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Employee - Chile

Hire employees in Chile No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in Chile,  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.

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

All the necessary benefits for Chile built right in

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

  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Worker Compensation Insurance

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    Quick Overview

    Currency: Chilean Peso (CLP)

    Capital: Santiago

    Official language: Spanish

    Payroll Cycle: Monthly

    Statutory Holidays

    Paid Time Off

    In Chile, employees are entitled to 15 days of paid leave a year after 1 year of employment. For employees who don't reach 1 year of seniority entitlement is prorated to 1.25 days per month.

    Public Holidays

    • New Year’s Day
    • Easter
    • Labor Day
    • Navy Day/Battle of Iquique
    • St. Peter and St. Paul Day
    • Virgin of Carmen Day
    • Assumption of the Virgin Mary
    • Independence Day
    • Glorias del Ejercito Day
    • National Holiday
    • Encounter of Two Worlds Day
    • Evangelical and Protestant churches Day
    • All Saints Day
    • Immaculate Conception Day
    • Christmas Day

    Additional regional holidays may also apply.

    General Taxation

    Individual Income Tax

    The individual income tax depends on many variables, such as marital status, level of income, etc. The average ranges up to 35%

    Employer Tax

    Approximately, 7.68% of employee salary

    Additional information

    Employment Contract Details

    Employment contracts must be in writing and in Spanish.

    Minimum Wage Requirements

    The Minimum Wage in Chile is CLP 326,500 per month.

    Probation Period

    There is no legal provision on probation periods in Chile. Employers may agree in writing with employees probation periods.

    Maximum working hours and overtime

    Normal working hours are limited to 45 hours per week (Monday-Saturday), 9 hours per day plus 30 minutes per day for lunch. Overtime does not apply to home office workers or managerial roles and it is only allowed if previously authorized by the employer, enforced through the employment agreement.

    Bonus and Expense Payments

    There are 2 bonuses that must be paid in Chile, 13th & 14th salary are subjected to income tax and social security withholdings.

    Parental Leave

    • Maternity leave: employees are entitled to 6 weeks before childbirth up to 12 weeks after birth, a total of 12 to 18 weeks of leave. During maternity leave, employees receive an allowance equal to 100% of the salary paid by the government.
    • Paternity Leave: employees are entitled to 5 business paid days funded by the employer.

    Termination requirements for employees in

    Contracts ca be terminated by any party with cause or without cause. Severance payment is based on the employee’s length of labor relationship: the employer must pay the indemnity for seniority equivalent to 30 days of the last monthly remuneration for each year of service and fraction of more than 6 months, capped at 330 days of remuneration, 11 years.

    Notice Period

    In Chile, the minimum required notice period is 1 month's written notice or provide payment in lieu.

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