Zimbabwe Payroll Outsourcing

Pay Your Talents in Zimbabwe Compliantly

Seeking A Reliable Payroll Partner in Zimbabwe?

With our Zimbabwe Payroll Outsourcing services, your talents are paid on time and without error! Our team at Africa HR Solutions also provides your company with much-needed guidance to ensure that your operations comply with Zimbabwe’s Labor Code and tax policies. Over the years, we have played a pivotal role in the expansion of over 400 clients across Africa by providing reliable HR and payroll and cross-border payment outsourcing solutions.

Zimbabwe Country Overview

Zimbabwe is well-known for its beautiful landscape and diverse wildlife.

Geographic location: Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in the southern region of Africa.

Population: Zimbabwe’s population on the whole is quite young, with more than one-third under age 15 and about one-third between the ages of 15 and 29.

Economy: Tourism plays an important role in Zimbabwe’s economy. However, the two main sectors that drive Zimbabwe’s economy are agriculture and mining.

Payroll in Zimbabwe - What You Should Know

  • Population: 15,993,524
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $28.37 B
  • GDP Growth (April 2021): 8.5%
  • Inflation, consumer prices: 98.5%
  • Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 0.6%
  • Unemployment Rate: 5.2%
  • Capital: Harare
  • Currency: Zimbabwean dollar
  • Languages: Shona, English, Chewa, Tshwa language, Xhosa

Employer Contribution

  • 5% of the employer’s emoluments must be contributed to the National Social Security Scheme (NSSS)

Employee Contribution

  • 5% of the employee’s emoluments must be contributed to the National Social Security Scheme (NSSS)

Both contribution thresholds are currently capped at USD 700 per month.

  • Value-added tax (VAT)

    The standard VAT rate is 15% in Zimbabwe.

Paid Time-Off

Employees are generally entitled to 22 days of paid leave after one year of consecutive service.

Sick Leave

In Zimbabwe, sick leaves are only granted by a registered medical practitioner. An employee may be entitled to up to 90 days of sick leave on full pay.

Maternity Leave

  • In Zimbabwe, women are entitled to a maximum of 98 days of fully paid maternity leave.
  • A female employee may proceed on maternity leave not earlier than the 45th day and not later than the 21st day before the expected day of delivery.
  • Paid maternity leave is granted only once during any period of 24 months calculated from the day any previous maternity leave was
  • Zimbabwe’s law also limits the number of times maternity leave can be availed by a worker to three

Paternity Leave

There is no statutory paternity leave in Zimbabwe.

Under Zimbabwe’s Code of Conduct, an employment contract may be terminated if both parties come to an agreement in writing.

Valid grounds for termination include:

  • An employee is guilty of theft, fraud, or any related offense
  • An employee willingly destroys company property
  • Prolonged and unexplained absence of five days or more
  • An employee displays inaptitude to complete their assigned position or if they are negligent in their duties
  • Intoxication to a point where it hinders their performance at work

The notice periods in Zimbabwe are as follows:

  • 3 months in the case of a contract without a specified time limit or any contract set for a period of 2+ years
  • 2 months in the case of a contract for a period of 1+ years but less than 2 years
  • 1 month in the case of a contract for a period of 6+ months but less than 1 year
  • 2 weeks in the case of a contract for a period of 3+ months but less than 6 months

1 day in the case of a contract for a period of less than 3 months or in the case of casual work or seasonal work

According to the Labour Act, compensation is only applicable to collective dismissals related to economic reasons (redundancy or bankruptcy).

Generally, compensation depends on the ability of the employer to pay their employees, but the most common is around 3 months’ pay for 1 year of service.

  • New Year’s Day (1st January)
  • Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day (21st February)
  • Good Friday (10th April)
  • Holy Saturday (11th April)
  • Easter Sunday (12th April)
  • Easter Monday (13th April)
  • Independence Day of Zimbabwe (18th April)
  • International Workers’ Day (1st May)
  • Africa Day (25th May)
  • Heroes’ Day (in Zimbabwe) (10th August)
  • Zimbabwe Defense Forces Day (11th August)
  • National Unity Day of Zimbabwe (22nd December)
  • Christmas Day (25th December)
  • Boxing Day (26th December)

Zimbabwe Payroll Done The Easy Way. The Right Way.

12 Years of Experience

Over more than a decade, Africa HR Solutions has become a leading payroll service provider across Africa with a proven track record of success with over 400 clients across many industries.

Bulletproof Compliance

Ensuring your operations are carried out compliantly is a must. From country-specific regulations to government laws, we make sure your company is up to code with Africa's legislation at all times.

+44 Countries in Africa

Operating in more than 44 countries in Africa, our team of experts gathered the required knowledge and local expertise to handle your needs and demands - wherever, whenever.

Single Point of Contact

Avoid unnecessary headaches and mistakes thanks to our centralized services and manage everything from a single database. A single point of contact for all of your needs across the continent.

Maximize your ROI

It is cheaper to let a third-party organization handle your payroll than to do it yourself. By saving on the overall cost of payroll, you can reallocate your budget elsewhere to promote company growth.

Swift Payroll Implementation

With Africa HR Solutions you are one call away from implementing an accurate and timely payroll operation to ensure your talents are paid on time no matter where they are in Africa.

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