility to pay agreed salary on a regular and timely basis. Wage periods might be hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly.

Taxation

In Burundi, employees pay income taxes as follows;

Less than BIF 1.8 million- 0%

BIF 1.8 million- BIF 3.6 million – 20%

More than BIF 3.6 million – 30%

Additionally, the employer contributes 6% to social security while the employee contributes 4%.

Leaves

Parental Leave

All-female employees are granted 12 weeks of maternity leave, split halfway between before and after birth. Additionally, male employees are entitled to 4 days of paternity leave, which is paid at 100% of the employee’s salary. 

Termination process

In the course of termination, severance is not a requirement in Burundi.

Notice

Notice is required in Burundi as follows;

Less than three months- 1 month notice

Between 3- 5 years- 1.5 months’ notice

Between 5-10 years- 2 months’ notice

More than ten years – 3 Months' notice.

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