EOR Solutions

Eswatini Employer of Record (EOR) Services

Compliantly hire and pay employees in Eswatini. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers employer of record solutions in Eswatini. Through the Breedj platform, businesses of all sizes can compliantly hire and pay local nationals and expats alike.

Our platform provides a range of comprehensive solutions that simplifies EOR processes, allowing your business to operate seamlessly and in full compliance with local employment laws.

Ease of doing business in Eswatini

According to the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index for 2020, Eswatini is ranked at 121 out of 190 countries, a position that at first glance may seem daunting. However, what this also means is that there is a wide array of untapped opportunities for global businesses willing to venture into this market. If you are an international company planning to establish a foothold in Eswatini, understanding the business environment is not just advisable, it’s imperative. 

The Ease of Doing Business ranking implies that there are significant challenges to overcome—whether it’s dealing with bureaucratic procedures, acquiring essential licenses and permits, or navigating payment systems. Adding to this complexity are Eswatini’s specific labor laws, which can pose additional challenges. However, these challenges can be strategically navigated with the assistance of a skilled Employer of Record (EOR) service like Breedj, which can provide expert guidance in decoding the complexities of the Eswatini market.

Hiring in Eswatini

When it comes to staffing your operations in Eswatini, international companies typically have two pathways: creating a local entity or utilizing an EOR solution. While establishing a local entity can often appear as the straightforward approach, the actual process is littered with numerous legal and compliance challenges. 

Navigating these complexities can take a significant toll on your resources and time. In contrast, choosing Breedj as your EOR service provider in Eswatini offers a faster, more efficient, and less risky strategy for entering and thriving in this market. We provide you with the benefit of our extensive local expertise, freeing you from the administrative burdens and potential pitfalls of establishing a standalone entity. 

Moreover, Eswatini labor law stipulates that new hires can be subjected to a probation period, a nuanced provision that can be easily managed with Breedj’s local knowledge, ensuring that you remain in full compliance.

Country fact sheet


Swazi lilangeni (SZL), South African rand (ZAR) also accepted


Mbabane (administrative), Lobamba (royal and legislative)


1.2 million (2021)


Southern Africa


GMT +2

Official languages

English, Swazi (Swati)

Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Eswatini

By partnering with Breedj, you can eliminate the need to establish an in-country entity, and thus, saving valuable time and resources while benefiting from our local expertise to guarantee full compliance for your business operations.

Our platform has been designed to seamlessly take care of every aspect of the local employment environment, while you focus on your core operations.

Employment contracts

We handle employment contracts for both global employees and contractors.

Guaranteed compliance

Breedj ensures full compliance with your workers' local labor laws.

Global payroll

Our platform ensures accurate and timely international salary payments.

Legal expertise

Leverage Breedj's extensive expertise to navigate diverse employment laws.

Tax & contributions

Breedj handles tax & mandatory contributions as required by local labor laws.

Multiple currencies

Your workers are paid in their local currency, directly to their bank account.

Statutory labor laws in Eswatini

For any organization looking to operate in Eswatini, an in-depth understanding of the country’s labor laws is indispensable. To give you a brief yet comprehensive overview:

Employee Probation Period: Eswatini’s labor laws permit a probation period of up to three months, which can be mutually extended between the employer and employee. This probation period is critical for both parties to assess suitability for long-term employment.

Annual Leave Entitlements: According to Eswatini law, employees have a minimum entitlement of 12 working days of paid annual leave after completing one year of continuous service. This leave can be planned in coordination with business needs and employee preferences.

Maternity Leave: Female employees in Eswatini are entitled to 12 weeks of fully paid maternity leave. This is broken down into six weeks before the anticipated birth date and six weeks following childbirth, applicable to women who have been employed for at least a year.

Paternity Leave: Male employees are also considered in Eswatini’s labor laws, with entitlement to one week of paid paternity leave, allowing fathers to support their partners during this critical period.

Sick Leave: The labor laws stipulate that employees are entitled to 12 days of fully paid sick leave per annum.

As your Employer of Record service provider in Eswatini, Breedj ensures your operations are fully aligned with these complex regulations, freeing you to focus on your core business activities.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

12 days

Sick leave

12 days

Maternity leave

12 weeks

Paternity leave

1 week

Employee probation

Up to 3 months

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Social security in Eswatini

Compliance with social security regulations is a mandatory aspect of employment in Eswatini. As your Employer of Record (EOR) partner, Breedj guarantees that your business meets all required contributions and regulations. Employers are mandated to contribute 5% of an employee’s gross salary towards social security, which is matched by a 5% contribution from the employee. 

These contributions go towards a range of social benefits, such as retirement pensions, healthcare, and unemployment benefits. The complexities of adhering to social security obligations can be formidable for organizations unfamiliar with Eswatini’s local legal landscape. 

That’s where Breedj comes in—handling all aspects of social security compliance, from initial registration to ongoing contributions, enabling you to focus exclusively on the success and growth of your business operations in Eswatini.

In summary, Breedj offers a full suite of EOR services in Eswatini that can ease your path into this emerging African market. From ensuring labor law compliance to managing social security obligations, our services provide a robust, effective, and compliant platform for your business. Contact us today to begin your journey to a successful operation in Eswatini.

Breedj's platform

Current coverage

54 countries

Focus region


Salary payments

Supports multiple currencies

Time to market

Onboard workers in less than 24 hours

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Confidently expand to Eswatini

Breedj stands out as the preferred global employment solutions provider for several reasons, offering organizations a competitive edge with a range of scalable global employment solutions.

Cost effective

Drastically reduce administrative and overhead costs related to managing global employees.

100% compliant

Stay up to date with the ever changing global legislations, policies and local labor laws.

Peace of mind

Get direct access to our global employment experts to mitigate legal risks and penalties.

Fast-track market entry

Bypass the complexities associated with establishing a branch office or in-country.

Help emerging countries

Encourage growth and uplift lesser served regions by giving a job to talented remote professionals.

Support United Nations development goals

Directly support at least four sustainable development goals, simply by using our platform.