Global PEO Services (GPS) helps companies hire employees in Chad without establishing a legal entity. All human resources, benefits, payroll, and tax needs for the employees are managed by the Global PEO, while the new hires and headquarter teams focus on your business goals.
When hiring employees in Chad, establishing a subsidiary or branch office is not always the best route, as it’s often a lengthy and expensive process. Hiring via a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), or Employer of Record (EOR), is a faster and often more effective option – especially when starting up in a new country.
Global PEO Services hires the employees on your behalf, legally contracting them through our subsidiary in accordance with Chad labor laws. As a result, the burden of compliance is on us and the employees can begin work for your company in a matter of days. PEOs/EORs provide you with a streamlined option for hiring employees, testing markets, and responding to growing business needs in Chad. With Global PEO Services, you get control without taking on legal entity liabilities, contractor risks, or sacrificing on talent or speed to market.
Chad - Country Overview
Chad, a land-locked country in Africa, is a major oil producer and oil provides nearly 60% of export revenues. On the other hand, cattle, cotton, gum arabic, and livestock contribute to the majority of non-oil export earnings. The country’s GDP is US$ 29 billion and registered a 3.4% 5-year compound annual growth. The government envisages implementing successive national development plans to earn the coveted “emerging country” tag by 2030.
Central African CFA Franc
French and Arabic
Other Major Cities
N’Djamena, Moundou, Abéché
Employment Contracts in Chad
It is recommended to draft written employment contracts in the local language with details including wages, benefits, and termination requirements. Fixed-term contracts must not exceed 24 months and can be renewed only once. The wages must be stated in Central African CFA Francs, and not in a foreign currency.
Working Hours in Chad
The regular work schedule comprises 39 hours in a week. All employees are entitled to rest periods of 24 hours to 48 hours in a week. The labor code enforces occupational health and safety standards for main industries.
Employee Leave in Chad
The following national holidays are observed in Chad:
- New Year’s Day
- Easter Monday
- May Day
- End of the Second World War
- Eid al-Fitr
- Independence Day
- Eid al-Adha
- Proclamation of the Republic
- The Prophet’s Birthday
- Christmas Day
Employees are entitled to 24 days’ paid annual leave, and those with more than 10 years’ service are entitled to 26 days’ annual leave.
Employees are entitled to 5 days’ sick leave in a year.
Pregnant employees are entitled to 14 days’ maternity leave.
Employees are generally eligible for 2 weeks’ paternity leave.
Employee Benefits in Chad
Pension and Social Security
Social Security Contributions
The monthly contribution to Social Security is:
- 5% of the gross salary by the employer (upper limit is XAF 82,500 per month)
- 5% of the gross salary by the employee (upper limit is XAF 17,500 per month)
The employee social security contributions are deductible from taxable income and withheld by the employer each month.
The table below contains the items and applicable rates:
|Type||Rate (%)||Basic ceiling of contribution (XAF)||Ceiling of contribution (XAF)|
|Contributions related to family and maternity benefits||7.5||500,000||37,500|
|Contributions related to occupational accidents and professional diseases||4||500,000||20,000|
|Contributions related to insurance and pension for old age, incapacity, and death||5||500,000||25,000|
Employees who retire at the age of 60 years (55 years for prematurely aged) and have at least 180 months of coverage qualify for the old-age pension.
If an individual is prematurely aged, the pension is reduced by 5% for every year the pension is taken before the regular retirement age. The minimum pension is 60% of the monthly minimum wage and the national monthly minimum wage is 59,995 CFA francs. Benefits are provided quarterly.
To qualify for disability pension, employees must be:
- assessed with a minimum of 66.7% loss of earning capacity due to disability, and
- registered with the fund for a minimum of 5 years with at least 6 months of contributions in the year before the disability started.
An insured person is credited with 1 year of coverage for each year when a claim is made before the individual reaches the normal retirement age. The disability pension stops at the normal retirement age and is replaced by an old-age pension of the same amount.
The constant-attendance allowance equal to 50% of the pension is paid. Benefits are paid on quarterly basis. Benefits are adjusted based on the changes in the cost of living and the minimum wage.
Spouse pension equal to 50% of the disability or old-age pension the deceased was receiving until death or was entitled to receive is paid. In case there is more than one eligible widow, the pension is divided equally. A lump sum equal to 6 months’ survivor pension is paid as a remarriage settlement.
An orphan pension equal to 25% of the disability, or old-age pension the deceased was receiving until death or was entitled to receive is paid for each orphan. The percentage is increased to 40% in case of a full orphan. Benefits are paid on quarterly basis. Benefits are adjusted based on the changes in the cost of living and the minimum wage. A lump sum equaling 1 month’s wages is paid for every year of coverage.