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Welcome to Tanzania!

Looking to conquer the world of business without getting tangled up in international employment complexities? We got this.

No cultural barrier or legal obstacle will stand in your way with us in your corner. We tailor our services to fit your unique needs so you shine no matter where you operate in the world.

Why You're Here!

Creating a worldwide workforce is a continuous process that extends beyond a contract.

TCWGlobal surpasses the typical employer of record (EOR) by ensuring that your team receives personalized attention, ranging from smooth payrolling management to customized benefits based on your specific needs and location.

  • Hire compliantly in 150 countries
  • Provide customized service and benefits
  • Remove the risk from your organization
Fixed-Term Contracts

Fixed-term contracts are permitted without limits on duration or number of renewals. It can only become permanent by agreement. The requirements for early termination of a fixed-term contract are the same as the requirements for a permanent contract.

Probationary Periods

Probationary periods are not statutory in Tanzania, but they are generally permitted for three tot six months. They are allowed in both fixed-term and permanent contracts. During the probationary period, 7 days' notice of termination is required and it must be for a valid reason after a fair procedure.


Workers in Tanzania generally recognize 17 public holidays. Work performed on a public holiday is payable at 200%.


After six months of service, Workers are entitled to 28 consecutive days of paid vacation anually. Vacation accrues over time and rolls over year to year for up to 12 months. Workers are prohibited from working two years without taking vacation. Accrued but unused vacation is payable at the end of the engagement.

Sick Leave

Workers that present a medical certificate verifying an injury or illness are entitled to up to 126 days of paid sick leave in any 36 month period. The first 63 days are paid at full wages with the subsequent 63 days being paid at half wages.

Working Hours

A standard workweek in Tanzania is 45 hours per week or 9 hours per day excluding a lunch hour. Workers are entitled to 24 consecutive hours of rest weekly, which is usually on a Sunday. Work performed on a rest day is payable at 200%. Work performed between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. is considered night work, which is compensated at 105%.


Overtime worked on a regular workday is payable at 150%. Overtime is limited to 50 hours per week averaged over four consecutive weeks. Overtime performed at night is payable at 155%.

Mandatory Bonuses

There are no mandatory bonuses in Tanzania.


Except in cases of misconduct or unreasonably failing to meet the expectations of the contract, termination requires written notice stating a valid reason for the termination in addition to a fair procedure.  Valid reasons include misconduct, incapacity, incompatibility, and operational requirements. The notice period depends upon the Worker's arrangement:  1 month of service - 7 days' notice; employed by the day - 4 days' notice; employed by the month - 28 days' notice. Workers are also entitled to severance equal to 7 days of basic wage per year of service up to a maximum of 10 years.


Workers may end a fixed-term contract early only by agreement or demonstration of a material breach in the contract forcing the resignation. In a permanent contract, Workers must follow the same requirements as employers in terminating the contract.

How an EOR Can Help You Win Fast

TCWGlobal stands unmatched as the leading employer of record service provider. Our global reach, expertise in diverse industries, and commitment to client satisfaction makes us the best choice. Looking for a global employer of record or international payrolling partner that will work with you and not for you? Trust TCWGlobal. We are here for you.

Common Pitfalls in Choosing an EOR

When choosing an Employer of Record (EOR) service, people often make mistakes such as overlooking compliance, global reach, technology integration, company experience, and fee transparency. Watch this video to see what to consider when picking an EOR. 

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