Mozambique is a country in southeastern Africa, bordered by Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, and South Africa. The country has rich and extensive natural resources, and an economy based largely on fishery and agriculture. While Portuguese is Mozambique's official language, it is usually spoken in urban areas and by the younger population, and the country has many native languages.
The minimum wage in Mozambique varies by sector, but is around MZN 8,000 per month. The standard workweek is 48 hours at 8 hours per day, but work hour restrictions don’t apply to people in positions of leadership, trust, management, or supervision.
Employees can work overtime hours up to 200 hours per year, paid at between 150%-200% of the regular salary.
Pregnant employees are entitled to 60 days of paid maternity leave, which can start 20 days before the baby’s due date. The leave is paid for by social security, and can be as high as 100% of the salary if the employee has made at least 12 months of contributions to social security. Fathers are entitled to 1 day of paid paternity leave every 2 years.
Employees are entitled to 15 days of paid sick leave each year (up to 5 non-consecutive days per quarter). After a 3-day waiting period, employees receive 70% of their average daily wages.
There are 10 public holidays in Mozambique, and employees each receive 1 day of paid leave for each month worked at their company (with the number of days increasing each year).
An employer can terminate an employment contract as long as they provide notice and compensation (if applicable).
The standard notice period is 30 days.
Employees can receive compensation equal to 45 days of wages for each year of work at the company (or the wages due at the end of a fixed-term contract).
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