Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Zambia. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Zambia typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services help hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Zambia in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process.
The rates of income tax applicable to an employee in Zambia are as follows:
Employees in Zambia are typically paid on a monthly basis.
Employees in Zambia typically work up to 48 hours a week and eight hours a day.
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!
In Zambia, overtime is permitted and employees are entitled to extra pay for any work performed above normal hours.
Overtime laws in Zambia 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.
There are 13 public holidays observed in Zambia:
Employees in Zambia receive 24 working days of paid annual leave after completing a year of service.
Employees then accrue two working days of annual leave per month, beginning on the first day of the employee’s second year of service.
Employees in Zambia receive between 52 days and six months of paid sick leave, depending on the length of their employment contract.
Female employees in Zambia are entitled to 14 weeks of maternity leave. At least six weeks of maternity leave must be taken after the birth of the child. Maternity leave can be extended for the birth of twins or multiples.
New fathers in Zambia typically receive five days of unpaid paternity leave following the birth of a child.
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.
In Zambia, severance is required in certain circumstances, including the termination of a fixed-term contract (at least 25% of the employee’s basic pay) or when employees are dismissed due to redundancy (two months’ basic pay for each completed year of service).
The termination notice period is between one day and three months depending on the employee’s length of service. An employer may also be able to provide pay in lieu of notice.
Zambia 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 Zambia to reach out to us directly with questions.
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.
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 Zambia 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.
Omnipresent makes it easy to hire, pay, and support your international team. Book a call with us to start building your global team today.
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