EOR Solutions

DRC Employer of Record (EOR) Services

Compliantly hire and pay employees in DRC. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers employer of record solutions in Democratic Republic of the Congo. 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 DRC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the second-largest country in Africa and one of the continent’s most resource-rich nations. However, doing business in the country has been challenging due to various factors such as political instability, corruption, and poor infrastructure. According to the World Bank’s latest index on the ease of doing business, the DRC ranks 175th out of 190 countries.

The low ranking implies that international organizations operating in the DRC face several challenges such as bureaucratic procedures, difficulties in obtaining permits and licenses, and delays in customs clearance. This can make it challenging to set up and operate a business in the country.

With Breedj’s Democratic Republic of the Congo EOR services, international organizations can overcome these challenges and enter the market with ease. Our team of local experts is well-versed in the local regulations, procedures, and customs, which ensures a smooth entry into the market. Our extensive network of contacts also allows us to help our clients navigate the local business environment and build relationships with local partners.

Although the DRC’s low ranking in the ease of doing business index may present challenges to international organizations looking to expand into the country, Breedj’s EOR services offer a reliable and efficient solution to help our clients succeed in the market.

Hiring in DRC

For global companies looking to hire in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), there are two options: setting up their own entity or using an EOR solution like Breedj. While setting up an entity in the DRC can provide greater control over operations, it is a time-consuming and costly process that involves navigating complex legal and regulatory requirements. Furthermore, companies that set up their own entity run the risk of non-compliance with local labor laws and may face penalties and legal action.

Using Breedj’s EOR services in the DRC offers a more efficient and cost-effective solution for hiring employees. As an EOR partner, Breedj serves as the legal employer of record for our clients’ employees, allowing them to focus on their core business activities while we handle all local payroll and employment-related matters.

Breedj’s EOR services in the DRC include comprehensive support for employee onboarding, payroll management, benefits administration, and compliance with local labor laws. Our team of experts ensures that our clients’ employees are legally compliant and receive competitive salaries and benefits packages.

When it comes to hiring, using an EOR solution like Breedj offers a more efficient, cost-effective, and legally compliant option for global companies. Our EOR services provide a seamless way for companies to enter the DRC market and access the local talent pool without the risks and costs associated with setting up their own entity.

Country fact sheet


Congolese franc (CDF)




89 million (2021)


Central Africa


GMT +1 and GMT +2 (The country spans multiple time zones.)

Official languages


Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in DRC

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 DRC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has a complex set of statutory labor laws that companies must comply with when hiring employees. Breedj’s EOR services in the DRC ensure that our clients’ employees are fully compliant with local labor laws and regulations.

Employee Probation Period: The DRC’s labor laws allow for a maximum probation period of 1 month for an unskilled laborer without specialization and 6 months for other employees.

Annual Leave: In the DRC, the duration of annual leave must be at least one day for every month of effective service for workers over the age of 18. For workers under the age of 18, the duration must be at least one and a half days. The annual leave duration is increased by one day per month every 5 years of seniority in the same employer or replaced employer.

Maternity Leave: Upon pregnancy, women in the DRC have the right to suspend their work for 14 consecutive weeks, with a maximum of eight weeks post-pregnancy and six before childbirth. During this period, whether the child lives or not, the employee is entitled to two-thirds of her salary and continuation of the contractual benefits.

Paternity Leave: Fathers in the DRC have the right to a minimum of 2 days of mandatory paid paternity leave.

Sick Leave: The DRC’s labor laws provide for paid sick leave, with a maximum duration of 6 months.

Breedj’s EOR services in the DRC ensure that our clients’ employees are fully compliant with the country’s complex set of labor laws and regulations. From employee probation periods to maternity and paternity leave, we have a thorough understanding of the local regulations and ensure our clients’ compliance with these laws. By partnering with Breedj, companies can focus on their core business activities while leaving the legal and regulatory matters to us.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

12 days

Sick leave

6 months

Maternity leave

14 weeks

Paternity leave

2 days

Employee probation

1 to 6 months

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Social security in DRC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has a social security system that comprises several branches, including the National Insurance Fund (Institut National de Sécurité Sociale or INSS), the National Office for Professional Training (Institut National de Préparation Professionnelle or INPP), and the National Office of Employment (Office National de l’Emploi or ONEM).

INSS: The INSS provides coverage for family benefits, pensions, and occupational risks. The Prime Minister of the DRC signed the Decree n°18/041, dated 24 November 2018, which fixed the rates of social contributions. The rates of social contributions are set as follows:

  • 1.5% borne by the employer (branch of occupational risks).
  • 5% borne by the employer (pension branch).
  • 5% borne by the worker (pension branch).
  • 6.5% exclusively borne by the employer (family benefits branch).


INPP: The INPP contribution is paid only by the employer at:

  • 3% for state-owned companies and private companies with up to 50 employees.
  • 2% for private companies with 51 to 300 employees.
  • 1% for private companies with over 300 employees.


ONEM: The ONEM contribution is paid only by the employer at 0.2%.

At Breedj, we understand the complexities of the social security system in the DRC and ensure that our clients comply with the local regulations. We handle all aspects of social security contributions, including the calculation and payment of contributions, and ensuring that our clients’ employees receive the benefits they are entitled to.

Navigating the social security system in the DRC can be complex, but Breedj’s EOR services ensure that our clients comply with the regulations and provide their employees with the benefits they deserve. Our team of experts handles all social security-related matters, leaving our clients to focus on their 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 DRC

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.