With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in

Puerto Rico

. 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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Hire employees in Puerto Rico No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in

Puerto Rico

,  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. 

Puerto Rico

also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in

Puerto Rico

quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

All the necessary benefits for Puerto Rico built right in

Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in

Puerto Rico

within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

Social Security
Public Health Insurance
Unemployment Insurance
Worker Compensation Insurance
Christmas Bonus

Contents

Quick OverviewStatutory HolidaysGeneral TaxationAdditional informationTermination Requirements
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Quick Overview

Currency: United States Dollar - USD

Capital: San Juan

Official language: Spanish & English

Payroll Cycle: bimonthly

Statutory Holidays

Paid Time Off

In Puerto Rico, non-exempt employees (indefinite contract) are entitled to:

  • 6 days the first year of employment.
  • 9 days after the first year of employment.
  • 12 days after the fifth year of employment.
  • 15 days after fifteen years of employment.

Employees with a fixed term contract, are not entitled to paid time off.

Public Holidays

Puerto Rico celebrates over 18 public holidays.

General Taxation

Employer cost breakdown

  • Employer cost - Approx. 12%

Individual Income Tax

Individual income tax will depend on the income of each employee. The income tax can raise up to 33%

Additional information

Employment contract details

Employee agreements will be in English, also can be bilingual in Spanish. Contracts should mention salary, notice period, working hours, holidays among others.

Probation Period

Probation period is not mandatory. For indefinite contracts can raise up to 12 months, and for fixed term contracts probation period can last up to 9 months.

Minimum Wage Requirements

Minimum wage in Puerto Rico is USD 7.25 per hour.

Maximum working hours and overtime

The standard working time is 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. Workweek will be determined by the employer. Employees are entitled to 1 hour of unpaid meal break.

Overtime

Overtime: if the employee works more than 10 hours in a given day, the employee will be entitled to overtime pay at a rate of 1.5 times.

Parental Leave

Description on parental leave. Parental leave in many countries is different from maternity and paternity.

  • Maternity leave: employees are entitled to 8 weeks of paid leave, 4 weeks should be taken prior to birth, and 4 weeks after birth of the child. Maternity leave is paid by the employer.
  • Paternity leave: employees are entitled to 5 working days of unpaid leave. However, is best practice to grant 30 days.

Sick Leave

Full time employees with indefinite contract (non-exempt employees) are entitled to accrue one day per month, up to 12 days per year. For employees with fixed-term contracts sick leave will depend on the job position, will be entitled for sick leave.

Termination requirements for employees in

The employment contract can be terminated by both parties if due notice or payment in lieu of notice is given. Severance must be paid in case the employee has an indefinite term contract. Fixed term contracts don't have severance.

Notice Period

In Puerto Rico, notice period does not apply.

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