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Cote D'Ivoire

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Spoken Language

French is the official language. Two major languages are used too : Malinke (North) + Akan (South and Center)



Average hours & Overtime

Regular hours and overtime pay rates are set in the employment contracts or collective bargaining agreements. A full time job is 40 hours per week (5 days) excluding 1 hour lunch break.

Wages and salaries

There is a mandated minimum wage of 60.000 XOF gross per month (= 109.19 USD / month)

Observed National Holidays and vacation

New Year’s Day
Easter Monday
Labor Day
The day after the night of fate
Eid al-Fitr
Whit Monday
Tabaski festival
National Holiday
The day after the birth of the Prophet Muhammad
Celebration of Toussaint
Peace Day

Paid Leave

After 12 months in service, employees are entitled to one full month of holidays.
Employees have the right to take 10 paid off for exceptional reasons agreed by the employer
Paternity leave is 2 days

Expats, Visas, & Work Permits

Employers are responsible for obtaining work & residence permits for their expatriate employees. Foreign investors must be granted expatriate quota approval to employ expatriates.

Termination Notice

Notice period depends on the contractual agreement but ranges from 1 week to 6 month.

Statutory Deductions

I.T.S (1,2%)
CN (Barema)
I.G.R (Barema)
CNPS Retirement (7,7%)
CNPS Work accident (5%)
CNPS Family allowance (5,75%)
Public health insurance
Tax on Salary (1,2%)
FDFP TA (0,4%)
FDFP FPC (1,2%)
Private Insurance
Paid holidays provision (8,33%)
Precarity allowance (3%)
13th month (75% of categorical salary)

Health Insurance

Provision of health insurance for employees is a common practice, but it is not mandatory. Most of the time employers offers a 80% coverage health insurance

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