Remote’s guide to employing in

Zimbabwe
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With localised 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.

Services available in this country:
Contractor Management
  • Capital City

    Harare

  • Currency

    Zimbabwean gold (ZiG, ZiG)

  • Languages

    English, Ndebele, and Shona

  • Population size

    16,665,409

Services available in this country:
Contractor Management
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Facts & Stats

Zimbabwe
  • Capital City

    Harare

  • Currency

    Zimbabwean gold (ZiG, ZiG)

  • Languages

    English, Ndebele and Shona

  • Population size

    16,665,409

  • Ease of doing business

    Medium

  • Cost of living index

    51.52 (2021)

  • Payroll frequency

    Monthly

  • VAT - standard rate

    15%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    -8.1 (2019)

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 organisations 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 1985. The most recent amendment was passed in 2016.

Working hours in the commercial sector may not exceed 45 hours per week, and 9 hours per day. There is no minimum prescribed amount of working hours.

Minimum wage

There is currently no minimum wage in Zimbabwe as they vary across sectors. The minimum wage is set per industry and job type and ranges from 295 USD - 543 USD per month.

The commercial sector has recently updated its minimum wage to 3540 USD - 6516 USD per year.


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 localised expertise needed to attract and keep the best global talent.

Our benefits packages in Zimbabwe are tailored to fulfil 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

Fair Pricing in Zimbabwe

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors

$29

per contractor/month

Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localised contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility

Global Payroll

Consolidate your multi-country payroll

$50

per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralising 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 labour authority reporting handled for you

HRIS

Manage all of your employees in one place

Free

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