EOR Solutions

Zambia Employer of Record (EOR) Services

Compliantly hire and pay employees in Zambia. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers employer of record solutions in Zambia. 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 Zambia

Zambia is a growing market with immense potential for global organizations looking to expand their operations. According to the World Bank’s latest Ease of Doing Business Index, Zambia ranks favorably in terms of its business-friendly environment, showcasing the country’s dedication to attracting international investment and facilitating trade. This positive ranking implies that international organizations can expect a supportive regulatory framework and an ecosystem conducive to business growth.

Key industries in Zambia include agriculture, mining, tourism, and energy, which offer ample opportunities for global companies to establish their presence and contribute to the country’s economic growth. The agricultural sector is particularly vital, as it not only serves as a primary source of income for a significant portion of the population but also holds potential for further development and innovation. 

Additionally, Zambia’s mining industry, primarily focused on copper production, is a major driver of foreign investment, while the tourism sector capitalizes on the country’s rich natural resources and wildlife. The energy sector, particularly in renewable resources, is another area with significant growth potential, as Zambia aims to diversify its energy sources and promote sustainable development.

By understanding the ease of doing business in Zambia and the key industries driving its economy, global organizations can make informed decisions about their expansion strategies and select the right partner to help them navigate the local market.

Hiring in Zambia

As a global company looking to hire talent in Zambia, you have two primary options: setting up your own legal entity in the country or partnering with an Zambia Employer of Record (EOR) like Breedj. The EOR concept involves a third-party organization, such as Breedj, acting as the legal employer of your workforce in Zambia, thereby managing all aspects of employment compliance on your behalf.

Setting up a legal entity in Zambia requires significant time and resources, and navigating the complex local labor laws can be challenging. Non-compliance with these regulations can result in substantial penalties, damage to your company’s reputation, and potential operational disruptions. By partnering with Breedj for EOR services, you can avoid these risks and benefit from a faster, more efficient market entry.

Breedj’s Zambia EOR solution provides numerous advantages, including instant access to local expertise, seamless hiring and management of your workforce, and guaranteed compliance with all local labor laws. 

Our EOR services eliminate the need to establish an in-country entity, allowing you to focus on your core business objectives while we handle the complexities of local employment regulations. This streamlined approach ensures that your company can efficiently access the Zambian talent pool and grow your business in this emerging market.

Country fact sheet


Zambian kwacha (ZMW)




18.4 million (2021)


Southern Africa



Official languages


Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Zambia

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 Zambia

Compliance with local labor laws is critical for any organization operating in Zambia. Understanding and adhering to these regulations not only protects your company’s reputation but also ensures the fair treatment of employees, fostering a positive work environment. Key labor laws to be aware of include:

Employee Probation Period: The 2019 Employment Code Act allows for a 3-month probationary period to evaluate a candidate’s performance. This probationary period can be extended from 3 to 6 months if necessary, and the employer has the option to terminate the contract at any time during this period, subject to the relevant notice requirements.

Annual Leave in Zambia: Full-time employees are entitled to at least two days of annual leave or paid holidays per month of employment, totaling 24 calendar days per year.

Maternity Leave in Zambia: The 2019 Employment Code Act grants pregnant employees 14 weeks of maternity leave, up from the previous 12 weeks under the Employment Act of 1965. The minimum post-natal leave requirement is 6 weeks, and in the event of multiple births, maternity leave can be extended to 18 weeks.

Paternity Leave in Zambia: Male employees are entitled to 5 days of paid paternity leave.

Sick Leave in Zambia: Paid sick leave entitlements vary depending on the nature of the work contract. Short-term contract employees receive full compensation for the first 26 working days of sick leave, followed by half pay (50%) for the next 26 working days. Long-term contract employees receive full pay for the first 3 months of sick absence and half pay for the subsequent 3 months.

By partnering with Breedj as your Zambia EOR, you can ensure full compliance with these labor laws, protecting your company and providing a supportive environment for your employees.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

24 days

Sick leave


Maternity leave

14 weeks

Paternity leave

5 days

Employee probation

3 to 6 months

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Social security in Zambia

In Zambia, employers are responsible for making social security contributions on behalf of their employees. Failure to comply with these requirements can lead to financial penalties and potential reputational damage. The primary social security obligations for employers are as follows:

National Pension Scheme Authority (NPSA) Contributions:

Employers must match their employees’ NPSA contributions, which are applicable to both foreign and local employees. For the fiscal year 2021, the maximum ceiling for contributions is ZMW 1,159.40 per employee, resulting in a total combined contribution of ZMW 2,318.80.

National Health Insurance (NHI) Contributions:

The National Health Insurance (NHI) Act mandates that both the employer and the employee contribute 1% of the employee’s basic salary to the NHI Management Authority. These contributions must be submitted by the 10th of the month in question.

Partnering with Breedj as your Zambia Employer of Record (EOR) ensures that your organization remains fully compliant with these social security requirements. Our expert team will manage these contributions on your behalf, allowing you to focus on your core business activities while safeguarding the welfare of your employees and maintaining a strong reputation in the Zambian market.

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 Zambia

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.