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Angola PEO &
Employer of Record

SALARY PAYMENT IN Angolan Kwanza (AOA)

CONTRACT LANGUAGES Portuguese / English

PAYROLL TAX 8%

PAYROLL CYCLE Monthly

TIME TO HIRE 24 hours

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PEO in Angola

At Horizons, we help organizations of all kinds to expand abroad, including with an Angola PEO. Our Africa Professional Employer Organization (Africa PEO), employer of record, and payroll services can provide your organization with everything you need to begin your Angolan expansion in a matter of just days, not the weeks or months it could otherwise take, even if you don’t have an established entity in the country. </p>

We have an in-house recruitment team, so we can source, recruit, and onboard your new staff members. Additionally, you can use our Angolan subsidiary to act as employer of record for your new hires, so you don’t even need to register an entity in the country but will have total autonomy over your employees.

Our outsourcing solutions could save you thousands in expansion costs and can help you expand in a compliant, flexible, and scalable way.

Facts & Stats

PEO Platform Hire in Angola, and pay employees through our platform or app. PEO Cost Our Angola PEO solution is the most affordable on the market. Time-to-hire Fast onboarding in Angola, hire in as little as 24 hours.
Contracts We draft labor contracts compliant with Angolan labor law. Local Benefits We administer all mandatory benefits and contributions in Angola. 180+ Countries It doesn’t stop with Angola — we are an international PEO
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Employment Laws

Employment contracts in Angola

Technically, not all contracts of employment in Angola need to be written. However, we strongly recommend that you always do provide a written contract for every employee you hire. In these contracts, you should include all the details of the agreement such as working hours, salary/wage, benefits, and so on. Also, contracts should be written in Portuguese and reference the local currency of the Angolan kwanza.

 
Fixed-term
Probationary period

15 days for unskilled workers (max.)

30 days for skilled workers (max.)

Termination notice period

15 days before contract ends: decision to renew or not

30 day notice: individual redundancy

60 day notice: collective dismissal

Severance

Depends on size of company; for a PEO setup, usually:

1 month’s salary per year of service, up to 5 years

0.5 months’ salary per year of service after 5 years

Indefinite
Probationary period60 days
Termination notice period

30 day notice: individual redundancy

60 day notice: collective dismissal

Severance

Depends on size of company; for a PEO setup, usually:

1 month’s salary per year of service, up to 5 years

0.5 months’ salary per year of service after 5 years

Working hours in Angola

The standard working week for employees in Angola is 44 hours, although this can be extended to 54 hours in some cases. Overtime is paid at rate of 150% of normal pay for the first 30 hours, then 175% for anything beyond that.

 

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Public holidays in Angola

Angola has a range of national public holidays that are celebrated annually. In 2023 these holidays are:

DateHoliday name
1 Jan SundayNew Year
4 Feb SaturdayLiberation Movement Day
20 Feb MondayCarnival Holiday
21 Feb TuesdayCarnival
8 Mar WednesdayInternational Woman’s Day
23 Mar ThursdaySouthern Africa Liberation Day
24 Mar FridayDay off for Southern Africa Liberation Day
3 Apr MondayDay off for Peace Day
4 Apr TuesdayPeace Day
7 Apr FridayGood Friday
1 May MondayMay Day
17 Sep SundayNational Hero Day
2 Nov ThursdayAll Souls’ Day
3 Nov Friday Day off for All Souls’ Day
11 Nov SaturdayIndependence Day
25 Dec MondayChristmas Day

Taxation in Angola

Employees and employers in Angola must contribute a percentage of salaries to a social security fund, at rates of 3% and 8% respectively.

Income tax in Angola is progressive, with higher earners paying a higher percentage of income as tax. The rates range from 0% to 25%, plus a fixed payment which also varies on a progressive scale.

Corporate tax in Angola is 25%.

Vacation leave in Angola

Employees in Angola are entitled to 22 days of paid vacation leave every year. This allowance is increased for parents of children under the age of 14, who receive 23 days per year.

There is also a family leave system, where employees can take up to three days per month (a maximum of 12 days each year) for assisting household members (such as children or parents). Eight days of this should be compensated at 100% of normal pay.

Sick leave in Angola

There is no limit to the number of sick days employees in Angola are able to take, as long as they can provide a medical note as proof. Employers classed as either medium or large companies need to compensate the employee’s full salary for the initial two months of leave, then from three to 12 months at half pay.

Parental leave in Angola

In Angola, female employees are entitled to a total of 12 weeks of maternity leave. Four weeks of this are to be taken prior to giving birth and the remaining nine after. While on leave, the employees can receive compensation from the state (via social security), and the employer should supplement payments.

Male employees in Angola are not legally entitled to any paternal leave, although some employers may choose to offer an allowance.

Health coverage in Angola

Angola has a state-funded universal healthcare system, but the quality of care is often relatively low. For this reason, some employers choose to offer private medical insurance for employees, and foreign employees may expect it.

Terminations and severance in Angola

Employees in Angola can usually only be terminated from indefinite-term contracts in specific circumstances such as for demonstrable economic reasons or severe misconduct. For terminations, there is generally a notice period of one to two months, depending on how senior the employee is.

  • For fixed-term contracts, the minimum notice period is two weeks.

     

  • Probation periods in Angola are limited to 60 days in most cases.
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Compensation & Benefits

Compensation laws in Angola

The minimum wage for employees in Angola varies depending on the type of work they are engaged in. For this reason, it is crucial that you understand the regulations effecting each of your employees before setting a rate of compensation.

Minimum Wage Country Comparison Chart (Per month in USD)
Switzerland (Geneva) $4,000
Italy $2,255
Australia $1996
Algeria $156
Uzbekistan $22
Benefit management in Angola

Setting up a system of employee benefits for your employees in Angola can be difficult. The complex regulations and organization can require a lot of time, effort, and investment on the part of employers.

Outsourcing your benefit management process can save you time and money, and ensure you are fully compliant with the relevant laws. Horizons can simplify your Angola benefits management, with our Angola experts setting up and managing everything for you to help you focus on a successful expansion operation.

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FAQs

An Angola PEO and an Angola EOR are two types of companies which specialize in providing human resources services to businesses in Angola.

The main difference between an Angola PEO and an Angola EOR is in the scope of their services.

Angola PEOs provide a full range of HR services, including payroll, benefits administration, and employee recruiting—all under one roof as a co-employer. Engaging an Angola PEO is essentially outsourcing your HR duties in Angola.

Angola EORs actually take over as the legal employer of your employees based abroad. Angola EORs become responsible for labor compliance for your employees in Angola.

At Horizons, we offer both PEO and EOR services in Angola. Get in touch now and let us know what service you are seeking.

A PEO in Angola can feasibly hire both local and foreign nationals to work in Angola.

However, the ability of Horizons to sponsor your foreign national employee in Angola may be limited due to visa quotas practiced in many countries.

Contact us with your requirements and our Global Mobility team with review the case and get back to you within 2 business days.

In most cases, Horizons’ Angola PEO can hire & onboard your employee within 24 hours. The actual start date of the employee will depend on their notice period obligation to their previous employer as well as any relevant hiring rules in Angola.

It is possible to get a work visa in Angola. Horizons’ Global Mobility team is a dedicated team of work visa experts. They assess the details of each case to determine feasibility and costs before Horizons applies for the work visa on behalf of your employee. If the Global Mobility team determines that your case is feasible, the process is smooth and transparent. Visa spots in Angola are limited, however—get started today to secure your employees’ visa spot.