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- Burundian Franc (BIF)
- the standard rate is 18%
- Social Security
- Social Security - 6% (with an additional 3% for hazardous jobs)
- Total Employment Cost
- Total Employment Cost - 9%
- Minimum Wage
Burundi does not have a national minimum wage.
- Payroll Cycle
- 13th Salary
Not required by law.
- Employee Income Tax (1)
- Up to 1800000 BIF - 0%
- Employee Income Tax (2)
- 1800001 - 3600000 BIF - 20%
- Employee Income Tax (3)
- 3600000 BIF and above - 30%
- General Working Hours
45 hours per week.
An employee cannot work overtime for more than 15 hours a week, and 150 hours per year.
- Paid Time Off
20 days per year.
- Public Holidays
- Sick Days
Maximum of three months in one year, at a rate of 66.7% of the employees regular wage.
- Maternity Leave
12 weeks, that can be extended to 14 weeks. Six weeks have to be taken after the birth. This should be paid at 50% of the employee’s regular salary.
- Paternity Leave
Four fully paid days after the birth of a child.
- Parental Leave
There are no statutory laws regarding parental leave.
- Termination Process
The following notice periods for termination must be followed:
- One month’s notice for less than three years of service.
- One and a half month’s notice for three to five years of service.
- Two months for five to 10 years of service.
- Three months for over 10 years of service
- Notice Period
Between one to three months, depending on the length of service.
- Severance Pay
- One month’s pay for employees with three to five years of service.
- Two month’s pay for employees with five to 10 years of service.
- Three month’s pay for employees with more than 10 years of service.
- Probation Period
- Employment Visa
To work in Burundi, foreign employees must have a work visa and residence permit.