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Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Colombia

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in Colombia. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.


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How do Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions Work?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Colombia. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Colombia typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent's global employment solutions and PEO services is helping hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Colombia in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process.

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Colombia.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Colombia.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in Colombia.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.

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Employer Costs in Colombia

Employer costs include Pension, Health, and Unemployment. Use the OmniCalculator to estimate costs, or contact us for further information.

Employee Income Taxes in Colombia

Colombia income tax rates are progressive up to 39%. Non-residents are liable for income tax at a flat rate of 35%. 

Employee Social Contributions in Colombia

Employee contributions include Health Contribution, Pension Contribution, and the Solidarity Pension Fund.

Working Hours in Colombia

42 hours per week (Given Law 2101 of July 15, 2021). Overtime allowed but a permit from the Labor Ministry is required.

Holidays & Vacation in Colombia

Please note that the below information covers national holidays and should be used for informative purposes only and not as a guarantee for payroll purposes. While we strive to offer you accurate information, public holidays are subject to frequent changes and can be dependent on regional differences. Should you need more detailed information on public holidays, please consult the government pages of the state and/or the local municipality of your employee.

  • Saturday, Jan 01, 2022 - New Year's Day (Año Nuevo)
  • Monday, Jan 10, 2022 - Epiphany (Día de los Reyes Magos)
  • Monday, Mar 21, 2022 - Saint Joseph (San José)
  • Thursday, Apr 14, 2022 - Maundy Thursday (Jueves Santo)
  • Friday, Apr 15, 2022 - Good Friday (Viernes Santo)
  • Sunday, Apr 17, 2022 - Easter Sunday (Pascua)
  • Sunday, May 01, 2022 - Labour Day (Día del trabajador)
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 - Ascension Day (La Asunción)
  • Monday, Jun 20, 2022 - Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi)
  • Monday, Jun 27, 2022 - Sacred Heart (Sagrado Corazón de Jesús)
  • Monday, Jul 04, 2022 - Saints Peter and Paul (San Pedro y San Pablo)
  • Wednesday, Jul 20, 2022 - Independence Day (Día de la Independencia)
  • Sunday, Aug 07, 2022 - Battle of Boyacá (Batalla de Boyacá)
  • Monday, Aug 15, 2022 - Assumption (Asunción)
  • Monday, Oct 17, 2022 - Columbus Day (Día de la Raza)
  • Monday, Nov 07, 2022 - All Saints' Day (Todos los Santos)
  • Monday, Nov 14, 2022 - Independence of Cartagena (Independencia de Cartagena)
  • Thursday, Dec 08, 2022 - Immaculate Conception (La inmaculada concepción)
  • Sunday, Dec 25, 2022 - Christmas Day (Navidad)

Sick Leave Entitlement in Colombia

Employer pays sick leave during the employee's absence but, as from the third day of sick leave, the employer can claim the payment back from the social security system.

Parental Leave in Colombia

Maternity leave 18 weeks 100% paid.

Paternity leave 2 weeks 100% paid.

+ Parental leave distribution of the last 6 weeks of the 18 weeks from the maternity leave between both parents. Both parents may also select a part time leave

Annual Leave Entitlement in Colombia

15 working days of paid vacation for each year of service.

Severance Pay Entitlement in Colombia

Severance payment only required in cases of termination without cause.

Severance will be dependent on several factors such as seniority, type of contract and amount of salary.

Termination in Colombia

An employee can only be dismissed for causes established by law.

Formal process must be followed.

For termination without cause the employee is entitled to a severance payment.

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GBP 60,000 annual salary

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* These employer costs are subject to frequent updates, and can depend on a variety of employee variables. They are only a ballpark estimate, and the actual figure may be above or below the quoted amount based on a number of variables. These estimates represent a monthly average each year. In some cases, contribution maximums will lead to payments earlier in the year being larger, before being reduced once max is hit. If a 13th and 14th month are applicable, these have been pro-rated into the gross salaries.

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Employ the Best Talent, Anywhere in the World

Grow Your Global Team

The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It's important to note that labour laws and regulations in Colombia are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the details such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We're here to help you every step of the way.

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Source: Trustpilot and G2 reviews in November 2022