G-P provides employer of record services for customers that want to hire employees and run payroll without first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Seychelles. Your candidate is hired via G-P’ Seychelles 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.
Our comprehensive solution and Global PEO service enable customers to run payroll in Seychelles 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 Seychelles.
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. G-P allows you to harness the talent of the brightest people in more than 185 countries around the world, quickly and painlessly.
Seychelles is a country composed of an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, 932 miles east of Africa. The majority of the islands are uninhabited and many have been designated as nature preserves. 99,000 people live in Seychelles with a median age of 34.
When negotiating terms of an employment contract and offer letter with an employee in Seychelles, it may be useful to keep the following in mind:
Employment Contracts in Seychelles
Fixed term contracts are permitted.
It is legally required to put a written employment contract in place in Seychelles, 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 Seychelles should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Seychellois rupees rather than a foreign currency.
Working Hours in Seychelles
The standard work week may not exceed 60 hours or 12 hours per day.
Overtime is allowed of up to 60 hours per month, or 15 extra hours per week.
Holidays in Seychelles
Seychelles celebrates 12 public holidays:
- New Year
- Labour Day
- Liberation Day
- Constitution Day
- National Day
- Good Friday
- Easter Sunday
- Corpus Christi
- Assumption Day
- All Saints’ Day
- Immaculate Conception
- Christmas Day
Vacation Days in Seychelles
Employees are generally entitled to 21 days of paid annual leave, or 1.75 days per month worked.
Seychelles Sick Leave
In general, employees are entitled to 30 days of paid sick leave per year, or in cases of hospitalization, 60 days.
Maternity/Paternity Leave in Seychelles
Female employees are generally entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave. 12 additional weeks may be taken unpaid either before or after the paid leave. Employees may not return to work until the end of their paid leave.
Health Insurance in Seychelles
Seychelles has free universal healthcare, although private healthcare services are also available.
Annual bonuses are common in Seychelles and the government is considering extending the mandatory 13th month bonus to the private sector in 2017.
Termination/Severance in Seychelles
Probationary periods are permitted.
Employers should provide one month notice to employees working under a fixed-term contract if they intend not to renew the contract.
If terminating an employee for just cause, the employer must give the following notice:
- Casual worker: one day
- Worker on probation: seven days
- Any other Seychellois worker: one month’s notice
- Non-Seychellois worker who is also not a casual worker and not on probation: term as specified in the employment contract, or if none specified, one month’s notice
Severance pay may be due to the employee and depends upon the method of termination.
Paying Taxes in Seychelles
Employers and employees each contribute 2% of wages to the pension fund.
Employers also contribute 20% of salaries to social security; employees contribute 2.5% of their salaries to social security.
This information is provided as generally accepted information and is not intended as advisory services.
Establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Seychelles to engage a small team is time-consuming, expensive and complex. Labor law in Seychelles has strong worker protections, requiring great attention to detail and an understanding of local best practices. G-P makes it painless and easy to expand into Seychelles. 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 Seychelles PEO and Global Employer of Record solution provides you peace of mind so that you can focus on running your company.
If you would like to discuss how G-P can provide a seamless employee leasing or PEO solution for hiring employees in Seychelles, please contact us.