The minimum probation period is 3 months, and the maximum 6 months.
Minimum Wage Requirements
The National Minimum Wage in Nigeria is NGN 30,000 per month.
Maximum working hours and overtime
Working hours are fixed by mutual agreement and mentioned in the employment agreement. Is common practice to establish a maximum of 40 hours a week, from Monday to Friday.
There is no rate for overtime, the rate or benefit granted for working extra hours should be specified in the employment agreement.
In Nigeria employees will be paid up to 12 days in a calendar year during absence from work caused by illness. An official certificate from a doctor must be provided.
The insurance provided by the employer shall cover at least: specialist consultations, up to 15 days of hospitalization, preventive care, medicines, dental care, ophthalmological services, among others.
- Maternity leave: employees are entitled to 12 weeks of leave, that will be divided into 6 weeks before the child is born and 6 weeks after. If the employee has worked not less than 6 months before the leave, at least 50% of the salary will be paid by the employer.
- Paternity leave: by law employees are not entitled to leave. However is common practice to grant 2 to 3 weeks of paid leave by the employer.