Payroll and Benefits Guide - Zambia

Zambia
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Currency

Zambian Kwacha
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Capital

Lusaka
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Employer Taxes

6.50%
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Date Format

dd/mm/yyyy
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Fiscal Year

1 Jan – 31 Dec

Fun Facts

Zambia is referred to as the “real Africa” due to its rich cultural heritage and diverse wildlife.

English is the official language of Zambia, inherited from the colonial era.

The traditional Zambian clothing includes colorful fabric wraps called “chitenges” or “kitenge.”

The national dish of Zambia is called nshima, a thick porridge.

Zambia has more than 73 ethnic groups.

The country is home to over 30 different wildlife species.

Zambia

Contributions

Employee Payroll Tax

Contribution TypeRate
National Pension Scheme Authority5.00%
National Health Insurance1.00%

Employer Payroll Tax

Contribution TypeRate
National Pension Scheme Authority5.00%
National Health Insurance1.00%
Skills Development Levy0.5%

Payroll

Payroll Cycle

Salary pm Zambia is paid on a monthly basis.

13th Salary

No available data.

Work Hours and Week

8 hours per day, up to 48 hours per week

Overtime

Additional working hours are paid at a rate of 150% of their salary.
Zambia

Leave

Paid Time Off

Annual leave is 24 days. Two days leave per month are accrued.

Public Holidays

The number of public holidays is 15. Sunday-falling public holidays are shifted to the following Monday.

Sick Days

The employer pays for sick days. Following the initial three full months of leave, the remaining three months are paid at half-pay.

Maternity Leave

Mothers are entitled to 14 weeks of maternity leave. If there are multiple births, an additional 4 weeks of leave are given.

Paternity Leave

Fathers are entitled to 5 days of paid paternity leave.

Parental Leave

Family Responsibility Leave allows parents to have up to 7 days of leave.

Termination

Termination Process

It is prohibited to end a worker’s contract owing to subpar performance or behavior without first providing the worker a chance to be heard.

Notice Period

Written notice of 30 days must be provided, or money in lieu of notice may be utilized.

Severance Pay

25% of the employee’s basic pay received throughout the contract time must be reimbursed in circumstances of termination of employment of a worker with a fixed-duration contract.