Global payroll in Kenya

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

1. Grow your team in Kenya with Rivermate as your global payroll provider

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in , particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in 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. Introduction to global payroll in Kenya

If you are interested in hiring a remote team in Kenya, or even just individual remote employees in Kenya, then you have come to the right place!

Rivermate is an Employer of Record (EOR) that offers Kenya payroll solutions. As a Kenya payroll provider, we will cover everything from salary, benefits, employer-to-employee contributions, and especially payroll compliance in Kenya. We are confident Rivermate’s payroll solutions Kenya will help you grow as a business—because now, you won’t have to worry about your payroll solutions Kenya. We take care of everything payroll!

With Rivermate, you can run Kenya payroll services in just one click—regardless of currency, benefits, insurance, and your local labor laws. Everything is automated. Our priority is for you to focus on your company’s strategy and growth.

Our Rivermate Global Payroll services are made especially for startups and scaleups. We know that startups try to be extra prudent when it comes to choosing a payroll provider, so it is our mission at Rivermate to be your most reliable and cheapest payroll provider option. So if you’re looking for global payroll providers for small businesses, look no further and book a call with us now!

3. How to set up global payroll in Kenya

Once you've determined the best Kenya payroll option for your company, you'll need to collect some information from employees in order to add them to your payroll. Begin by acquiring their personal identification number, tax deduction card, and emergency contact information. When an employee begins working and provides you with their tax deduction card, they become a part of the social security system and are eligible for benefits.

4. Taxation rules for global payroll in Kenya

Currently, both employers and employees contribute 5% of their wages to social security. The country recently raised the rate to 6%, but it has yet to be implemented due to a court decision. In addition, depending on their income, your employees must contribute a percentage of their wages to the National Hospital Insurance Fund. Remember that Kenya has a Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system in place, which means that employers deduct taxes from an employee's salary or wage. To remain compliant, you must perform the necessary calculations.

5. Payroll options for companies in Kenya

Companies that wish to expand their operations globally have four different payroll options in Kenya. These payroll options are:

1. Internal Payroll. This payroll option is applicable for already established companies in Kenya. It includes devoting an entire Human Resources staff to running the company's payroll procedures.

2. Remote Payroll. Smaller firms may lack the capacity to handle their own payroll, but they may add their workers to the parent company's payroll. This action, on the other hand, requires considerable thinking. You must guarantee that you follow the rules and laws of each nation.

Working with a local outsourcing firm is one method to retain money in the local economy, but you'll still need to study all of the local rules and regulations, since you'll be held responsible.

3. Kenya payroll outsourcing: Outsourcing your payroll to an Employer of Record in Kenya, such as Rivermate, is another alternative for Andorra payroll outsourcing. We can manage all aspects of your payroll, including compliance. Send us a note and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

6. Payroll compliance Kenya

It is the obligation of the employer to ensure that all payroll-related transactions are properly documented and recorded. All salaries and compensation payments must adhere to the local minimum wage as well as other applicable laws and regulations.

Rivermate's payroll services in Kenya can assist you in staying in compliance with the country's ever-changing payroll rules. We provide an all-inclusive solution that covers everything from compliance and reporting to salary payments.)

7. How to manage payroll in Kenya

Companies that have a business presence in Kenya have different ways of managing payroll. However, most of the options you have for running payroll in Kenya are either expensive or require establishing a subsidiary in Kenya. The cheapest, most efficient, and most reliable payroll processing system in Kenya is by outsourcing payroll to Employers of Record (EOR) in Kenya. Rivermate is one of those Employers of Record.

At Rivermate, we offer you the most efficient, most compliant, and cheapest HR and Payroll Management services in Kenya. We do this by taking care of your payroll-related needs, such as keeping track of your employees’ financial records, including incentives, gross and net salary, and payslips, all the while staying compliant with the labor laws in Kenya. Because we do your online payroll management for you, you can have absolute focus on your business’ strategy and growth.

Rivermate is all about growth through collaboration and we achieve this by offering the most reliable yet cheapest services for managing payroll for small businesses in Kenya.

8. Entitlement and termination terms in Kenya

When an employer considers terminating an employee for misconduct, poor performance, or physical incapacity to perform tasks, the company must first hold a hearing. The employee has the right to be represented at the hearing by a union representative or another employee.

A letter of termination with justification must be issued. When an employer initiates the termination of an employment agreement, the company is required to pay the employee's final earnings on the termination date.

If the employee has worked for the employer for more than four weeks, the employer is required to provide a certificate of employment upon the termination of the employment agreement.

9. Compensation in Kenya

The monthly minimum wage varies by industry as well as geographical location. Currently, the minimum wage ranges from 13,572.90 KES for a cleaner or gardener to 30,627.45 KES for a cashier or heavy commercial driver.

10. Working hours and overtime in Kenya

The standard work week varies by industry but is typically between 40 and 52 hours over six days. Night shift employees can work up to 60 hours per week. The night shift is from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Employees 16 years of age or younger are permitted to work up to 36 hours per week.

11. Employee benefits in Kenya

Kenya's social security system provides mandatory benefits such as old-age, disability, sickness, death, maternity, work injury, unemployment, and medical care to various groups of people such as children, employed, unemployed, retired, or elderly people.

12. Why choose Rivermate as your global payroll provider in Kenya

Establishing an entity in to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into 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 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 via our Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO solution.

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