Eswatini (Swaziland)

Eswatini (Swaziland)

Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Eswatini (Swaziland)

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in Eswatini (Swaziland). We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.

OmniAtlas Employment Rating

Capital City
Mbabane, Lobamba
South African Rand, Swazi Lilangeni (“SZL”)
Native Language
Swati, English
Payroll Frequency
Employee Protections
Employment Costs
Cost of Living
1.16 Million

What You Need to Know About Employing in Eswatini (Swaziland)

Don’t risk non-compliance with local employment, social insurance, and tax regulations.

How it works
Payroll & Taxes
Employer Costs
Working Hours
Holidays & Vacation
Types of Leave
Health & Benefits
Termination Laws
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How Do Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions Work?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Eswatini (Swaziland). Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Eswatini (Swaziland) typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services help hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Eswatini (Swaziland) in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process. 

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Eswatini (Swaziland).
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Eswatini (Swaziland).
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in Eswatini (Swaziland).
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.
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Payroll & Taxes in Eswatini (Swaziland)

Employee Income Taxes:

  • Between 0-100,000 SZL: 20%
  • Between 100,001 - 150,000 SZL: 25%
  • Between 150,001 - 200,000 SZL: 30%
  • 200,0001 SZL and over: 33%

Payroll Cycle:

The typical payroll cycle in Eswatini (Swaziland) is monthly.

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Employer Costs in Eswatini (Swaziland)

Employer Contributions:

  • National Provident Fund (SNPF) - 5% of the gross salary. 
  • Work Injury: Employers must take out compulsory insurance with a private carrier.

Employee Contributions:

  • National Provident Fund (SNPF) - 5% of the gross salary.
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Working Hours in Eswatini (Swaziland)

Typical Working Hours per Week:

The standard work week in Eswatini (Swaziland) is eight hours a day or 48 hours a week (considering a six-day week).

It’s important to note that typical working hours can vary by industry in some countries. Contact our team for the most up-to-date information!

Overtime Laws:

In Eswatini (Swaziland), overtime is permitted and generally paid at 150% of the employee’s regular salary. However, overtime laws in Eswatini (Swaziland) are complex and can depend on the specific circumstances and the employee. We’re happy to discuss this in more detail for a specific context.

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Public Holidays & Vacation Time in Eswatini (Swaziland)

Standard Public Holidays in Eswatini (Swaziland)

There are twelve  public holidays in Eswatini (Swaziland):

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • King’s Birthday
  • National Flag Day
  • Labor Day
  • Ascension Day
  • King Father’s Birthday
  • Umhlanga Reed Dance
  • Somhlolo Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Day of Goodwill (Boxing Day)

Vacation Time in Eswatini (Swaziland)

Employees in Eswatini (Swaziland) are entitled to 12 working days of paid annual leave after one year of service. Thereafter, employees are entitled to 13 working days of paid annual leave after four years of service and 15 working days of paid annual leave after five years of service.

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Types of Leave in Eswatini (Swaziland)

Sick Leave:

After three months of employment, employees are eligible  to a minimum of fourteen paid sick days at the rate of 50% of the earning and a maximum of fourteen  fully paid sick days per year. 

Maternity Leave:

After one year of employment, female employees receive twelve weeks of maternity leave. This leave may be extended due to illnesses received during the pregnancy. The employee may take six weeks of maternity leave  before childbirth. 

Paternity Leave:

There is no statutory paternity leave in Eswatini (Swaziland).

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Health Insurance & Supplementary Benefits in Eswatini (Swaziland)

We believe that remote employees should be able to access their local benefits, as well as high-standard international benefits, wherever they are. Details about international or country specific benefit packages can be provided on request. Please contact us for further details.

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Termination & Severance in Eswatini (Swaziland)


After one year of employment, an employee is entitled to severance pay upon termination. . 

Notice of Termination:

After the probationary period, the notice period in Eswatini (Swaziland) ranges from one week to one month. 

Unprotected and Protected Termination:

Eswatini (Swaziland) law protects employees from illegal termination of employment, and as there are a range of reasons an employee can be terminated, it’s important for those looking to employ in Eswatini (Swaziland) to reach out to us directly with questions.

Protected Classes of Employees:

Laws around employees who have specific termination protections, or classes of employees who have protected characteristics relevant to discrimination, are highly complex and there can be a number of situation-specific variables. If you have questions in this area, please reach out to us directly to discuss.

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Grow Your Global Team. 

Employ the Best Talent, Anywhere in the World

The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that labour laws and regulations in Eswatini (Swaziland) are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the details such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

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