A new law will clarify the rules regarding the hiring of foreign nationals and will implement stricter requirements related to the foreign worker quota, employment agencies hiring foreign workers and employees transferring to a new location or employer. The law will be effective November 29, 2016 and does not apply to the oil, gas and mining sectors.
Labour authorities have set new minimum wages for several economic sectors. Sectors such as production and distribution of electricity, gas, water and the mining industry were increased by 12.5%, 11.75% and 10.11%, respectively. The new wage levels apply retroactively from April 1, 2016. The new minimum wages according to different economic sectors are as follows:
Minimum wages were increased in different economic sectors on April 1, 2016, and are effective immediately and retrospectively. The official publication of these amounts is forthcoming and the increases are subject to final determination by the government.
A new law requires foreign nationals to start working in Mozambique within 60 days of the issuance of their work visa and requires employers to pay a repatriation deposit on behalf of the foreign worker and his or her family. The new law also allows work visa holders to enter Mozambique multiple times until the end of their employment contract.