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Hire Workers in Nigeria

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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. There are no limits on the duration of such contracts. However, if the employer terminates the agreement before the end of the term, the Worker is due the salary that would have been earned for the remainder of the term.

Worker Classifications

Workers are either governed by the Labour Act or they are not. The Labour Act generally applies to unskilled workers, manual laborers, or those that perform clerical work. All other Workers are outside of the scope of the Labour Act.

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Probationary Periods

Probationary periods are permitted if agreed to in the employment contract. In practice, probationary periods are typically three months. During the probationary period, no notice is required to terminate the employment agreement.


Workers in Nigeria recognize 11 paid public holidays. Holidays are considered 'work free' days.

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Workers governed by the Labour Act are entitled to at least six days of paid annual leave after 12 continuous months of service, which must be taken in the year it is earned unless deferred by mutual agreement for not longer than 24 months. There is no statute mandating paid annual leave for Workers not governed by the Labour Act, but they generally receive 15 to 20 paid working days for each 12 months of service. Accrued but unused leave should be paid at termination.

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Sick Leave

Workers governed by the Labour Act are entitled to a maximum of 12 paid sick days if they provide a doctor’s note. Workers that are not governed by the Labour Act conventionally receive nine to 12 weeks of sick leave in addition to one to two weeks of bereavement leave, as mutually agreed upon in the employment contract.

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There are no statutory provisions on overtime, but it is understood that any hours worked beyond normal fixed working hours are considered overtime. Rules on overtime pay can be mutually agreed to between employer and employee. Particularly in employment contracts for a skilled, professional, or managerial employee, it is common to state that payment for overtime has already been factored into the salary.

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Employer of Record

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

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