Chad

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The GPS Country Snapshot includes 25 sections of information about labor law compliance in Chad. See a sample of popular sections below.

Termination of Employment

Per Chadian Labor Law, termination of an employment contract for an indefinite period does not become effective until the expiration of a notice period. The notice period begins on the day on which the letter notifying the dismissal is presented to the employee's home or on the day it is delivered directly to the employee by hand with receipt.

A dismissed employee is entitled to a notice of one month if the employee has at least one year of service in the company, two months' notice when the employee has at least three years of service in the company, and 15 days' notice in all other cases. An employee who has committed gross negligence justifying their dismissal is not entitled to notice, subject to the assessment of the competent court with regard to the seriousness of the fault.

Work Permits

Foreign workers require a pre-employment authorization from the National Office for the Promotion of Employment. Employers have the responsibility to apply for the foreign employee's visa for the duration of the fixed-term contract.

The employer must notify the National Office for the Promotion of Employment within 15 days after the termination of an employment contract with a foreign national. Work permits are valid for 1 year and are renewable.

Paid Annual Leave

Per Chadian Labor Law, female employees are entitled to 14 weeks of maternity leave. An employer may not allow a pregnant employee to work in the four weeks preceding the presumed date of delivery, as well as in the six weeks following childbirth. Employees have a right to suspend their employment contracts for six weeks before delivery and eight weeks after delivery. Employers are responsible for paying 50% of their employee's last daily earnings for the duration of maternity leave if the employee qualifies for social insurance benefits.

Working Hours

Per Chadian labor law, the regular working hours for employees in non-agricultural establishments cannot exceed 39 hours per week. Any work done beyond this limit is considered to be overtime. The duration of overtime work performed by an employee cannot be more than 94 hours in a year. In agricultural establishments, the working hours cannot exceed 2,400 hours in a year. 

Maternity Leave

Per Chadian Labor Law, female employees are entitled to 14 weeks of maternity leave. An employer may not allow a pregnant employee to work in the four weeks preceding the presumed date of delivery, as well as in the six weeks following childbirth. Employees have a right to suspend their employment contracts for six weeks before delivery and eight weeks after delivery. Employers are responsible for paying 50% of their employee's last daily earnings for the duration of maternity leave if the employee qualifies for social insurance benefits.

Minimum Wage

Chadian labor law provides the following types of wages: Guaranteed Interprofessional Minimum Wage (SMIG) and Guaranteed Minimum Wage Agricultural (SMAG).

The minimum wages were last set in 2011 and are currently:

  • The SMIG is XAF 355 (Central African CFA francs) per hour for employees working for 39 hours per week.
    • The minimum wage for non-agricultural employees who are paid monthly is XAF 59,995 
  • The SMAG is XAF 302.80 per hour.
    • The minimum wage for agricultural employees who are paid monthly is XAF 60,560.

Country Profile

The GPS Country Profile contains detailed information on over 60 topics related to labor law compliance within Chad.
  • Type of Employment Relationship
  • Permanent Employment
  • Fixed-Term or Specific-Purpose Contracts
  • Temporary Employment Contracts
  • Part-time Employment
  • Young Worker Employment
  • Vendors and Independent Contractors
  • Types of Contracts
  • Probationary Period
  • Termination of the Contract of Employment
  • Grounds for Termination
  • Notice of Dismissal
  • Fair Dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Suspension of Contract of Employment
  • Severance Benefits
  • Hours of Work
  • Work Week and Timekeeping
  • Night Work and Shift Work
  • Overtime
  • Remote Work
  • Required Time Off
  • Public Holidays
  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Maternity
  • Other Forms of Leave
  • Social Insurance and Retirement
  • Social Security Contribution
  • National Retirement Scheme
  • Dependents’/Survivors Benefit
  • Life and Disability Insurance/Benefit
  • Statutory Allowances
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Minimum Wage (Basic Wage)
  • Bonuses, Profit Sharing and Other Compensation
  • Medical Insurance
  • Work Environment
  • Workplace Safety and Health
  • Prohibition of Discrimination
  • Prohibition of Harassment
  • Data Protection and Privacy
  • Whistleblowers and Retaliation
  • Workers’ representation in the organization
  • Freedom of Association
  • Registration and Recognition of Unions
  • Trade Union Personality
  • Collective Bargaining and Agreements
  • Disputes and Settlements
  • Strikes and Lockouts
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Taxation of Compensation and Benefits
  • Income Tax
  • Taxation of Employee Benefits
  • Tax Filing and Payment Procedures
  • Double Tax Relief and Tax Treaties
  • Visas and Work Permits
  • Visas
  • Work Permits and Residence Permits

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