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Chad – 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 Chad. Your candidate is hired via Globalization Partners’ Chad 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 Chad 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 Chad.

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.

Chad is located in northern Central Africa and is a land-locked country with a large desert area in addition to the second largest wetland area in Africa. Chad’s population is 13.7 million, and they belong to more than 200 ethnic and linguistic groups. The official languages are Arabic and French.  Chad’s GDP is US 14 billion, growing at an annual rate of 5.6%. The unemployment rate is 7.8%, and the country’s major exports are oil, gold, and uranium. Chad ranks 183rd on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business scale.

When negotiating terms of an employment contract and offer letter with an employee in Chad, it may be useful to keep the following in mind:

Chad Holidays

Chad celebrates 10 public holidays, including:

  • 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

Vacation in Chad

Employees  are generally entitled to 24 days of paid annual leave. Those with 10+ years of service are entitled to 26 days of paid leave.

Sick Leave in Chad

Employees are generally entitled to at least 5 paid sick days per year.

Maternity/Paternity Leave in Chad

Female employees are generally entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave, through social security benefits.

Fathers are generally eligible for 2 weeks of employer-paid paternity leave.

Termination/Severance in Chad

Probationary periods should not exceed 3 months.

In cases of redundancy, employees who have worked for at least 5 years are generally eligible to receive 8.67 weeks of notice and 5.42 weeks of severance pay. Those with 10 years of service are eligible for 11.9 weeks of severance pay.

Taxes in Chad

Employers pay social security contributions equal to 20% of wages.  Employees contribute 3.5% of their wages.

Incomes are taxed at rates between 20% and 60%, up to 60% of wages.

Health Insurance in Chad

There is little access to health care in Chad.

Employment Contracts in Chad

Fixed-term contracts should not exceed 24 months, and not be renewed more than once.

It is best practice to put a strong employment contract in place in Chad, in the local language, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Chad should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Central African CFA Francs rather than a foreign currency.

This information is provided as generally accepted information and is not intended as advisory services.

Why Globalization Partners

Establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Chad to engage a small team is time-consuming, expensive and complex. Chad’s 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 Chad. 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 Chad 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 Chad, please contact us.


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