Payroll and Benefits Guide Mozambique

Last updated: Jun 07, 2023

Employer Taxes
Payroll Frequency
Employee Costs
Date Format
Fiscal Year
July 1-June 30


Payroll Frequency

Monthly, by no later than  the last day of the month

Working Hours

Working Hours

8 hours per day, up to 48 hours per week.


Work performed beyond the normal daily working period is considered overtime. Up to 200 overtime hours per year is permitted and must be compensated with an additional 50% salary per hour up to 8pm and an additional 100%  salary thereafter.
Exemptions might be in place for workers under the fixed work schedule exemption such as managers, trust positions or workers in functions that by their own nature justify the adoption of the fixed work schedule exemption.


Annual Leave (vacation)

1 day for every month of service during the first year. 2 days for every month of service during the second year. 30 days for every year of service from the third year onwards.
Employers can choose to implement a vacation carryover policy but there is no specific automatic policy in place.
Vacation Days
Public Holidays

Public Holidays

Holidays falling on a Sunday are moved to the following Monday.

Sick Leave

15 days of paid sick leave or 5 non-consecutive days per quarter paid by the Employer. Additional paid sick leave might be granted by Social Security at a workers request to the health board, up to 365 days of continuous sick leave.


Notice Period

There is no at-will termination via a notice period though it is standard to give 1 week’s notice during Probation and 1 months notice thereafter.


Workers will be entitled to severance of up to  30 days pay per year of service, depending on the nature of termination.

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