Hire Employees & Contractors


Compliantly hire your distributed team members in


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Hiring in


isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in


, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in


while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language



Mozambican metical (MT, MZN)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

10 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

35.89 (2021)

Statutory Leave

Up to 30 days

Sick Leave

Up to 15 days

Maternity Leave

60 days

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like


, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

MZN 5200 per month.

Overtime Pay

In Mozambique, the work week is 48 hours long and the daily limit is 8 hours, but overtime of up to 200 hours per year is permitted with compensation.

Additional Pay

There is no additional pay detail for Mozambique.

Payroll Cycle

For all Borderless customers, payments will be made in equal monthly installments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • Social Security - 4%

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • Social Security - 3%

Employment Information

Termination Process

Contracts with fixed terms of up to 90 days are permitted.

Employees may be fired for reasons specified in labor law.

To terminate an employee for just cause, the employer must provide the employee and the trade union with a written indictment note within 30 days of the fault. The employee has 15 days to respond, and the trade union has five days more to consult. Following that, the employer has 30 days to make a decision.

Notice period

Employees in Mozambique are generally entitled to at least 30 days’ notice.

Probation Period

The probation period in Mozambique is 90 days.

Severance Details

Employees on indefinite-term contracts are generally eligible for severance pay.

  • Employees earning between one and seven times the national minimum wage: receive 30 days of pay for each year of service
  • Employees earning eight to ten times the national minimum wage: 15 days pay per year of service
  • Employees earning 11-16 times the national minimum wage: 10 days pay per year of service
  • Employees earning sixteen times the national minimum wage: three days pay per year of service
Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in


When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Contributions

Learn how to hire quickly and easily in


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