Parliament passes new labour bill

Parliament passes new labour bill

 

-Maternity leave increased to 5 months from 3 months.
-Pregnant employees entitled to 12 minutes rest per hour.
-Pregnant employees entitled to ask for deployment to lighter duties.
-Management entitled to over time compensation.
-All employees entitled to leave pay at the rate of 1 month salary every year.
-All employees entitled to housing allowance or employer arranges mortgage or advance to buy a house
.-Expatriates only allowed if an organization can demonstrate that no one in Zambia has that particular skill.
-The organization must identify an understudy to the expatriate and report progress in this regard to ministry of labour regularly
– Gratuity not less than 25% of basic pay per year served.

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