Public Holidays

New Year Day - John Chilembwe Day – Martyrs’ Day – Good Friday – Holy Saturday – Easter Monday – Labor Day – Kamuzu Day – Eid al-Fitr – Independence Day – Mother’s Day – Christmas – Boxing Day

Working hours

The standard workweek is capped at 48 hours over five or six days.

Maternity / Paternity Leave

Female employees receive eight weeks of full pay maternity leave for every three-year period.

Vacation Leave

Employees receive between 15 and 18 days of annual leave.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to 12 weeks per year of sick leave.

Bonus Payments

Bonuses are common and paid on an annual basis.

Employment Termination Severance

Notice starts at one day and increases with length of service, up to one month. Severance starts at two weeks per year of service and increases from there.

Health Insurance Benefits

Malawi provides universal healthcare.

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