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capital city
Gabon
currency
Central African CFA franc (FCFA)
language spoken
French
payroll frequency
Bi-weekly and Monthly
employer taxes
20.1%
vat - standard rate
18%
cost of living index
1,788,750CFA
gdp - real growth rate
-1.3% (2020)
termination process
Varies
employee protections
Moderate
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Overview

Gabon's financial freedom score is 55.8, ranking it at 115 in the 2022 Index. Gabon is categorized 19th of 47 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. It has a general score greater than the zonal and lower than the universal standards. From 2017, the country's financial growth rose, fell in 2020, and recovered in 2021. Government spending and monetary, fiscal stability scores are strong. 

Public Holidays

1 January- New Year's Day

17 April-  Women's Day

18 April- Easter Monday

1 May- Labour Day

2–3 May- Eid al-Fitr

26 May- Ascension Day

6 June- Whit Monday

9–10 July- Eid al-Adha

15 August- Assumption of Mary

16–17 August -National Day

1 November- All Saints' Day

25 December- Christmas Day

Minimum wage

The country has a government-mandated minimum salary, and no employee in Gabon can be compensated less than this minimum wage. Companies in Gabon that refuse to compensate the Minimum Wage will have legal repercussions. Gabon's minimum wage is the smallest amount that a worker can lawfully be compensated for work done. Gabon's minimum monthly wage is CFA francs 150,000. Gabonese government employees receive an extra monthly payment of CFA francs 20,000 for each child, in addition to accommodation, family benefits, and transportation. The law does not require private-sector employees to provide housing or family subsidies.

Payroll cycle

In Gabon, the payroll is done monthly and bi-weekly.

Taxation

Taxable Revenue (FCFA) Rate of Tax
From To
0

CFA francs

1,500,000
0%
CFA francs 1,500,001

CFA francs

1,920,000

5%
CFA francs 1,920,001

CFA francs

2,700,000

10%
CFA francs 2,700,001

CFA frans

3,600,000

15%
CFA francs 3,600,001

CFA francs

5,160,000

20%
CFA francs 5,160,001

CFA francs

7,500,000

25%
CFA francs 7,500,001

CFA francs

11,000,000

30%
CFA francs 11,000,001 and above 35%


Leaves

Annual leave

A full-time worker's yearly paid leave obligation is 24 days. Leave time elevates based on the employment period, the worker's age, and social standing.

Maternity Leave

Female employees are allowed a 14-week maternity leave. Female workers can receive a 6-weeks paid leave pre-birth, and 8-weeks paid leave post-birth.

Paternity Leave

Paternity leave is encompassed in the family allowance leave. Fathers receive a 10-day paid paternity leave for family-related reasons.

Sick Leave

Workers are eligible for six months of paid sick leave.

Termination process

In Gabon, it is standard protocol to have a French employment contract that specifies the conditions of the employee's benefits, termination, and remuneration criteria. The salary and other compensation figures should be stated in CFA francs rather than a foreign currency in an invitation letter and job contract. Apart from special exemptions permitted by law, children should neither be recruited in jobs that are inappropriate for their age or health nor should they be denied obligatory schooling. Girls and women and children under 18 years are not permitted to work night shifts in any production complex, public or private, or any enterprise of these establishments unless they are simply family members. Two-year fixed-term contracts are permissible, and they may be renewed once.

Notice Period

The notice period is based on the length of employment:

• Less than 1 employment year - 15 days

• One to three years of employment- one month

• Three to five years of employment - two months

• Five to 10 years of employment - three months

• 10 – 15 years of employment – four months

• 15 – 20 years of employment - five months

• 20 – 30 years of employment - six months

Severance

Workers are allowed severance pay after two years of employment. 

The compensation amount is based on the period of employment:

  • Two employment years - 0.4 months of wages.
  •  Four employment years – 0.8 months of wages.
  •  Five employment years - one month of wages.
  • 10 employment years - two months of wages.
  • 20 employment years – four months of wages.

Probationary Period

In Gabon, the probation period extends to six months.

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