Remote’s guide to employing in

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With localized contracts, easy invoice management, and best-in-class compliance, you can grow your team in Zimbabwe with confidence. Currently, you can hire and manage contractors in Zimbabwe through Remote, but our EOR services are not yet live.

  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Zimbabwean dollar (ZWL$, ZWL)

  • Languages

    Shona, Ndebele, and English

  • Population size


Services available in this country:
Contractor Management
A group of elephants drinking from a body of water.

Facts & Stats

  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Zimbabwean dollar (ZWL$, ZWL)

  • Languages

    Shona, Ndebele, and English

  • Population size


  • Ease of doing business


  • Cost of living index

    36.8 (2024)

  • Payroll frequency


  • VAT - standard rate


  • GDP - real growth rate

    5.8% (2024)

Known primarily for its diverse natural landscapes and rich biodiversity, the Republic of Zimbabwe is a presidential republic with democratic elections.

Its strategic location in southern Africa provides businesses with opportunities to tap into regional markets, with Zimbabwe itself home to a well-educated and skilled workforce.

In recent years, the country has undergone numerous economic reforms and, as part of this effort, the government has introduced several investment-friendly initiatives aimed at streamlining bureaucratic processes and promoting foreign investment. As a result, Zimbabwe is an ideal location for organizations looking to expand and hire in the region.

Grow your team in Zimbabwe with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Zimbabwe? Companies hiring in Zimbabwe must either own a local legal entity or work with a global employment platform like Remote that can legally provide employment services in the country.

Remote can employ team members in Zimbabwe and keep you compliant at all times. Remote can hire, onboard, and pay your team in Zimbabwe so you don't have to set up local HR services in the region. Remote also makes it easy to pay contractors in Zimbabwe. to get started or talk to an expert for more details.

Risks of misclassification

Zimbabwe, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Zimbabwe may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

Harare, Zimbabwe

Employing in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s employment laws and regulations are laid out in the country’s Labour Act of 1955. The most recent amendment was passed in 2016.

According to this act, working hours are determined in the employment agreement. However, standard working hours are considered to be 8.5 hours per day, or 44 hours per week. All employees are entitled to a weekly rest period of at least 24 hours.

Minimum wage

There is currently no minimum wage in Zimbabwe.

Note that, in 2022, a proposed minimum wage of ZWL 25,000 (around $77) per month was rejected by the country’s labor unions.

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Competitive benefits package in Zimbabwe

At Remote, we’re passionate about helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in developing globally competitive benefits programs. This means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive, and your company has the localized expertise needed to attract and keep the best global talent.

Our benefits packages in Zimbabwe are tailored to fulfill the local needs of employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Taxes in Zimbabwe

Learn how employment taxes and statutory fees affect your payroll and your employees’ paychecks in Zimbabwe.

3.5%Social security

Employment termination

Termination process

Employers must have due reason to terminate an employee, as well as provide written notice.

Notice period

The notice period depends on the length of the employment contract, as follows:

  • No limit (or over two years): three months’ notice

  • One to two years: two months’ notice

  • Six to 12 months: one month’s notice

  • Three to six months: two weeks’ notice

  • Fewer than three months (or seasonal work): one day’s notice

Severance pay

There is no requirement for employers to provide severance pay, unless stipulated in the employment agreement. Terminated employees must receive any accrued but unused annual leave pay.

Probation periods

The maximum allowed length for a probation period is three months (or one day for seasonal or casual workers). Probation periods can not be extended.

Fair Pricing in Zimbabwe

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors


per contractor/month

Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localized contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility


Consolidate your multi-country payroll


per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralizing payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labor authority reporting handled for you

HR Management

Manage all of your employees in one place


Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app