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How to Hire Workers in Zambia | Employer of Record (EOR) in Zambia

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Worker Classifications

There are no official subcategories of Workers in Zambia

Fixed-Term Contracts

​Fixed-term contracts are permitted in Zambia for a minimum of 6 months and maximum of 24 months. Fixed-term contracts can only be renewed twice. A fixed-term contract can be terminated early in the event of serious misconduct. Otherwise notice must be provided. A 30 days notice is required for a fixed-term contract lasting more then 1 week.

Probationary Periods

Probationary Periods are permitted in fixed-term and permanent contracts. They may not be longer than 1 week for casual or seasonal work or 3 months in any other case. During the probation period, there must be a valid reason to terminate the contract and 1 day notice is required


Workers are entitled to 15 paid public holidays per year.2024:New Year's Day - January 1 International Women's Day - March 8Youth Day - March 12Good Friday - March 29Easter Saturday - March 30Easter Monday - April 1 Kenneth Kaunda Birthday - April 28Labour Day - May 1Africa Day - May 25Heroes' Day - July 1Unity Day - July 2Farmers' Day - August 5Prayer Day - October 18Independence Day - October 24Christmas Day - December 25


After six months of service, Workers are eligible for vacation leave 2 days per month for a total of 24 days per year. Unused vacation leave is payable at the end of the employment

Sick Leave

Workers are immediately eligible for paid sick leave. Employers must issue full pay for up to 90 days and half pay for up to another 90 days for a total of 180 days for injury or illness.

Working Hours

A standard workday is 8 hours for a total of 48 hours per week, worked at 6 days per wekk.


Any hours worked above the standard workday/workweek is considered overtime, payable at 150%.

Mandatory Bonuses

A 13th month cheque is not mandatory, but some employers choose to offer it. It is taxable as a fringe benefit.


Termination requires a valid reason and 30 days notice.


Workers are not required to observe the same notice requirements as employers

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