AMENDED RULES ON THE HIRING OF EXPATS IN ANGOLA
On 24 April 2017, the Presidential Decree No. 79/17, of 24 April was published, amending the rules applicable to the hiring of non-resident foreign workers in Angola.
The most significant changes are:
- The Regulation now allows the non-resident foreign employee and the employer to freely establish the duration of the agreement, which may be renewed twice, in accordance with the legislation in force. Previously, there was a limit of 36 months on the maximum duration.
- The value and currency of remuneration may be freely agreed between the employer and employee. Previously, payment of remuneration had to be kwanzas.
- The new regulation eliminates the prohibition of benefits and supplements paid directly or indirectly in cash or kind, in an amount exceeding 50% of the basic salary.
- The payment of the employee’s remuneration in foreign currency must be made through a financial institution.
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