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Employer-of-Record (EOR) in Angola: Do You Need One?

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How to stay compliant

Employer-of-Record (EOR) in Angola: Do You Need One?

So you want to hire someone in Angola. Problem is, your company is located somewhere else.

If you’ve done some research, you’ve probably been told you should be using an Employer-of-Record (EOR). Why? Well, if your company isn’t located in Angola, using an EOR can help you bypass the traditional obstacles to hiring full-time employees.

But there’s a catch: EOR solutions in Angola are expensive—usually at least $500 per month per employee—and can take time to set up. And because you’re complying with a different set of labor laws, logistics and benefits can end up costing you lots of time and money. While they will save you time from setting up your own Angolan entity, they’re rarely cheap or fast.

The good news? There’s another way to hire remote workers in Angola, and it doesn’t involve forking out huge amounts of money for an EOR.

The solution: Hire your teammates in Angola as contractors. If you’re hiring remotely and your teammates have autonomy, there’s a good chance you can make compliant contractor hires. You still have to use locally-compliant contracts, but the process is a lot easier, more affordable, and faster.

We built Thera to help you make contractor hires, in 150+ countries (like Angola). So you can hire the people you want on your team, without paying thousands for an EOR. You can get set up in a couple of clicks—and you’ll only pay $49 per contractor per month.

It’s just as easy as it sounds. No catch. Here’s what Thera looks like vs. an EOR in Angola:

Everything you should know about using an EOR in Angola

Are you a business owner or manager considering expanding your operations to Angola? If so, you'll need to navigate the country's complex legal and regulatory landscape. One option for hiring employees in Angola is to use an Employer of Record (EOR). In this post, we'll break down what an EOR is, how it works in Angola, and the legal and regulatory conditions you need to be aware of. We'll also explore why hiring an independent contractor might be a simpler option.

What is an EOR?

An Employer of Record (EOR) is a third-party company that acts as the employer for your workers. The EOR handles all administrative tasks, including payroll, taxes, and compliance with local labor laws. This allows you to focus on your core business activities while the EOR takes care of the administrative details.

How does an EOR work in Angola?

In Angola, an EOR must be registered with the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. The EOR is responsible for obtaining work permits and visas for your employees, as well as registering them with social security and tax authorities. The EOR also handles payroll and tax compliance, ensuring that your employees are paid on time and that all taxes are paid correctly.

Legal and regulatory conditions

Angola has a complex legal and regulatory environment that can be challenging to navigate. There are strict labor laws that govern employment contracts, working hours, and benefits. Failure to comply with these laws can result in fines and legal action. Additionally, Angola has a high tax burden, with both employers and employees required to contribute to social security and other taxes.

Why hiring contractors might be easier than using an EOR

Given the complexity of the legal and regulatory environment in Angola, hiring an independent contractor might be a simpler option. Independent contractors are not subject to the same labor laws and tax requirements as employees. This means that you can avoid the administrative burden of compliance with local laws and regulations. However, it's important to note that there are risks associated with hiring independent contractors, including potential legal and tax issues.

What if I accidentally misclassify my contractors?

We’ve got two pieces of good news for you. For one, if you’re hiring remotely, it’s unlikely you’ll misclassify your contractors. Many of the things that qualify people as employees, such as company equipment and set working hours, don’t typically apply to remote work.

Still, it’s helpful to have the comfort of knowing you’re not at risk for misclassification. That’s why, at Thera, we’ve launched a Misclassification Guarantee: so you can hire contractors abroad, worry-free. Learn more about hiring with Thera below.

Hiring contractors? Thera can save you a ton of time

If you’re hiring contractors, you’re probably spending too much time on their payroll, contracts, and tax documents. Which is why we built Thera, which saves you 90% the time you spend on contractor paperwork each month.

With Thera, you can compliantly hire your contractors in 150+ countries, onboard them in minutes, and pay them all at once (in a click). It’s global contractor payroll, finally simplified.

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