Sao Tomé and Principe – 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 São Tomé and Príncipe. Your candidate is hired via Globalization Partners’ São Tomé and Príncipe 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 São Tomé and Príncipe 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 São Tomé and Príncipe.

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 more than 170 countries around the world, quickly and painlessly.

Basic Facts About Hiring in São Tomé and Príncipe

São Tomé and Príncipe is located in Africa and has a population of 192,993. The capital city of São Tomé and Príncipe is São Tomé which has a population of 56,945. Africa’s smallest nation, Portuguese navigators discovered these two volcanic islands off the coast of West Africa in the Gulf of Guinea in 1470.

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

Public Holidays in São Tomé and Príncipe

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martyrs’ Day
  • Labour Day
  • Independence Day
  • Armed Forces Day
  • Agricultural Reform Day
  • All Saints Day
  • São Tomé Day
  • Christmas Day

Employment Contracts in São Tomé and Príncipe

In São Tomé and Príncipe, employment contracts can be oral or written, but it is 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 São Tomé and Príncipe should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in São Tomean Dobra 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 São Tomé and Príncipe.

Why Globalization Partners

Establishing a branch office or subsidiary in São Tomé and Príncipe to engage a small team is time-consuming, expensive and complex. Labor law in São Tomé and Príncipe 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 São Tomé and Príncipe. 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 São Tomé and Príncipe 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 São Tomé and Príncipe, please contact us.

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