EOR Solutions

Somalia Employer of Record (EOR) Services

Compliantly hire and pay employees in Somalia. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers employer of record solutions in Somalia. 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 Somalia

As of the World Bank’s 2020 Ease of Doing Business Index, Somalia is not ranked, largely due to the complexity of its political landscape and the infancy of its regulatory framework. Despite this, Somalia should not be ruled out as a prospective market for international expansion. 

With Breedj’s in-depth local expertise, we can assist you in successfully navigating through the country’s complicated business conditions and compliance prerequisites. We offer invaluable insights into the local bureaucratic processes, advising on how best to obtain the necessary permits, licenses, and other permissions, thereby ensuring that your business operations remain both confident and compliant within the Somali context.

Hiring in Somalia

Entering the Somali market can often seem like an uphill battle, given its complex legal requirements and distinct cultural idiosyncrasies. That’s where Breedj’s comprehensive EOR services can act as a catalyst. As your local employment entity in Somalia, we take on all the HR-related responsibilities, such as drafting contracts, managing payroll, and ensuring that all employee benefits and tax deductions align with Somali labor laws. 

By removing the need to establish a physical entity in the country, our EOR solutions drastically expedite your time-to-market and empower you to leverage local talent without getting entangled in bureaucratic snarls.

Country fact sheet


Somali shilling (SOS)




16.3 million (2021)


East Africa



Official languages

Somalian, Arabic

Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Somalia

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 Somalia

Understanding Somalia’s labor laws in great detail is imperative for seamless business operations:

Employee Probation Period: Somalia generally allows a probationary period of up to three months, during which both employer and employee can evaluate if the work relationship will be mutually beneficial in the long term. It is crucial to respect this time frame to ensure a smooth onboarding process and avoid potential legal issues.

Annual Leave Entitlements: Somali labor law typically provides for a minimum of 21 days of annual leave, not counting public holidays, after an employee has been in service for a full year. Businesses should budget for this entitlement in their operating plans.

Maternity Leave: The standard maternity leave in Somalia is approximately 14 weeks, granted at full pay. Employers are obligated to respect this right, provided the female employee has a minimum employment history, often six months, prior to taking leave.

Paternity Leave: Although not mandated by Somali law, some businesses opt to offer paternity leave for a few days as a goodwill measure, contributing to a positive work environment.

Sick Leave: There isn’t a one-size-fits-all rule for sick leave in Somalia; rather, these conditions are usually tailored in the individual employment contract. Both parties usually negotiate the specifics.

With Breedj acting as your Employer of Record in Somalia, your business gains the assurance that it is fully compliant with the local labor laws, reducing the risks associated with legal repercussions.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

21 days

Sick leave


Maternity leave

14 weeks

Paternity leave


Employee probation

Up to 3 months

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Social security in Somalia

In Somalia, social security remains a complex area without a state-run, universal system in place. Employers typically resort to private arrangements, such as setting up pension funds or providing insurance benefits for their staff. Breedj’s EOR services extend to managing these often intricate social security obligations. We help you establish suitable private funds, coordinate with financial institutions if necessary, and ensure that contributions are accurately calculated and timely deposited.

While setting foot in Somalia might appear daunting, aligning with Breedj as your EOR partner equips you to enter and operate in the Somali market securely and efficiently. Our tailored services and local expertise position your business effectively to tackle the regulatory, employment, and compliance challenges that are unique to Somalia. To explore how Breedj can serve as the bridge between your global ambitions and operational success in Somalia, get in touch with us today.

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 Somalia

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.