Remote’s guide to employing in

Algeria
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With localised contracts, easy invoice management, and best-in-class compliance, you can grow your team in Algeria with confidence. Currently, you can hire and manage contractors in Algeria through Remote, but our EOR services are not yet live.

  • Capital City

    Algiers

  • Currency

    Algerian dinar (د.ج, DZD)

  • Languages

    Arabic and Tamazight (Berber)

  • Population size

    44,700,000

Services available in this country:
Contractor Management
A village in the mountains with a mosque in the background.

Facts & Stats

Algeria Map Illustration
  • Capital City

    Algiers

  • Currency

    Algerian dinar (د.ج, DZD)

  • Languages

    Arabic and Tamazight (Berber)

  • Population size

    44,700,000

  • Ease of doing business

    Below average

  • Cost of living index

    28.31 (2021)

  • Payroll frequency

    N/A

  • VAT - standard rate

    19%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    0.8% (2019)

The region of Algeria has enjoyed a long, rich, and tumultuous time of it since the Romans used the lands known as Carthage, Numidia, and Mauretania. These African kingdoms weren’t too friendly with the Romans, and this proud history still holds a strong place in the hearts of the Algerian people.

In recent times, Algeria is better known as Africa’s largest nation. Today’s Algeria is a cultural melting pot where Mediterranean, Arabic, and African cultures mix with echoes of their more recent French colonial past. Outside the capital Algiers, the country is home to some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world where vast deserts blend with craggy mountains, salty chotts, and lush greenery.

The Algerian economy is Africa’s sixth-largest and heavily reliant on energy exports. Algeria holds the 16th largest oil reserves in the world. The rest of the nation’s workforce of 12.2 million people are engaged in mining, agriculture, light manufacturing, and food processing — all of which contribute to Algeria’s continuous growth as an economic powerhouse

Grow your team in Algeria with Remote

You can pay contractors now in Algeria with Remote in some currencies (talk to an expert now for full details).

Note that we are busy building our own entity in Algeria to provide you with the best possible employment solutions for your employees, but our employer of record service is not yet live in this country.

To employ in Algeria, companies must own a local legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solution. Developing the processes required to manage payroll, benefits, taxes, and onboarding in countries like Algeria can get complicated fast, especially without localised expertise.

If you're looking to start hiring in a country like this, partnering with a global employment solution like Remote makes it easy for your company to employ workers quickly, cost-effectively, and in full compliance with all local legislation.

In the countries where we do offer our EOR services, Remote takes on the responsibility and legal risks of international employment so you can focus on hiring great talent and growing your business.

Risks of misclassification

Algeria, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Algeria may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

Employing in Algeria

Provisions for employee protections and workers’ rights are spelled out in the Algerian Constitution as well as a number of government statutes such as the Algerian Labour Code and Law 90-14, which allows for the establishment of worker collectives.

Employees in Algeria enjoy protections against discrimination based on age and race.

Common questions that could come up during the hiring process include the minimum wage, overtime rates, and guaranteed paid time off. Remote can help you offer a complete, competitive, and compliant benefits package to your employees in Algeria.

Minimum wage

The minimum wage in Algeria is fixed at 20,000 dinars ($145.80) per month.

Competitive benefits package in Algeria

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practising “fair equity”, which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

We are still busy building our own entity in Algeria, but our benefits packages for all countries are tailored to fulfil the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Taxes in Algeria

Learn how employment taxes and statutory fees affect your payroll and your employees’ paychecks in Algeria.

  • 26%

    Social security

Types of leave

All employees are entitled to 30 calendar days of fully paid annual leave, or 40, in the case of workers employed in Algeria’s southern provinces.

Employment termination

Termination process

Employment contracts can either be terminated by redundancy or for misconduct and in the latter case, disciplinary options must be considered before an employee is let go. Under Algerian law, terminating an employee without trying to reform them via disciplinary action would constitute unfair dismissal and make you liable to pay them severance compensation.

Notice period

Notice periods in Algeria are structured based on an employee’s skill level and tenure.

General employees are typically entitled to six months’ prior notice plus five days for each year of service, capped at 30 extra days, i.e., six months and 30 days (seven months) maximum for general staff.

Managerial staff are entitled to 12 months’ prior notice plus five days for each year of employment, capped at 30 extra days or roughly 13 months total.

Severance pay

Employees are entitled to a severance package if they’re dismissed without notice or due to liquidation or redundancy.

The basic severance pay is equal to one month’s pay and in addition, employees let go for redundancy or a business liquidation must be paid their salaries for two months, or until they find new employment.

Probation periods

Probation periods can last anywhere from six months for general staff, to 12 months for managerial positions.

Fair Pricing in Algeria

Contractor Management

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USD 29

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  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localised contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility

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USD 50

per employee/month

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  • Reduce costs by centralising payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labour authority reporting handled for you

HRIS

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Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app