Malawi – Employer of Record

Globalization Partners provides employer of record services for clients that want to hire employees and run payroll without first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Malawi. Your candidate is hired via Globalization Partners’ Malawi PEO in accordance with local labor laws and can be onboarded in days instead of the months it typically takes. The individual is assigned to work on your team, working on your company’s behalf exactly as if he or she were your employee to fulfill your in-country requirements.

Our Global Employer of Record Platform™ and Global PEO service enables clients to run payroll in Malawi while HR services, tax, and compliance management matters are lifted from their shoulders onto ours. As a Global PEO expert, we manage employment contract best practices, statutory and market norm benefits, and employee expenses, as well as severance and termination if required. We also keep you apprised of changes to local employment laws in Malawi.

Your new employee is productive sooner, has a better hiring experience and is 100% dedicated to your team. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you have a team of dedicated employment experts assisting with every hire. Globalization Partners allows you to harness the talent of the brightest people in more than 150 countries around the world, quickly and painlessly.

Basic Hiring Facts About Malawi

Malawi is located in Africa and has a population of 16.36 million. The capital city of Malawi is Lilongwe which has a population of 1.077 million. The Portuguese reached the area in the 16th century and gave the first written reports on the people of Malawi. The Portuguese were also responsible for the introduction of corn to the region. Corn would eventually replace sorghum as the staple of the Malawian diet.

When negotiating terms of an employment contract and offer letter with an employee in Malawi, it may be useful to keep the following in mind:

Malawi Holidays

  • New Year
  • John Chilembwe Day
  • Martyrs’ Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • May Day
  • Kamuzu Day
  • Freedom Day
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Independence Day
  • Christmas Day

Employment Contracts in Malawi

In Malawi, employment contracts can be oral or written, but it is best practice to put a strong, written contract in place, in Chichewa, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Malawi should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Malawian Kwacha rather than a foreign currency. The employment contract template is part of the service with Globalization Partners; no need to draft a separate template if you use our employer of record and PEO service in Malawi.

Why Globalization Partners

Establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Malawi to engage a small team is time consuming, expensive and complex. Labor law in Malawi has strong worker protections, requiring great attention to detail and an understanding of local best practices. Globalization Partners makes it painless and easy to expand into Malawi. We can help you hire your candidate of choice, handle HR matters and payroll, and ensure that you’re in compliance with local laws, without the burden of setting up a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our Malawi PEO and Global Employer of Record Platform provides you piece of mind so that you can focus on running your business.

If you would like to discuss how Globalization Partners can provide a seamless employee leasing or PEO solution for hiring employees in Malawi, please contact us.

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