Hiring guide in Algeria

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What should I know about hiring in Algeria?

Although Algeria is the home of a wide expert talent pool, it’s essential to understand the local labour laws and regulations, and the work culture of the nation. To navigate Algeria’s employment system successfully, businesses must be familiar with the intricacies of employment contracts, payroll procedures, tax requirements, and work permits.

To attract and retain Algerian expert talents, it’s also crucial to adhere to anti-discrimination rules, offer competitive compensation packages, and provide various opportunities for professional development and advancement. The distinctive cultural norms and business practices must also be followed to establish and foster loyalty, efficiency, and productivity.

Why is Algeria a good choice for finding remote employees?

Algeria is an excellent choice for finding remote employees for many reasons. First of all, the country boasts a large pool of skilled and educated professionals in fields such as IT, engineering, digital technologies, and others.

In addition, Algeria is a country with very low costs of living. Not only does this result in fewer expenses for recruiting local talents and establishing company operations, but it also allows employers to offer more competitive salaries and compensations to Algerian remote workers. 

Finally, Algerians generally have good proficiency in English and French, which can be beneficial for communication and collaboration with clients, and for establishing international remote teams in different areas of the world.

How can Native Teams help you hire in Algeria?

If you’re not familiar with Algerian labour laws and regulations, Native Teams is at your service. Our Employer of Record solutions allow you to stay compliant while navigating local labour laws and regulations. Our team of experts are here to give you guidance and support throughout the recruiting process, while successfully tackling local laws, cultural norms, business practices, and language barriers.

 Hire your first Algerian employee with Native Teams.

Legal requirements for hiring in Algeria

Minimum wage

The minimum monthly wage in Algeria is 20.000 DZD.

Contributions & taxes

Employer tax

The total employer tax in Algeria is 26%.

Corporate tax

Corporate income taxes in Algeria range from 19% to 26%, depending on the work activity. 

Employee tax

The total employee tax in Algeria is 9%.

Income tax

Personal income taxes in Algeria are calculated progressively:

  • From 0 DZD to 240.000 DZD – 0%
  • From 240.001 DZD to 480.000 DZD – 23%
  • From 480.001 DZD to 960.000 DZD – 27%
  • From 960.001 DZD to 1.920.000 DZD – 30%
  • From 1.920.001 DZD to 3.840.000 DZD – 33%
  • 3.840.001 DZD and above- 35%

To calculate the salary and taxes in Algeria please click here.

Payroll cycle

In Algeria, payroll runs on a monthly schedule.

Is there a 13th salary in Algeria?

According to the statutory requirements of Algeria, employers are not obligated to pay a 13th-month salary. 

Labor rules

Probation period

Generally, there is a 6 month probation period for Algerian employees.

Notice period 

In Algeria, there is a notice period of 6 months, plus 5 days for every year of work, up to a maximum of 30 days. The notice period can be extended to 12 months for skilled workers. 

Severance period

Algerian employees receive severance pay equivalent to 15 days of pay per year, after 2 years of service. 

Working hours

The standard work week in Algeria consists of 40 hours per week, from Sunday to Thursday. According to Algerian labour law, Friday is the statutory rest day.

Leave and benefits

Public holidays

The following is a list of the public holidays celebrated in Algeria:

  1. New Year’s Day
  2. Yennayer
  3. Eid-al-Fitr
  4. Labour day
  5. Independence day
  6. Eid-al-Adha
  7. Islamic New Year
  8. Day of Ashura
  9. The Prophed’s birthday
  10. Revolution day

Sick leave

Algerian employees are entitled to 15 days of paid sick leave at half salary, and full salary from the 16th day of the sick leave.

Maternity leave & Paternity leave

Pregnant employees are entitled to fully paid maternity leave for a maximum of 14 weeks. The employee is required to start their maternity leave at least one week before being admitted to a hospital. Male employees in Algeria are entitled to 3 days of paternity leave.

Other leave

Bereavement leave

Algerian employees can take 3 days of bereavement leave.

Parental leave

Female employees in Algeria are entitled to part-time parental leave for a duration of 18 weeks. The employee will receive 50% regular salary and 50% maternity benefits.

Marriage leave

Every employee is entitled to 3 days of paid leave in the event of their marriage, or the marriage of their dependent.

What are the minimum vacation days?

Algerian employees can take 30 days of paid annual leave.


Health security & private insurance

Anyone who has worked for an employer for at least three months within the previous fifteen months is entitled to free medical and dental care through the Social Security Administration.

*Native Teams can support you in finding the best private insurance in the country. Contact us, and we will send a comparison of insurance packages and prices.*


Relocation and work permits

Native Teams will apply for your work visa in the nation on your behalf and serve as your Employer of Record. All the required documents can be uploaded using our app. Until you have your work and residency visa, Native Teams will support you by providing you with frequent information on the progress.

How long is the visa/work permit process?

2 to 4 weeks depending on the authorities and provided documents.

Which documents do you need?

To apply for a visa/work permit in Algeria, upload the documents from our onboarding list (relocation to log in/pricing). 

Why use Native Teams for hiring in Algeria?

Native Teams lets you employ team members ‘like a local’ meaning you get all the benefits of a global team, wherever you are based. Here are the reasons why you should use Native Teams for hiring:

  • No paperwork: We will handle all the necessary paperwork for you.
  • Save on taxes: We help you handle your taxes.
  • No company set up: You can expand your business using our company entitles.
  • Online onboarding: We’re here to ensure your onboarding process is trouble-free.
  • No accounting: We will handle all of your accounting needs, including invoicing, payroll, and more.
  • Increase your profit: We assist you in growing your business and maximizing your profits.
  • Compliance expertise: we can assist your company in navigating the regulatory environments and ensure you meet all relevant requirements.
  • Local support: We can assist you in understanding and complying with the relevant local laws.
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*Note: The provided information was accurate at the time of writing.

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