EOR Solutions

Sao Tome and Principe Employer of Record (EOR) Services

Compliantly hire and pay employees in Sao Tome and Principe. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers employer of record solutions in Sao Tome and Principe. 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 Sao Tome and Principe

The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index for 2020 positions Sao Tome and Principe at 170th out of a total of 190 countries. While this rank could be viewed as a daunting indicator of business complexity, it’s important to note that challenges often serve as stepping stones to meaningful opportunities. 

At Breedj, we specialize in turning these challenges into advantages. Our comprehensive knowledge of the local business landscape enables us to guide your enterprise through the maze of bureaucratic formalities, complex regulations, and local labor laws, thereby assuring a compliant and hassle-free setup for your business.

Hiring in Sao Tome and Principe

When considering business expansion into Sao Tome and Principe, the process of recruiting and managing local talent can often be convoluted, given the unique mix of legal stipulations and cultural norms. That’s where Breedj’s EOR services come into play. 

By partnering with us, you delegate the HR complexities—from drafting locally compliant employment contracts to administering benefits and handling payroll—to a team of experts well-versed in the Sao Tomean employment landscape. Our platform handles Employer of record in Sao Tome and Principe, which not only expedites your market entry but also liberates your internal resources to focus on strategic growth and local engagement.

Country fact sheet


São Tomé and Príncipe dobra (STN)


São Tomé


219,000 (2021)


Central Africa



Official languages


Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Sao Tome and Principe

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 Sao Tome and Principe

Compliance with Sao Tome and Principe’s labor laws is non-negotiable for businesses seeking a stable and lawful operation. Here are some key statutory elements to be aware of:

Employee Probation Period: Typically, the probationary period in Sao Tome and Principe lasts for up to 90 days. It’s crucial for employers to respect this timeframe to ensure that they are in full legal compliance, thereby reducing the risk of future disputes or litigation.

Annual Leave Entitlements: Sao Tome and Principe’s labor laws specify that employees are entitled to at least 20 working days of paid annual leave, exclusive of public holidays. Advanced planning around these leaves is essential to maintain optimal productivity and operational smoothness.

Maternity Leave: Generally, women in Sao Tome and Principe are eligible for a 12-week maternity leave that is fully paid. Proper accounting for this in your HR policies is a compliance prerequisite and contributes to employee satisfaction.

Paternity Leave: While the labor law provides a brief paternity leave window, often between 2 to 5 days, this duration can often be tailored through individual agreements between the employer and employee.

Sick Leave: Sao Tomean law permits full or partially paid sick leave, often up to 15 days. Understanding and planning for this provision is vital to ensure a harmonious work environment.

Our team at Breedj works diligently to keep your business aligned with these labor laws, thereby eliminating the risks of non-compliance and the ensuing potential legal challenges. You can seamlessly handle your workforce since our platform covers employer of record in Sao Tome and Principe.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

20 days

Sick leave

15 days

Maternity leave

12 weeks

Paternity leave

2 to 5 days

Employee probation

Up to 3 months

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Social security in Sao Tome and Principe

In Sao Tome and Principe, social security contributions are not just a legal requirement but also a key aspect that shapes the employer-employee relationship. Generally, the employer is responsible for contributing a stipulated percentage of an employee’s gross salary to social security, while the employee also contributes a smaller fraction. Managing these social security contributions can be cumbersome and fraught with complexity. 

However, with Breedj’s comprehensive EOR services in Sao Tome and Principe, you can effortlessly stay on top of these obligations. We handle everything – from registration and calculation to timely payments – ensuring that your business remains compliant with all local regulations.

In a nutshell, while Sao Tome and Principe may present an intricate business environment, its untapped potential makes it a land of opportunity for discerning global organizations. When you choose Breedj as your employer of record in Sao Tome and Principe, you’re equipping yourself with a service that not only smoothens your entry into the market but also ensures that you operate in full compliance with local laws.

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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What they say about Breedj

Breedj streamlined our global hiring process, making it easy to find and pay remote talents. Our team loves how the platform handles payments and compliance.

George D. France

Effortlessly paying our global team is now possible, thanks to Breedj's reliable and secure payroll system. Trustworthy partner for any organization working with remote employees.

Olivia S. United Kingdom

Thanks to Breedj, expanding our team internationally was a breeze. Their expertise in compliance and payroll made the whole experience stress-free and efficient.

Valorie A. Belgium

Breedj's platform is a game-changer for our remote workforce management. Their compliance solutions and excellent support team make the process stress-free.

Dieter G. Germany

Choosing Breedj was a smart move for our budget. Their affordable services allowed us to hire and pay global talent without breaking the bank. Good compliance solution.

Huang L. China

Breedj's cost-effective solutions transformed our hiring strategy. We save significantly on administrative expenses, making them an invaluable asset for our remote workforce needs.

Hannah M. Canada

Effortlessly paying our global team is now possible, thanks to Breedj's reliable and secure payroll system. Trustworthy partner for any organization working with remote employees.

Yua H. Japan

As a startup, cost efficiency is paramount. Breedj not only helped us hire globally but also offered cost-effective solutions that positively impacted our bottom line. Truly grateful!

Isaac D. USA

Global expansion simplified

Confidently expand to Sao Tome and Principe

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.