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Dominican Republic

Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Dominican Republic

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

Dominican Republic

Omnipresent Employment Rating

Capital City
Santo Domingo
Dominican peso ($, DOP)

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 Dominican Republic. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Dominican Republic 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 Dominican Republic 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 Dominican Republic.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Dominican Republic.
  • 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 Dominican Republic.
  • 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 Dominican Republic

Employer costs include Pension and Disability, Health Insurance, and Labor Risk. Use the OmniCalculator to estimate costs, or contact us for further information.

Employee Income Taxes in Dominican Republic

The rate of personal taxation varies depending on the income tax bracket the individual belongs to. This ranges between 0% - 20%.

Employee Social Contributions in Dominican Republic

Employee contributions include Health Insurance, Pension and Disability, and Technical Education (INFOTEP).

Working Hours in Dominican Republic

The typical work week in the Dominican Republic consists of 44 hours per week. Overtime laws in the Dominican Republic are complex and can depend on the specific circumstances and the employee. 

Holidays & Vacation in Dominican Republic

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)
  • Friday, Jan 21, 2022 - Our Lady of Altagracia (Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia)
  • Monday, Jan 24, 2022 - Duarte's Birthday (Día de Duarte)
  • Sunday, Feb 27, 2022 - Independence Day (Día de la Independencia)
  • Friday, Apr 15, 2022 - Good Friday (Viernes Santo)
  • Monday, May 02, 2022 - Labour Day (Día del trabajador)
  • Thursday, Jun 16, 2022 - Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi)
  • Tuesday, Aug 16, 2022 - Restoration Day (Día de la Restauración)
  • Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 - Our Lady of las Mercedes (Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes)
  • Sunday, Nov 06, 2022 - Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución)
  • Sunday, Dec 25, 2022 - Christmas Day (Navidad)

Sick Leave Entitlement in Dominican Republic

Sick leave in the Dominican Republic includes compensation provided by the laws relating to accidents at work and Social Security, in cases of illness. For both short-term and long-term sick leave, from the 4th day onwards the Social Security Administration will pay 60% of the salary (only if the employee has a medical certificate issued by a Social Security Administration doctor.)

Parental Leave in Dominican Republic

Maternity: The Dominican Republic’s maternity leave regulations include 7 weeks pre birth and 7 weeks post birth. Employees receive the amount of the maternity benefit as a credit paid by the employer. Employers must give the vacation period after the maternity leave if the mother has the right to it. 

Paternity: Paternity leave in the Dominican Republic includes 2 days of paid paternity leave. 

Parental: The Dominican Republic has no legal requirement on parental leave. 

Annual Leave Entitlement in Dominican Republic

Employees are entitled to annual paid vacation after a year of continuous service. The length of leave is always 14 days, but the payment depends on years of service by the employee. Between 1 and 5 years worked, an employee is paid an equivalent amount of 14 working days. If more than 5 years of continuous service are worked then the employee is paid an equivalent to 18 working days.

Severance Pay Entitlement in Dominican Republic

Severance must be paid to the employee within ten days of the termination. If not, the employers must pay a penalty of one day’s salary for every extra day. Only ‘at-will’ terminations have severance, and it depends on the level of seniority/length of service.

Termination in Dominican Republic

Without cause:

  • Any party to the employment has the right to terminate without specifying a reason (at will). Notice and severance still must be respected.

With cause:

  • Just causes are listed in the Labour Code. Termination with cause requires 48 hours’ notice to the Minister of Labor. In case the employer fails to provide evidence, they will need to pay severance. In case the employee's grounds for termination are proven, the employee is entitled to receive severance pay.

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 Dominican Republic 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