Paid Time Off (PTO)
Employees are entitled to 30 days’ leave per year. Employees accrue their annual paid leave during their first year of employment with an organisation at a rate of one day per month worked.
This doubles to two days per month in their second year.
There are 10 public holidays.
Employees can get compensation for their time out of work due to illness through the National Social Security Institute.
Employees also may be eligible for benefits under Mozambique’s social security system. Eligible employees receive 70% of their average daily earnings for up to 365 days after a three-day waiting period.
Female employees are entitled to 60 days, which may begin up to 20 days before the due date; however, sick leave is considered a justified absence if the employee can provide a medical certificate.
Employees receive 100% of their average daily earnings if they have made at least 12 months of contributions in the 18 months before the expected due date
Male employees are entitled to one day of paternity leave, every two years; it must be taken the day immediately following the birth.