Employment Regulations Tanzania – proposed changes (June 2021)

Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No 4) Bill 2021 includes proposed changes to the Employment Regulations as outlined briefly below: Amendment to ensure that there is a simplified and improved manner of issuing work permits to non-citizen workers as incentive to foreign and local investors who have decided to employ non-citizens. Amendment to extend time limit … Read more

Blueprint for Regulatory Reforms to Improve Tanzanian Business Environment

Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dodoma has in May 2018 published a Blueprint for Regulatory Reforms to Improve the Business Environment dated December 2017. The Blueprint provides the Government’s main framework for enabling a holistic review of the business enabling environment (BEE) in order to improve the business climate in Tanzania. It presents key … Read more

Registration with Workers Compensation Fund (WCF)

The Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled, Ms Jenista Mhagama, has warned that stern legal measures will be taken against all employers failing to fully comply with the law, through contributions to the WCF, which became operational in July 2015. See article in Daily News on … Read more

Employer registration with Workers Compensation Fund (WCF)

On 27 July 2017 the Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour Youth, Employment and the Persons with Disability, instructed all employers (even with only 1 employee) to register with Workers Compensation Fund (WCF). She noted that many employers have not complied with the requirement to register and gave a grace period of … Read more

Annual Return of Earnings – Workers Compensation Fund

All employers are required to contribute to the Workers Compensation Fund (see Notice to all Employers). Also, all employers are required to submit an Annual Return of Earnings Form of their employees every year by 31 March, but Fund has given Notice to Extend the Annual Return of Earnings submission date for this year to 31 May 2017.

Residence Permits – verification requirement

Verification: Commissioner of Immigration has officially launched e-verification of current residence permits on http://www.immigration.go.tz/verify/permit.php and advised all holders of residence permits to verify their permits online within 90 days from 19 April 2017 to see if there is any problem that should be resolved. Tanzanian passport holders can now also verify the validity of their passports online. Applications: … Read more

New Labour Regulations 2017

New labour law Regulations were gazetted and came into effect on 24 February 2017: Employment And Labour Relations (General) Regulations 2017  (GN 47 2017) Key areas: Child Labour Prohibition. Employment Standards and Trade Unions matters. Employment Standards with new requirements: Noteworthy provisions: Regulation 11 – a contract for specified period for professionals and managerial cadre shall not … Read more

Non-Citizens (Employment Regulation) Act 2015

The new Non-Citizens (Employment Regulation) Act 2015 was passed by Parliament in February 2015, assented to by the President on 25 April 2015 and came into effect on 1 October 2015.

The Act applies to mainland Tanzania and its main objective is to simplify the application process and issuance of work permits, to create a more conducive environment for foreign investment and a good base for implementation of various regional agreements.

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