Country Payroll Guide Rwanda
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- Rwandan franc (Rfr)
- the standard rate is 18%
- Minimum Wage
There is national minimum wage in Rwanda, the minimum wage is dependent on the industry.
- Payroll Cycle
- Bi-Weekly, Monthly
- 13th Salary
Common but not mandatory.
- Employee Income Tax (1)
- Up to 30,000 Rfr - 0%
- Employee Income Tax (2)
- 30,001 - 100,000 Rfr - 20%
- Employee Income Tax (3)
- Over 100,001 Rfr - 30%
- General Working Hours
45 hours per week.
Overtime rates are outlined in the employment contract.
- Paid Time Off
Employees are entitled to at least 18 days of annual leave per year. Employees under 18 years of age are entitled to at least 24 days.
- Public Holidays
- Sick Days
Employees are entitled to 15 days of sick leave once they have provided a medical certificate. For long-term sick leave, the employee may receive up to three months paid sick leave and three months unpaid.
- Maternity Leave
12 weeks of fully paid maternity leave, with two weeks being taken prior to the due date.
- Paternity Leave
Up to four days of paternity leave.
- Parental Leave
There are no provisions in the law regarding parental leave.
- Termination Process
Employment contracts may be terminated for just cause, and a written notice should be given to the employee, unless dismissal is due to serious misconduct.
- Notice Period
- Less than one year of service: 15 days notice
- More than one year of service: one month notice
- Severance Pay
Once an employee has completed one year of service they are entitled to the following rates of severance pay:
- Less than five years of service: one month’s salary
- Five to 10 years of service: two months’ salary
- 10-15 years’ service: three months’ salary
- 15-20 years’ service: four months’ salary
- 20-25 years’ service: five months’ salary
- 25+ years’ service: six months’ salary
- Probation Period
Up to 6 months.
- Employment Visa
Most foreign nationals are required to apply for a visa to enter and stay in Rwanda. They also need a work permit, as a visa only allows entry to the country but not employment. Work permits are split into categories, but the two main options are temporary or permanent.