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Zimbabwe EOR

SALARY PAYMENT IN Zimbabwean dollar (Z$)




TIME TO HIRE 24 hours

Hire in Zimbabwe, without an entity

Horizons enables international businesses to hire employees in Zimbabwe quickly, cost-effectively, and in full compliance with local tax and labor laws. The Horizons Zimbabwe EOR solution means you can hire your entire Zimbabwe team, without the need for a local entity or subsidiary.

When you engage a Zimbabwe EOR solution, you save your business time, and money, and guarantee compliance.

Our Zimbabwe EOR makes it easy to hire in Zimbabwe

The Horizons EOR solution means international companies can hire in Zimbabwe — without the need for an expensive local subsidiary.

Fast Hiring

Horizons enables your company to hire and onboard your Zimbabwe team in as little as 24 hours.

Legal & HR Team in Zimbabwe

Experts in Zimbabwe labor and tax laws ensure you are fully compliant with all applicable laws.


Horizons ensures accurate salary and payroll processing, based on your chosen pay period. The Horizons EOR platform makes income tax withholding and expense management straightforward.


Guarantee that all employees in Zimbabwe are welcomed onboard with a compliant contract and all necessary formalities.

Stay Compliant

Horizons ensures that employment remains compliant and deals with any legal and compliance issues as they arise.

Cost Savings

With a Zimbabwe EOR, you save up to 85 percent of the total cost of hiring in Zimbabwe.

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What is a Zimbabwe EOR?

An Employer of Record (EOR) is a professional compliance and HR company that becomes the legal employer of your workforce for employer tax and labor compliance purposes. A Zimbabwe EOR is an organization that provides this solution to businesses that are looking to hire employees in Zimbabwe.

The organization could be a domestic EOR, a company based only in Zimbabwe, hiring and taking care of employment compliance only within that country. Or, they could be a Global EOR, supporting companies hiring employees all over the world, including in Zimbabwe. 

Many global businesses are attracted to Zimbabwe for its rich natural resources and mining industries (namely platinum, coal, gold, iron ore, and diamonds). Furthermore, companies often seek to hire Zimbabwean employees due to the high degree of English proficiency —  89 percent can speak English fluently or at a high level — the highest level of English competency in Africam after the Seychelles. 

EORs support global companies hiring in Zimbabwe by taking over responsibility for employment tax and labor law compliance for the client company workforce. This means international companies can focus on the day-to-day oversight of their Zimbabwe workforce, rather than compliance and administration. 

What are the benefits of a Zimbabwe EOR?

There are several potential benefits in using a Zimbabwe EOR:
  • Cost savings — when you engage a Zimbabwe EOR, you don’t need to set up a Zimbabwe entity or subsidiary to have local employees.
  • Improved compliance — advice from Zimbabwe legal and employment experts means you can avoid fines and other penalties.
  • Local expertise — HR professionals with Zimbabwe expertise provide local market and compliance advice to support international companies.
  • Better employee benefits — EORs usually manage a large number of employees, giving them the negotiating power to receive better deals on insurance and benefit plans.
  • Speed of hire — you can hire local employees in as little as 24 hours. By contrast, employing via your own local subsidiary could take months.
It is worth noting that the specific benefits of a Zimbabwe EOR will depend on the services they offer and the needs of your business.

How does a Zimbabwe EOR help businesses hire employees?

EORs in Zimbabwe can support businesses in a number of ways. This includes;
  • Guiding companies on local labor laws and tax regulations: This is particularly true of international businesses hiring in Zimbabwe for the first time.
  • Labor contract compliance: Zimbabwe EORs provide employees in Zimbabwe with labor contracts compliant with local employment laws.
  • Administering employee benefits: Zimbabwe EORs design and implement employee benefit plans, including health insurance and retirement plans. They then manage those benefits plans on behalf of employees.
  • Payroll and tax withholding: Zimbabwe EORs handle the calculation and issuing of salaries and wages, the withholding of taxes and compulsory contributions, and ensure that all required payments are made on behalf of the business.

Leave management and national holidays in Zimbabwe

A Zimbabwe EOR administers benefits for all Zimbabwe-based staff. This role includes leave management, withholding pension contributions, healthcare, workers compensation contributions and compulsory benefits. 

When it comes to annual leave, employees in Zimbabwe are guaranteed at least 21 days of paid annual leave, not including public holidays. Collective agreements must provide at least one day of fully-compensated annual leave for every 17 days of work.

The public holidays in Zimbabwe cover: 

DateHoliday name
1 JanNew Year’s Day
2 JanSpring Festival Eve
21 FebRobert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day
7 AprGood Friday
8 AprHoly Saturday
10 AprEaster Monday
18 AprIndependence Day
1 MayWorkers’ Day
25 MayAfrica Day
14 AugHeroes’ Day
15 AugDefence Forces Day
22 DecUnity Day
25 DecChristmas Day
26 DecBoxing Day

Note also that there are some regional or local holidays that are only celebrated in certain parts of Zimbabwe.

Paternity and maternity leave in Zimbabwe

Female employees with at least one year with an employer have an entitlement to 98 days of paid maternity leave. Up to 45 days of this can be taken before the birth.

Paid maternity leave can only be taken only once every 24 months, and a maximum of three times with the one employer. 

While there is no paid paternity leave in Zimbabwe, male employees can take up to 12 days unpaid leave on the birth of their child. 

Employer pension contributions in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has a public pension system which most employees must contributed towards. On reaching the age of 60 with at least 10 years of contributions, employees can receive their entitlement. It can be deferred up until the age of 65.

There is also an old-age grant available for those who don’t meet the contribution requirement.

As part of the ‘Pension and other Benefits Scheme’, employer and employee contribute 4.5 percent each, for a total contribution of 9 percent.

Note, self-employed individuals are not mandated to contribute to these schemes, but are also ineligible to recover from them.

Income tax withholding in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe applies employment-specific income tax rates, which relate progressively to the income of employees. The tax brackets, in US dollars, are as follows:

  • 0 to 1,200: 0%
  • 1,201 to 3,600: 20%
  • 3,601 to 12,000: 25%
  • 12,001 to 24,000: 30%
  • 36,001 and above: 40%.

Note that there is also an AIDS levy applied to employment income of 3 percent. 

Other forms of income (even if earned by someone who is also an employee) are taxed at the corporate rate — currently 24 percent. 

Healthcare and health insurance in Zimbabwe

While Zimbabwe has a publicly-funded healthcare system, extreme pressure on resources means that it is common for professional employees to be privately insured.

Employees are also required to contribute to a national Accident Prevention and Workers Compensation Scheme, which provides disability pensions and lump sum payments in the case of workplace injuries.

Hire through a Zimbabwe EOR

Zimbabwe Professional Employer Organization (EOR) solutions make it easy to hire employees in Zimbabwe, quickly, and in full compliance with Zimbabwe law. For more information get in contact with us for a no-obligation consultation with a Zimbabwe hiring expert. 


A Zimbabwe Employer of Record (EOR) solution involves a specialist HR company hiring local employees on behalf of a third-party (usually international) company. The Zimbabwe EOR takes care of payroll, HR and employment compliance.

A Zimbabwe Professional Employer Organization (PEO) usually provides an EOR solution, but may also provides additional HR solutions such as recruitment, global mobility support and contractor management.

A Zimbabwe EOR is useful for any company that seeks to hire employees in Zimbabwe, but doesn’t need an incorporated local entity or subsidiary in the country. It is a faster and more cost-effective solution for those companies.