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Hire Workers in Kenya

Looking to conquer the world of business without getting tangled up in international employment complexities?

Look no further than TCWGlobal! The best payrolling and global employer of record in Kenya.

No cultural barrier or legal obstacle will stand in your way with us by your side. We will tailor our services to fit your unique needs and help you shine no matter where you want to operate in the world.

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Fixed-Term Contracts

Fixed term contracts are permitted in Kenya. The term must be specified and generally are more than three months but less than six months. Repeated renewals of fixed term contracts are permitted but may create an expectation of future renewals. A fixed term contract may include a probationary period as outlined below. After the probationary period, 30 days notice or pay in lieu is required to terminate the agreement. The termination procedure is dependent upon the reason for the termination. If the agreement is not ended early, it will expire at the end of the term.

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Probationary Periods

Probationary periods may be contracted for up to six months in either a fixed term or a permanent contract. With the Worker’s consent, the period may be extended to one year. A Worker may be terminated during a probationary period with seven days’ notice or pay in lieu. A reason must be provided for the termination, or it may be deemed unfair.


In Kenya, most Workers recognize 11 paid public holidays. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the next working day will be recognized as a holiday. Double-pay is due for work performed on a public holiday.

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Workers are entitled to a minimum of 21 days’ leave for every year of service, which in most cases must be taken no later than 12 months after the end of the leave cycle. Accrual of leave begins after the first month. Vacation should be taken in a single consecutive period. Up to seven days may be carried over but must be used within 18 months. After 18 months, accrued leave is considered forfeited. Accrued but unused leave must be paid at the time of termination or resignation.

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Sick Leave

After two months of service, Workers are entitled to seven days of full pay leave and seven days of half pay leave for every twelve months of service. Employers may request a certificate of incapacity to work.

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Excess hours are compensated at 150%. Work performed on a Worker’s normal rest day is compensated at 200%. Workers may not work more than 6 overtime hours per week. There are no statutory exemptions for overtime.

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Employer of Record

Creating a worldwide workforce is a continuous process that extends beyond a contract.

TCWGlobal surpasses the typical employer of record (EOR) by ensuring that your team receives personalized attention, ranging from smooth payrolling management to customized benefits based on your specific needs and location.

  • Hire compliantly in 150 countries
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  • Remove the risk from your organization

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