Employing in Cape Verde
Hiring in Cape Verde requires you to be aware of the local employment laws, benefits, payroll, and taxes. Given below is everything you need to know on how to successfully onboard talents from Cape Verde.
Contracts in Cape Verde can either be verbal or written according to the Labour Code. The minimum age to sign a contract is 15 years old. If the employee is less than 18 years old then parents or legal guardians can demand the cancellation of the contract. The most common type of contract used by employers in Cape Verde is a written contract. Cape Verde uses two languages, Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole. They can use either language in writing contracts but in practice, they use Portuguese the most. Therefore, it’s recommended that they use Portuguese; however, by law, they can use either.
The probationary period for employees ranges from 15 days to 2 months.