Zambia Benefits & Details
Benefits vary by country in accordance with each country’s employment laws. This page serves as an overview of benefits for Zambia. The Employer of Record for Zambia, Velocity Global, can provide additional details on the benefits that they administer (denoted below with *).
In addition to location-specific benefits, Shared Benefits are available to all team members.
- New Year’s Day
- International Women’s Day
- Youth Day
- Good Friday
- Easter Monday
- Kenneth Kaunda Day
- Labour Day
- African Freedom Day
- Heroes Day
- Unity Day
- Farmers Day
- National Prayer Day
- Independence Day
- Christmas Day
All holidays are determined by the Employer of Record and may vary by year.
Team members accrue 20 days of annual leave per year. The accrual increases to 25 days per year on the third anniversary at thoughtbot.
Up to 5 days of unused annual leave can carryover to the following accrual year.
Team members who have been at thoughtbot for less than 12 months are eligible for 52 days of sick leave. The first 26 days are paid at 100% rate, and the last 26 days are paid at 50% rate.
Team members who have been at thoughtbot for over 12 months are eligible for up to 6 months of sick leave. The first 3 months are paid at 100% rate, and the last 3 months are paid at 50% rate.
All thoughtbot team members are eligible for both paid and unpaid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child. The paid and unpaid leave can be combined for up to at least 6 months of total time off. In some locations, team members are eligible for more time off. thoughtbot ensures 6 weeks 100% paid parental leave for all non-birthing parents and 12 weeks 100% paid parental leave for all birthing parents. In locations with their own system for paid leave, thoughtbot’s policy runs concurrently with the local system.
Birthing parents in Zambia who have been at thoughtbot for 2 years are entitled to 2 additional weeks, for a total of 14 paid weeks.
Bereavement Leave/Family Responsibility Leave*
Team members may take up to 5 paid days off anytime someone close passes away. This includes pregnancy loss. We understand the deep impact that death can have on an individual or a family. If you need more than 5 days off, you can also use your accrued paid time off or unpaid time off.
In Zambia, team members who have been at thoughtbot for over 6 months are entitled to Family Responsibility Leave up to 10 days paid leave per year. This leave can be used to take care of a sick child, after the birth of a child, or in the event of a loss of family. This includes pregnancy loss. Bereavement leave runs concurrently with family responsibility leave.
Medical insurance is available through MSH.
All payments are processed through Velocity Global. All bonuses, stipends, and expense reimbursements are added to the monthly payment, which is made on the 25th day of the month, or as close to the 25th as possible. The cut off date for submitting and approving expenses is the 10th of the month.
The details of your notice period can be found in your Velocity Global contract. The standard notice period for Zambia is 30 days.