Mozambique - Employer of Record (EOR)

✔ We get your team working in Mozambique

✔ We handle all your payroll needs

✔ We ensure 100% compliance for your business

Africa HR Solutions flawlessly delivers employer of record solutions for clients that need to recruit workers and process payroll without first setting up a branch office or subsidiary in Mozambique. Your workers are hired by Africa HR Solutions Mozambique Employer of Record (EOR Mozambique) conforming to local labor laws and can be on-boarded within days instead of the weeks it typically takes. The new employee is assigned to work on your team, working on your organization’s behalf just as if he or she was your worker.

As always, we guarantee 100% compliance for your business in Africa.


Overview of Mozambique

Located in Southeastern Africa, Mozambique boasts a population of 32,163,045.  Locals speak many indigenous languages, but Portuguese is the official language.

It is the 36th largest country in the world in terms of land area with 801,590 square kilometers (309,500 square miles).

New Year’s Day

Heroes’ Day

Women’s Day

Worker’s Day

Independence Day

Victory Day

Armed Forces Day

Peace Day

Christmas Day

It is legally required to put a written employment contract in place in Mozambique, in the local language, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Mozambique should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Mozambican meticais rather than a foreign currency.
The work week in Mozambique has a 48-hour limit and a daily limit of 8 hours, but overtime of up to 200 hours per year is permitted, with compensation.
Most organizations in Mozambique allocate performance-based bonuses.

In general, employees are entitled to:

  • first year of employment: one day of paid leave per month
  • second year of employment: two days of paid leave per month
  • third year+: 30 days of paid leave

Employees are entitled to up to five days of bereavement leave.

Employees are generally eligible for up to 15 days of sick leave, or 5 non-consecutive days per quarter. If the employee needs more time s/he must go to the health board. Social security will pay for 365 days of continuous sick leave for a non-occupational illness or accident.

Female employees are generally eligible for 60 days of maternity leave, which can begin up to 20 days before the due date. They are also generally entitled to up to 30 days of explained absences per year, which can be used for things like hospitalization of a child.

Fathers are entitled to one day of paid paternity leave.

Employees are also generally entitled to unpaid leave to be with hospitalized children under their care, such leave may be reimbursed by social security.

Employers contribute 4% of wages to social security and employees contribute 3%.

Fixed-term contracts of up to 90 days are permitted.

Employees may be terminated under grounds set forth in the labor law and are generally entitled to at least 30 days’ notice.

In general, employees on indefinite-term contracts are eligible for severance pay. Employees whose wages are :

  • one to seven times the national minimum wage: receive 30 days pay per year of service
  • eight-10 times the national minimum wage: receive 15 days pay per year of service
  • 11-16 time the national minimum wage: receive 10 days pay per year of service
  • 16+ times the national minimum wage: receive three days pay per year of service

To terminate an employee for just cause, the employer must provide a written indictment note to the employee and the trade union within 30 days of the fault. The employee has 15 days to respond and the trade union an additional five days to consul.  Afterwards, the employer has 30 days to make a decision.

How Africa HR Solutions Can Help You in Mozambique

Our employer of record solution enables clients to run payroll in Mozambique while Africa HR Solutions takes care of tax, and compliance management matters are lifted out of their shoulders and passed on ours. As an African Employer of Record professional, we handle employment contract best practices, statutory and local norm, benefits, and employee expenses, in addition to severance and termination if required.

We also keep you apprised of any amendments to local employment legislation in Mozambique.

When using our solutions, your new hire is effective even earlier, since he goes through a much better hiring experience. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you have a group of dedicated employment specialists, backed by years of experience, assisting with every on-boarding.

Africa HR Solutions lets you focus on running efficiently your core business.