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Cape Verde – Employer of Record 

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Globalization Partners provides employer of record services for clients that want to hire employees and run payroll without first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Cape Verde. Your candidate is hired via Globalization Partners’ Cape Verde PEO in accordance with local labor laws and can be onboarded in days instead of the months it typically takes. The individual is assigned to work on your team, working on your company’s behalf exactly as if he or she were your employee to fulfill your in-country requirements.

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Our Global Employer of Record Platform™ and Global PEO service enables clients to run payroll in Cape Verde while HR services, tax, and compliance management matters are lifted from their shoulders onto ours. As a Global PEO expert, we manage employment contract best practices, statutory and market norm benefits, and employee expenses, as well as severance and termination if required. We also keep you apprised of changes to local employment laws in Cape Verde.

Your new employee is productive sooner, has a better hiring experience and is 100% dedicated to your team. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you have a team of dedicated employment experts assisting with every hire. Globalization Partners allows you to harness the talent of the brightest people in 170 countries around the world, quickly and painlessly.

Overview of Cape Verde

Cape Verde is archipelago off the coast of western Africa and has a population of 530,000. The capital city of Cape Verde is Praia which has a population of 140,000. It is believed the Creole language evolved as a result of slave communities of the past being
discouraged from speaking their native language. To communicate they used bits of the Portuguese language put together with words or bits of words from other sources. Creole differs greatly from island to island and even within the islands. When negotiating terms of an employment contract and offer letter with an employee in Cape Verde it may be useful to keep the following in mind:

Employment Contracts in Cape Verde

In Cape Verde, employment contracts can be oral or written, but it best practice to put a strong, written contract in place, in Portuguese which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Cape Verde should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Cape Verdean escudo rather than a foreign currency. The employment contract template is part of the service with Globalization Partners; no need to draft a separate template if you use our employer of record and PEO service in Cape Verde.

Cape Verde Holidays

  • New Year’s
  • Democracy Day
  • Heroes’ Day
  • Labor Day
  • Children’s Day
  • Independence Day
  • Assumption of Mary
  • National Day
  • All Saints’ Day
  • Christmas

Why Globalization Partners

Establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Cape Verde to engage a small team is time-consuming, expensive and complex. Cape Verdean labor law has strong worker protections, requiring great attention to detail and an understanding of local best practices. Globalization Partners makes it painless and easy to expand into Cape Verde. We can help you hire your candidate of choice, handle HR matters and payroll, and ensure that you’re in compliance with local laws, without the burden of setting up a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our Cape Verde PEO and Global Employer of Record Platform provides you peace of mind so that you can focus on running your business.

If you would like to discuss how Globalization Partners can provide a seamless employee leasing or PEO solution for hiring employees in Cape Verde, please contact us.


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