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Setting up a company in Congo : Human resources management

Working Contracts
Employment contracts can be either oral or written. An employment contract must be in written if it is concluded for a fixed term or for a specific task.
Minimum Wage
The minimum monthly salary in the private sector was XAF 90,000 in 2019 (OLI, latest data available).
Average Wage
Salaries in the Republic of the Congo differ significantly between different jobs. According to, in 2021 the median salary is around XAF 474,000.
Legal Weekly Duration
According to art. 105 of the Labour Code, the maximum legal weekly working duration is 40 hours.
For agricultural enterprises, the employment hours duration is calculated by year, with a maximum of 2,400 hours.
A rest day per week is mandatory, and it has to consist of at least 24 consecutive hours.
Contributions Paid By the Employer: 22.78% of covered earnings.
Contributions Paid By the Employee: 4% of covered earnings.
Labour Laws
Consult the Labour Code, to obtain a summary of the labour regulations that apply in Congo (in French)

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