Hire employees in

Bolivia, hassle-free

Hire employees in Bolivia, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Bolivia. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

The average onboarding time frame in Bolivia is 3 days with Deel.

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Currency

Boliviano

Capital

Sucre

Official Language

Spanish

Payroll Cycle

Monthly

Hire employees in Bolivia. No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in Bolivia, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

Bolivia also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Bolivia quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

All the necessary benefits for Bolivia
built right in

Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Bolivia within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

  • Housing Fund
  • Public Health Insurance
  • State Pension Fund
  • Worker Compensation Accident Insurance

Our quickstart guide to hiring in Bolivia

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Minimum Wage Requirements

The minimum wage is BOB 2,164 per month. The minimum wage is updated every May 1° by the supreme court.

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax is a flat rate of 13%

Employer Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 33% of the employee salary.

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, and 40 hours per week. The standard workweek is from Monday to Friday.

Maternity Leave

Employees, who have worked for 120 consecutive days, are entitled to 90 days of paid leave. 45 days must be taken before the child's birth. The employee will receive 100% of the salary during this period, the employer will pay the wages, and Social Security will reimburse 90% of the wage.

Paternity Leave

Employees who have worked for 120 consecutive days are entitled to 3 days of paid paternity leave that must be taken after the child's birth.

Parental Leave

Bolivia has no parental leave policy. However, employees can request a license due to accidents or serious illnesses of children under 12 years of age. The length is 3 days with 100% of their salary.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to unlimited paid sick leave. This leave is paid at different rates and by different payers depending upon length: 

  • Up to the third day, the employee will receive 100% of the base salary paid by the employer 
  • From the fourth day, the employee will receive 75% of the base salary paid by Social Security

Termination Requirements

Terminations in Bolivia can be complex. Compliant terminations include:

  • Voluntarily by the employee
  • Termination with a cause:
    • material damage caused intentionally in the work instruments
    • disclosure of the company’s privacy
    • total or partial breach of the agreement
    • theft or robbery by the worker.
  • By the expiration of the contract

Notice Period

In Bolivia, there is no notice period required by law. However, parties usually agree on a notice between 30 to 90 days maximum.

Severance for Employees

In Bolivia, all employees who are terminated as a voluntary retirement are entitled to severance pay after 5 years of employment or without just cause. Severance pay is 30 days of salary per year of service.

Paid Time Off

Full-time and part-time employees are entitled to a minimum of 15 working days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO and aural rate varies depending on the length of services. Employees are eligible for annual leave after 12 months of work.

Public Holidays

Bolivia celebrates both 10 national and 1 regional holiday based on the location of the employee. If holidays fall on a Sunday, the celebration is moved to the next business day.

National public holidays include:

  • New Year
  • Plurinational State Day
  • Carnivals (2 days)
  • Holy Friday
  • Labor Day
  • Corpus Christi
  • Aymara New Year
  • National Day
  • All Saints Day
  • Christmas Day

Onboarding

Onboarding takes 7 business days. The onboarding process includes a mandatory medical exam. 

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in Spanish and can be bilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties. A contract must include:

  • name
  • start date
  • length of the employment
  • job description
  • termination conditions
  • applicable regulations
  • the object of the contract
  • remuneration
  • worker's rights
  • the obligations of the worker

Probation Period

Probation periods are mandatory. The probation lasts 90 days.
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With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Bolivia. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing
international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

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599 USD

Management fee

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33%

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