Employing Workers in Mozambique

Frequently asked questions:

Answer

Hiring

Fixed-term contracts prohibited for permanent tasks?

Yes

Maximum length of a single fixed-term contract (months)

24

Maximum length of fixed-term contracts, including renewals (months)

72

Minimum wage in the country (in USD)

97

Maximum length of probatory period (months)

3.0

Working Hours

Standard Workday

8.0

Maximum number of working days per week

6.0

Premium for night work (% of hourly pay)

25.0

Premium for work in weekly rest day (% of hourly pay)

100.0

Premium for overtime work (% of hourly pay)

50.0

Restrictions on night work?

No

Restrictions on weekly holiday?

Yes

Restrictions on overtime work?

No

Paid annual leave for a worker with 1 year of tenure (working days)

12.0

Paid annual leave for a worker with 5 years of tenure (working days)

30.0

Paid annual leave for a worker with 10 years of tenure (working days)

30.0

Paid annual leave (average for workers with 1, 5 and 10 years of tenure, in working days)

24.0

Redundancy rules

Dismissal due to redundancy allowed by law?

Yes

Third-party notification if one worker is dismissed?

Yes

Third-party approval if one worker is dismissed?

No

Third-party notification if nine workers are dismissed?

Yes

Third-party approval if nine workers are dismissed?

No

Retraining or reasignment obligation before redundancy?

No

Priority rules for redundancies?

No

Priority rules for reemployment?

No

Redundancy cost

Notice period for redundancy dismissal for a worker with 1 year of tenure (weeks of salary)

4.3

Notice period for redundancy dismissal for a worker with 5 years of tenure (weeks of salary)

4.3

Notice period for redundancy dismissal for a worker with 10 years of tenure (weeks of salary)

4.3

Notice period for redundancy dismissal (average for workers with 1, 5 and 10 years of tenure, in weeks of salary)

4.3

Severance pay for redundancy dismissal for a worker with 1 year of tenure (weeks of salary)

2.2

Severance pay for redundancy dismissal for a worker with 5 years of tenure (weeks of salary)

32.5

Severance pay for redundancy dismissal for a worker with 10 years of tenure (weeks of salary)

65.0

Severance pay for redundancy dismissal (average for workers with 1, 5 and 10 years of tenure, in weeks of salary)

33.2

Unemployment protection after one year of employment?

No