Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago

Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Trinidad & Tobago

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

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Capital City
Port of Spain
Currency
Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TT$)
Native Language
English (official language), Trinidadian English Creole, Trinidadian Hindustani, Tobagonian Creole
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
Employee Protections
Moderate
Employment Costs
Low
Termination
Difficult
Immigration
Easy
Cost of Living
Low
Population
1,405,273

What You Need to Know About Employing in Trinidad & Tobago

Don’t risk non-compliance with local employment, social insurance, and tax regulations.

How it works
Payroll & Taxes
Employer Costs
Working Hours
Holidays & Vacation
Types of Leave
Health & Benefits
Termination Laws
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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 Trinidad & Tobago. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Trinidad & Tobago typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services help hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Trinidad & Tobago 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 Trinidad & Tobago.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Trinidad & Tobago.
  • 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 Trinidad & Tobago.
  • 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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Payroll & Taxes in Trinidad & Tobago

Employee Income Taxes:

  • Up to 1 million TT$ (Trinidad and Tobago Residents pay no taxes on their first $84,000 of income): 25%
  • 1 million TT$ and above: 30% 

Payroll Cycle:

Employees in Trinidad and Tobago are typically paid on a monthly basis.

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Employer Costs in Trinidad & Tobago

Employer Contributions:

  • National Insurance Scheme: from 23.80 TT$ to 276.20 TT$

The weekly contribution is dependent on the employee's weekly earnings. The maximum combined rate for Employer and Employee’s is 414.30 TT$ per week for monthly income over 13,600 TT$.

Employee Contributions:

  • National Insurance Scheme: from 11.90 TT$ to 138.10 TT$

 Again, the weekly contribution is depending on the employee's weekly earnings. The maximum combined rate for Employer and Employee’s is 414.30 TT$ per week for monthly income over 13,600 TT$. 

  • Health surcharge: payable by all individual taxpayers and is deducted at source by employers. The maximum rate is TT$ 8.25 per week for monthly income over TT$ 470.
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Working Hours in Trinidad & Tobago

Typical Working Hours per Week:

The standard working week in Trinidad and Tobago consists of 40 hours per week and eight hours per day. 

It’s important to note that typical working hours can vary by industry in some countries. Contact our team for the most up-to-date information!

Overtime Laws:

In Trinidad and Tobago, overtime is deemed as any work in excess of eight hours per day. For the first four hours of overtime, an employee is entitled to 150% of their normal hourly rate. Work performed after the first four hours of overtime is entitled to 200% of their normal hourly rate. 

Employees who work on public holidays and off days are entitled to be paid 200% of their normal wage.

Overtime laws in Trinidad & Tobago are complex and can depend on the specific circumstances and the employee. We’re happy to discuss this in more detail for a specific context.


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Public Holidays & Vacation Time in Trinidad & Tobago

Standard Public Holidays in Trinidad & Tobago

The following 14 public holidays are observed in Trinidad and Tobago:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Eid ul-Fitr
  • Indian Arrival Day
  • Corpus Christi
  • Labour Day
  • Emancipation Day
  • Independence Day
  • Republic Day
  • Divali
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Vacation Time in Trinidad & Tobago

For employees who work in the private sector, vacation days are determined within the employment contract or through collective bargaining. In general, private sector employees who have worked 220 days for one employer should be entitled to two weeks of paid annual leave.

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Types of Leave in Trinidad & Tobago

Sick Leave:

For most private sector employees in Trinidad and Tobago, sick leave entitlement is determined by the employment or collective agreement, with the common practice being 14 days of sick leave per year. Most state employees receive 14 days of sick leave per year.

Maternity Leave:

Pregnant employees receive 14 weeks of maternity leave after one year of service. Up to six weeks can be taken before the birth.

Paternity Leave:

There is no law that provides for paternity leave.

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Health Insurance & Supplementary Benefits in Trinidad & Tobago

We believe that remote employees should be able to access their local benefits, as well as high-standard international benefits, wherever they are. Details about international or country specific benefit packages can be provided on request. Please contact us for further details.

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Termination & Severance in Trinidad & Tobago

Severance:

In Trinidad and Tobago, severance pay is not required unless an employee has been made redundant or retired, in which case it  is dependent on the employee’s length of service:

  • More than one year but less than five years of service – two weeks’ pay for each year of service 
  • More than five years of service – three weeks’ pay for each year of service

Notice of Termination:

For most employees that are paid monthly, the notice period is one month.

Unprotected and Protected Termination:

Trinidad & Tobago law protects employees from illegal termination of employment, and as there are a range of reasons an employee can be terminated, it’s important for those looking to employ in Trinidad & Tobago to reach out to us directly with questions.

Protected Classes of Employees:

Laws around employees who have specific termination protections, or classes of employees who have protected characteristics relevant to discrimination, are highly complex and there can be a number of situation-specific variables. If you have questions in this area, please reach out to us directly to discuss.

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Grow Your Global Team. 

Employ the Best Talent, Anywhere in the World

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 Trinidad & Tobago 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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