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.
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.
Employees in Trinidad and Tobago are typically paid on a monthly basis.
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$.
Again, the weekly contribution is depending on the employee's weekly earnings. The maximum combined rate for Employer and Employee’s is 414.30 TT$ per week for monthly income over 13,600 TT$.
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!
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.
The following 14 public holidays are observed in Trinidad and 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.
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.
Pregnant employees receive 14 weeks of maternity leave after one year of service. Up to six weeks can be taken before the birth.
There is no law that provides for paternity leave.
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.
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:
For most employees that are paid monthly, the notice period is one month.
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.
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.
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.
Omnipresent makes it easy to employ, pay and support your international team. Book a call with us to start building your global team today.
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