EOR Solutions

Burundi Employer of Record (EOR) Services

Compliantly hire and pay employees in Burundi. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers employer of record solutions in Burundi. Through the Breedj platform, businesses of all sizes can compliantly hire and pay local nationals and expats alike.

Our platform provides a range of comprehensive solutions that simplifies EOR processes, allowing your business to operate seamlessly and in full compliance with local employment laws.

Ease of doing business in Burundi

According to the World Bank’s latest Ease of Doing Business index, Burundi ranks 167 out of 190 countries, indicating a challenging business environment. This ranking takes into account factors such as starting a business, obtaining construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, obtaining credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, and resolving insolvency. International organizations looking to establish a presence in Burundi may face several obstacles, including lengthy registration processes, bureaucratic hurdles, and limited access to finance.

With Breedj’s Burundi employer of record solutions, international organizations can overcome these challenges and enjoy the benefits of operating in the country without having to establish their own entity. Our expert team has the knowledge and experience to navigate the local business landscape, ensuring that your operations are compliant with local laws and regulations.

Hiring in Burundi

For global companies looking to hire in Burundi, there are two options: setting up their own entity or using an EOR solution. While establishing a local entity may seem like a straightforward approach, it can be a complex and time-consuming process that requires extensive knowledge of local laws and regulations. Companies that choose this route also assume full responsibility for compliance with local labor laws and social security obligations. Failure to adhere to these regulations can result in significant financial penalties and reputational damage.

Using Breedj’s Burundi EOR services is the preferred option for many international organizations. Our EOR solution allows you to hire employees without establishing a local entity, while we take care of all the legal and administrative tasks, including payroll management, tax withholding, and social security contributions. Our team has a thorough understanding of local labor laws, ensuring compliance and minimizing any risks associated with operating in Burundi. 

By partnering with Breedj, you can rest assured that your employees are being managed in full compliance with local laws and regulations, allowing you to focus on your core business activities. Choose Breedj as your employer of record partner in Burundi, and take the first step towards a successful and compliant expansion of your business.

Country fact sheet


Burundian franc (BIF)




11.9 million (2021)


East Africa



Official languages

French, English, Kirundi

Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Burundi

By partnering with Breedj, you can eliminate the need to establish an in-country entity, and thus, saving valuable time and resources while benefiting from our local expertise to guarantee full compliance for your business operations.

Our platform has been designed to seamlessly take care of every aspect of the local employment environment, while you focus on your core operations.

Employment contracts

We handle employment contracts for both global employees and contractors.

Guaranteed compliance

Breedj ensures full compliance with your workers' local labor laws.

Global payroll

Our platform ensures accurate and timely international salary payments.

Legal expertise

Leverage Breedj's extensive expertise to navigate diverse employment laws.

Tax & contributions

Breedj handles tax & mandatory contributions as required by local labor laws.

Multiple currencies

Your workers are paid in their local currency, directly to their bank account.

Statutory labor laws in Burundi

As an employer in Burundi, it’s essential to understand the statutory labor laws to ensure compliance with local regulations. The following are some of the key labor laws that employers should be aware of:

Employee probation period: According to Burundian labor laws, the probationary period for an employee cannot exceed 12 months.

Annual leave in Burundi: Employees are entitled to 20 days of paid annual leave (equivalent to one and two-thirds of a day for every month of service) after completing 12 months of continuous service.

Maternity leave in Burundi: Female employees are entitled to 12 weeks of maternity leave, with the possibility of extension to 14 weeks. Of this, at least 6 weeks must be taken after the birth.

Paternity leave in Burundi: Male employees are entitled to four days of fully paid paternity leave on the birth of a child.

Sick leave in Burundi: Employees are entitled to a minimum income during the first six months of illness. This income should be at least 45 percent of the minimum wage. Burundian labor laws also allow for a system that guarantees 60 percent of the last wages during the first six months of illness, or even during the first year. Employees must also be entitled to paid sick leave.

At Breedj, we have extensive knowledge of local labor laws and regulations, and we can help ensure that your business operations comply with all statutory requirements, thanks to our employer of record solutions in Burundi. 

Labor regulations

Annual leave

20 days

Sick leave

Income based

Maternity leave

12 weeks

Paternity leave

4 days

Employee probation

1 to 12 months

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Social security in Burundi

Social security contributions are mandatory in Burundi, and it’s essential for employers to understand the contribution rates and caps. The social security contribution is 10% and is split between the employer and the employee. The employer contribution is 6% of the employee’s salary, while the employee’s contribution is 4%. The total contribution is capped at BIF 450,000 per month.

Additionally, there is an additional 3% contribution by the employer, capped at BIF 80,000 per month. This additional contribution goes towards a retirement fund for employees, known as the Pension Fund for Employees (Caisse de Pension des Employes – CAPE). Employers are required to register their employees for social security contributions within 30 days of their employment start date.

At Breedj, we understand the importance of complying with social security regulations in Burundi, and we can help ensure that your business is fully compliant. Our EOR solutions take care of all social security contributions, including registration and filing of social security taxes, ensuring that your employees are fully covered by the social security system. 

We also offer guidance on the social security system and can help with any related issues or queries. Choose Breedj as your employer of record partner in Burundi, and benefit from our expertise in managing social security obligations, allowing you to focus on your core business activities.

Breedj's platform

Current coverage

54 countries

Focus region


Salary payments

Supports multiple currencies

Time to market

Onboard workers in less than 24 hours

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Global expansion simplified

Confidently expand to Burundi

Breedj stands out as the preferred global employment solutions provider for several reasons, offering organizations a competitive edge with a range of scalable global employment solutions.

Cost effective

Drastically reduce administrative and overhead costs related to managing global employees.

100% compliant

Stay up to date with the ever changing global legislations, policies and local labor laws.

Peace of mind

Get direct access to our global employment experts to mitigate legal risks and penalties.

Fast-track market entry

Bypass the complexities associated with establishing a branch office or in-country.

Help emerging countries

Encourage growth and uplift lesser served regions by giving a job to talented remote professionals.

Support United Nations development goals

Directly support at least four sustainable development goals, simply by using our platform.