Employer of Record in Gambia

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Rivermate's Employer of Record (EOR) solution helps companies hire remote employees in Gambia . We take care of global payroll, taxes, benefits, compliance and HR activities. So you can focus on growing your business. Our Employer of Record (EOR) solution is beneficial to companies that want to hire remote employees in a breeze. On this page you will find employment information for Gambia.

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1. Grow your team in Gambia with Rivermate as your Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in Gambia , particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in Gambia effectively, conveniently, and in full compliance with all relevant labor laws using Rivermate's global Employer of Record (EOR) solution. We handle the responsibilities and legal risks associated with foreign employment so you can concentrate on growing your company.

2. Summary

The Gambia, formally the Republic of the Gambia, is a West African nation. Except for its western shore on the Atlantic Ocean, it is the smallest nation on the African mainland and is bordered by Senegal. The Gambia is located on both sides of the lower portions of the Gambia River, which runs through the country's center and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. It has a land area of 10,689 square kilometers (4,127 square miles) and a population of 1,857,181 according to the April 2013 census. Banjul is the Gambian capital and the biggest urban region in the nation. Serekunda and Brikama are the two major cities.

The Portuguese were the first Europeans to explore the Gambian territory in 1455, but they never developed significant commerce there. The Gambia was admitted to the British Empire in 1765 with the formation of the Gambia. The Gambia won independence in 1965 under the leadership of Dawda Jawara, who reigned until Yahya Jammeh took control in a bloodless revolution in 1994. After beating Jammeh in the December 2016 elections, Adama Barrow became The Gambia's third president in January 2017. Jammeh originally accepted the results before refusing to leave office, resulting in a constitutional crisis and military intervention by the Economic Community of the West African States, which ended in his ouster two days after his tenure was set to expire.

The Gambia's economy is driven by agriculture, fishing, and, most notably, tourism. In 2015, 48.6 percent of the population was poor. Poverty was considerably more prevalent in rural regions, accounting for about 70% of the population.

Hiring talented employees in a short span is not an easy task. Partnering with an Employer of Record (EOR) like Rivermate in Gambia is your best option, giving your organization enough time to focus on other aspects of international expansions like project management and inventory management. The EOR takes care of all the compliance and legal issues while helping you speed up hiring using their knowledge of domestic employment practices and virtual onboarding tools. Top EORs also have provisions for the e-signing of documents to enable faster onboarding.

3. Public holidays

4. Types of leave

There is no information about the types of leave for this country.

Paid time off

An employee's yearly leave is defined by the terms of their employment contract between the employee and the company. Annual leave is compensated at 100% of the employee's regular salary. If a public holiday falls within an employee's yearly leave, he or she is entitled to an additional day's salary as compensation.

Public holidays

New Year’s Day

Independence Day

Good Friday

Easter Monday

Labour Day

Laylat al-Qadr

Eid al-Fitr

Africa Day

Revolution Day

Eid al-Adha

Assumption Day


Prophets Birthday


Sick days

An employee's sick leave is governed by their employment contract or a collective bargaining agreement. The work contract also determines the rate at which sick leave is paid.

Maternity leave

Female employees who meet the requirements are entitled to 12 weeks of paid maternity leave. The first six weeks are taken prior to the kid's expected due date, and the last six weeks are taken after the kid is delivered. The company covers the entire cost of the employee's wage. Female employees must have worked for the same employer for two years prior to taking the leave to be eligible.

Paternity leave

There are no provisions in the Gambian law regarding paternity leave.

Parental leave

Other than the already mentioned terms regarding maternity and paternity leaves, there are no other provisions in the law in Gabon regarding parental leave.

Other leave

5. Employment termination

There is no information about employment information for this country.

Termination process

Fixed-term employment contracts may be cancelled by either the employer or the employee at the end of the contract period. During the probationary phase, either side may terminate the employment contract without cause. Additionally, an employer may remove an employee without notice for extreme wrongdoing. Employers are required to submit a written explanation for a significant misconduct termination upon the terminated employee's request. Employees who have been terminated for serious misconduct have the right to react to the employer's allegations. For non-serious misconduct occurring outside of the probation period, either the employer or employee may terminate the employment contract by providing notice.

Notice period

A fixed-term contract has a 14-day notice period. For an indefinite length contract, the notice period is determined by the employee's tenure and the salary payment interval.

Probation period

The probationary period cannot exceed 12 months for skilled workers.

Severance pay

Dismissals for redundancy are governed by special rules.

6. Working hours

There is no information about the working hours for this country.

General working schedule

Monday through Friday, the standard workday is eight hours.

Gambia places restrictions and requirements on the employment of young workers. Violations of these rules may result in severe penalties. Employment requires a minimum age of sixteen.


Gambia's labor law is silent on work hour limits, overtime, rest periods, and work schedules in general.

7. Minimum wage

There is no information about the minimum wage for this country.

The minimum wage in The Gambia is 50 dalasi per day, or $1.25. The minimum wage was last changed in 2015, so the employer should keep an eye out for any changes in the coming years. If the employees are members of a trade union or a collective bargaining agreement, the Gambia compensation laws may change (CBA).

8. Employee benefits

There is no information about the employee benefits for this country.

Gambia offers free healthcare to all citizens.

9. Taxes

There is no information about the taxes for this country.

Corporate tax

Companies in Gambia are subject to a corporate tax rate of 31 percent.

Individual income tax

Individuals in Gambia are imposed an income tax rate between 0 percent and 30 percent. The actual percentage depends on the income bracket the individual belongs to.

VAT, GST and sales tax

Gambia does not impose a value-added tax (VAT) or a goods and sales tax (GST).

10. VISA and work permits

There is no information about VISA and work permits for this country.

The Gambia Visa Policy is a collection of regulations and limits that govern whether or not a foreign citizen must apply for a visa to visit Gambia. A visa is a travel authorisation granted by a government to a foreign citizen for admission and stay in that country.

The criteria of the visa are defined by the traveler's citizenship, the purpose of the visit, and the expected period of stay in the nation.

Citizens of around 144 countries and territories are permitted to visit the Gambia without a travel permission or a visa, according to the Gambia Visa Policy. These nationals just need to submit a valid passport to verify their nationality at the port of entry in order to visit the Gambia.

According to the Gambia Visa Policy, passport holders from about seventeen countries may visit Gambia visa-free, however they must get approval from Gambian immigration prior to departure to enter the country.

Only four countries are eligible for Visa on Arrival. After landing in the nation, people of these countries may apply for a visa.

According to the Gambia Visa Policy, people of the remaining countries must apply for an Embassy Visa to enter the country.

According to the Gambia Visa Policy, passport holders from around 104 countries and territories may visit the country without a visa. Citizens of these countries are permitted to visit the Gambia and stay for a maximum of 90 days.

About 17 nations are also visa-free for admission into Gambia, although passport holders from these countries must clear entry with Gambian immigration before leaving their home country.

Citizens of almost four countries may visit the Gambia by applying for a Visa on Arrival and staying for a maximum of 28 days.

Passport holders from the rest of the globe must apply for an Embassy Visa in order to visit the Gambia and remain for a maximum of 30 days.

A valid passport, trip itinerary, aircraft tickets, travel insurance, and lodging information are required to apply for a Gambia Tourist Visa.

A Gambia Tourist Visa may be obtained by visiting the closest Embassy and submitting an application form along with accompanying papers.

11. Employer Of Record service terms

There is no information about the Employer of Record (EoR) service terms for this country.

Employment contracts

Employment contracts in Gambia may be oral or written, but it is essential to have a robust, written contract in English that specifies clearly the conditions of the employee's remuneration, perks, and termination criteria. In the Gambia, an offer letter and job contract should always include the salary and any compensation amounts in Gambian Dalasi rather than a foreign currency.

With Rivermate being your Employer of Record (EoR) in Gambia, you do not have to worry about the employment contracts, as we take care of that.

Minimum assignment length

There is no set length for assignments. This is usually indicated in the employment contract for fixed-term employments.

Payment currency

Gambian Dalasi (GMD)

Euro (EUR)

United States Dollar (USD)

Pound Sterling (GBP)

13.Opening a subsidiary in Gambia

There is no information about the working hours for this country.

How to set up a subsidiary

Every firm moving to The Gambia must choose a city or area that is welcoming to international incorporation. Different areas of The Gambia may have their own The Gambia subsidiary laws on occasion. If you are unfamiliar with the various regions, we suggest dealing with a consultant or lawyer who can assist you in making a decision. Choose an office space in a low-cost, high-availability location with favorable legislation.

In addition to deciding on a location, you must also decide on the sort of entity that is ideal for your company's purposes. According to The Gambia's subsidiary legislation, you may incorporate as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company (LLC), organization, or association. There is no right or incorrect answer, but each organization has its own set of rules that govern what activities you may engage in in the nation.

An LLC is the most popular choice since it provides you with the greatest freedom and flexibility while doing business in The Gambia. You may establish your subsidiary in The Gambia by following these steps:

1. Employ a legal practitioner to draft the memorandum and articles of incorporation.

2. Obtain a federal tax identification number.

3. Fill out business registration paperwork

4. Open a local bank account, pay the minimal income tax, and register your firm.

5. Forms contained in the company's actions should be notarized by a notary public or commissioner of oaths.

6. Obtain an incorporation certificate from the Registrar of Companies at the Ministry of Justice in Banjul.

7. Obtain a municipal trade license from your municipality.

Subsidiary laws

As a private corporation, you must have at least one director and list all directors' names and nationalities in your essential documentation. Every business in The Gambia requires a secretary who is not necessary an employee of the business. Keep in mind that your only director, or an employee operating in that capacity, cannot simultaneously serve as secretary.

Subsidiary laws in The Gambia will also require you to maintain records on:

1. Members

2. Directors

3. Secretaries

4. Mortgages

5. Debts

6. Holdings of directors

7. Minutes of board of directors and members meetings

13. Why choose Rivermate as your Employer of Record / PEO in Gambia

Establishing an entity in Gambia to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in Gambia has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into Gambia simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record (EOR) solutions in Gambia give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business. Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in Gambia via our Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO solution.

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