Remote’s guide to employing in

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

  • Capital City

    Freetown

  • Currency

    Sierra Leonean leone (Le, SLL)

  • Languages

    Krio and English

  • Population size

    8,059,155

Services available in this country:
Contractor Management

Facts & Stats

Sierra Leone Map Illustration
  • Capital City

    Freetown

  • Currency

    Sierra Leonean leone (Le, SLL)

  • Languages

    Krio and English

  • Population size

    8,059,155

  • Ease of doing business

    Below average

  • Cost of living index

    N/A

  • Payroll frequency

    N/A

  • VAT - standard rate

    15%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    5.5 (2019)

Grow your team in Sierra Leone with Remote

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

Note that we are busy building our own entity in Sierra Leone 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 Sierra Leone, 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 Sierra Leone 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

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

Competitive benefits package in Sierra Leone

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 Sierra Leone, 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

Fair Pricing in Sierra Leone

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors

US$29

per contractor/month

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Top features

  • 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

Global Payroll

Consolidate your multi-country payroll

US$50

per employee/month

Top features

  • 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

Manage all of your employees in one place

Free
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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