EOR Solutions

Malawi Employer of Record (EOR) Services

Compliantly hire and pay employees in Malawi. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers employer of record solutions in Malawi. 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 Malawi

When it comes to doing business in Malawi, the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index for 2020 ranks the country at 109th out of 190 nations. While this ranking indicates there are challenges to be met, it should also be viewed as a representation of untapped opportunities. By availing Breedj’s EOR services, you benefit from our in-depth understanding of Malawi’s business regulations, culture, and economic landscape. 

Our on-ground team of experts is committed to providing actionable insights to mitigate risks and maximize your chances for success. With Breedj’s support, you can navigate the business environment in Malawi effectively and exploit its burgeoning market potential.

Hiring in Malawi

Foreign businesses looking to set up operations in Malawi generally have two avenues: the first is to establish a local entity, a process that involves a labyrinth of red tape and risks, particularly when it comes to compliance with local laws. The second, and often more appealing option, is to leverage an Employer of Record service such as Breedj. 

Our services are designed to navigate the intricacies of the Malawian hiring landscape, ensuring that your business is fully compliant with local labor laws. This not only saves you time but offers peace of mind, allowing you to concentrate on your core business activities, including growth and market expansion.

Country fact sheet


Malawian kwacha (MWK)




19.1 million (2021)


Southern Africa



Official languages

English, Chichewa

Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Malawi

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 Malawi

An intimate understanding of Malawi’s labor laws is indispensable for any foreign business planning to set up shop in the country. To elucidate:

Employee Probation Period: Generally, the initial probation period in Malawi is three months. However, this period may be extended by mutual agreement between the employer and employee.

Annual Leave Entitlements: In Malawi, employees are entitled to a minimum of 24 working days of paid leave each year after completing a year of continuous service with the same employer.

Maternity Leave: Female employees in Malawi are entitled to 16 weeks of maternity leave, divided equally before and after childbirth (8 weeks each).

Paternity Leave: While Malawi does not have a nationally-mandated paternity leave policy, some businesses may offer this benefit voluntarily.

Sick Leave: Malawian law grants employees up to 30 days of paid sick leave annually, but only after the employee has been with the company for at least one month.

By choosing Breedj’s EOR services, you can effectively bypass the often-complicated nuances of compliance with labor laws, allowing you to focus on what you do best—running your business

Labor regulations

Annual leave

24 days

Sick leave

30 days

Maternity leave

16 weeks

Paternity leave


Employee probation

3 months

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Social security in Malawi

Being an employer in Malawi comes with the responsibility of participating in the country’s Social Security System. This typically involves an employer contribution of approximately 10% of each employee’s gross salary. 

These funds go towards a range of social benefits, including retirement pensions, disability, and survivor benefits. Navigating this landscape can be cumbersome for foreign businesses unfamiliar with local legislation. 

That’s where Breedj’s EOR services come in handy. We manage every aspect of social security compliance for you from initial registration and document submission to the calculation and remittance of monthly contributions freeing you to focus on your primary business objectives.

In summary, if you’re contemplating an expansion into Malawi, Breedj’s comprehensive Employer of Record services offer you a simplified, risk-averse pathway into this emerging African market. Reach out to us today to explore how we can facilitate your business’s successful growth in Malawi.

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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Global expansion simplified

Confidently expand to Malawi

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.