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Ghana PEO &
Employer of Record

SALARY PAYMENT IN Ghanaian Cedi (GHS, GH₵)

CONTRACT LANGUAGE English

PAYROLL TAX 13.00%

PAYROLL CYCLE Monthly 

TIME TO HIRE 24 hours

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Hire in Ghana

Horizons provides compliance solutions to ensure your business in Ghana operates in line with Ghana labor laws and tax regulations. Businesses benefit from hiring in, investing in, or job outsourcing to, Ghana in a range of industries, from customer service, to accounting services, to software development.

We also process monthly payroll, and, as a Ghana Employer of Record, absorb all local employer liabilities. Partnering with our Ghana PEO is the quickest and most cost-effective way to enter the Ghana market. 

Facts & Stats

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

Employment contracts in Ghana

Employees in Ghana are legally entitled to a formal employment contract including all relevant details of employment such as salary and benefits. It should generally be written in the country’s official language of English and use the local currency of the Ghanaian cedi.

Fixed-term
Probationary period3 – 6 months (standard)
Termination notice period

7 days: week-to-week contract

14 days: contract for <3 years

30 days: contract for >3 years

SeveranceNot required

 

 

Indefinite
Probationary period6 months (standard)
Termination notice period30 days
SeveranceNot required, except in cases of redundancy. Amounts are determined by negotiation. If negotiation fails, employee may move to arbitration.

 

Working hours in Ghana

The normal working week in Ghana consists of five eight-hour days.

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Public holidays in Ghana

Ghana has a range of national public holidays that are celebrated annually. In 2023 these holidays are:
Date Holiday name
1 Jan, 2023 New Year’s Day
2 Jan, 2023 New Year’s Day observed
7 Jan, 2023 Constitution Day
6 Mar, 2023 Independence Day
7 Apr, 2023 Good Friday
10 Apr, 2023 Easter Monday
22 Apr, 2023 Eid ul-Fitr (Tentative Date)
1 May, 2023 May Day
29 Jun, 2023 Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date)
4 Aug, 2023 Founders’ Day
21 Sep, 2023 Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day
1 Dec, 2023 Farmer’s Day
25 Dec, 2023 Christmas Day
26 Dec, 2023 Boxing Day

Ghana vacation leave

Employees in Ghana are generally entitled to 15 days of paid vacation leave per year.

Ghana sick leave

Sick leave is not legally mandated in Ghana, but employers may choose to offer it as part of their benefits packages.

Parental leave in Ghana

Female workers in Ghana can usually take 12 weeks of paid maternity leave. Male workers may soon be legally entitled to paternity leave under new legislation that is currently in discussion.

Terminations and severance in Ghana

Employees in Ghana who are on contracts lasting under three years are legally entitled to two weeks of notice prior to termination. Those on contracts of more than three years are entitled to one month of notice.

Some contracts include specific clauses waiving the need for notice of termination.

Tax in Ghana

Employers and employees in Ghana must contribute a percentage of salaries to the country’s social security scheme. Employers must pay 13% and employees must pay 5.5%.

Health coverage in Ghana

Ghana has a nationalized healthcare system, so employees are covered for their medical care. However, some employers may choose to provide private health insurance to their employees.

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Compensation & Benefits

Compensation laws in Ghana

As of January 2020, the minimum wage in Ghana is 11.82 cedis per day.

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 Ghana

Establishing a Ghana benefits system for employees can be difficult. With a different language and a unique set of employment laws, building a comprehensive and compliant benefits system can take a long time and come at significant cost.

At Horizons, we specialize in building and running Ghanaian employee benefits systems. We’ll handle everything, using our experience to ensure you are ready to commence your Ghana operation as quickly as possible.

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FAQs

A Ghana PEO and a Ghana EOR are two types of companies which specialize in providing human resources services to businesses in Ghana.

The main difference between a Ghana PEO and a Ghana EOR is in the scope of their services.

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

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

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

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

However, the ability of Horizons to sponsor your foreign national employee in Ghana 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’ Ghana 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 Ghana.

It is possible to get a work visa in Ghana. 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 Ghana are limited, however—get started today to secure your employees’ visa spot.