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The Republic of Congo is one of the most populous countries in Africa, with a population of 93 Million. Based on nominal GDP, Congo is ranked number 12 in Africa ($54.83 billion). DRC has recently shifted towards a market economy.
1 January- New Year's Day
4 January- Martyr's Day
15 January- Heroes' Day (Laurent Kabila)
17 January- Heroes' Day (Patrice Lumumba)
30 April- Labour Day
17 May- National Day of the Revolution and the FARDC
30 June- Independence Day
1 August- Parents' Day
24 December- Christmas Day
31 December- New Year's Day
The minimum wage rate for Congo is 1,680 Congolese Franc per day.
Growth to such a diversified country can bring many benefits to your firm, but it will also require you to deal with certain difficult expansion chores. Setting up your payroll in the Republic of the Congo is one of those problems. To avoid fines and delays, your payroll must adhere to the country's taxes standards, employment compliance laws, and other regulations. Globalization Partners can assist you by providing payroll outsourcing in the Republic of the Congo, allowing you to focus on your business.
Employee income taxes in Congo varies based on their income groups as follows;
For less than 464,000- 1%
Between 464,000 and 1 million- 10%
Between 1 million and 3 million- 25%
More than 3 million- 40%
Additionally, employers contribute 1.5% of an employee's salary for occupational risks, 5% for pension, and 6.5% for family benefits, while the employee contributes 5% to pension.
The Republic of Congo law allows for a fully paid 14 weeks maternity leave for female employees, with which eight weeks must be taken after the birth of a child. This entitlement, however, holds for employees who have worked in an organization for at least six months; otherwise, the employee is entitled to no pay for the leave. Further, the male employees are granted a mandatory two days paid paternity leave.
Termination of employment in The Republic of Congo is extremely difficult; hence it is vital to have a clear contract on the terms of termination.
In The Republic of Congo, employers are required to give a 14 days' notice of termination to employees. This period increases by seven days for every year that the worker has served in the organization. On the other hand, employees are expected to give a seven-day notice of termination to the employers.
The labor code in Congo states that every employment contract must have a probation period, which must be written and should not exceed six months for specialized employees and one month for unskilled laborers.