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With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Peru. 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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Employee - Peru

Hire employees in Peru No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in Peru,  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.

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

All the necessary benefits for Peru built right in

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

  • Health Insurance
  • Pension


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    Quick Overview

    Currency: Peru Nuevo Sol (PEN)

    Capital: Lima

    Official language: Spanish

    Payroll Cycle: Monthly

    Statutory Holidays

    Paid Time Off

    In Peru, employees are entitled to 30 days of paid holiday a year after 1 year of employment.

    Public Holidays

    • New Year’s Day
    • Holy Thursday
    • Holy Friday
    • Labor Day
    • St Peter and St Paul
    • Independence Day
    • St. Rose of Lima
    • Angamos Battle
    • 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 from 8% to 30%

    Employer Cost

    Approximately, 9% of employee salary

    Additional information

    Employment Contract Details

    Employment contracts must be in writing and in Spanish.

    Probation Period

    The probation cannot exceed 3 months for regular workers, and 6 months or 1 year for managerial positions or specific type of workers that deals with confidential information, during which the contract may be terminated by either party without the payment of severance for termination without cause.

    Minimum Wage Requirements

    The Minimum Wage is PEN 930 per month.

    Maximum working hours and overtime

    Normal working hours are 48 hours per week, 8 hours per day plus 45 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 Peru, 13th & 14th salary are subjected to income tax and social security withholdings.

    Parental Leave

    • Maternity leave: is granted for 98 calendar days (49 days of prenatal leave and 49 days after childbirth). Additionally, postnatal leave can be extended to 30 additional calendar days, under certain conditions. During maternity leave, employees receive an allowance equal to 100% of the salary paid by the state.
    • Paternity leave: employees are entitled to 4 business paid days funded by the employer.

    Termination requirements for employees in

    Contracts can be terminated by any party with cause or without cause. Severance payment depends on the employee’s length of the labor relationship: 1.5 salaries per year of employment up to a maximum of 12 salaries.

    Notice Period

    No notice is due from the employer to the employee.

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