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Honduras EOR & PEO

SALARY PAYMENT IN Honduran Lempira (HNL)

CONTRACT LANGUAGES Spanish / English

PAYROLL TAX 16.60%

PAYROLL CYCLE Monthly 

TIME TO HIRE  24 hours

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Hire in Honduras

Horizons provides compliance solutions to ensure your business in Honduras operates in line with Honduras labor laws and tax regulations. Businesses benefit from hiring in, investing in, or job outsourcing to, Honduras in a range of industries, from customer service, to accounting services, to software development. We also process monthly payroll, and, as a Honduras Employer of Record, absorb all local employer liabilities. Partnering with our Honduras EOR is the quickest and most cost-effective way to enter the Honduras market.

Note, a Honduras Employer of Record is also known as a Honduras Professional Employer Organization (PEO).

Facts & Stats

EOR Platform

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EOR Cost

Our Honduras EOR solution is the most affordable on the market.

Time-to-hire

Fast onboarding in Honduras, hire in as little as 24 hours.

Contracts

We draft labor contracts compliant with Honduras labor law.

Local Benefits

We administer all mandatory benefits and contributions in Honduras.

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Employment Laws

Employment contracts in Honduras

Employment contracts in Honduras must be written and should include all relevant information about the role such as salary, benefits, and termination rights. Contracts should also be written in Spanish and use the local currency of the Honduran lempira.

Fixed-term
Probationary period

2 months (standard)

Termination notice period

24 hours: Less than 3 months’ service

1 weeks: 3 – 6 months’ service

2 weeks: 6 months – 1 year’s service

1 month: 1+ year’s service

2 months: more than 2 years’ service 

Severance1 months’ salary per year of service

 

Indefinite
Probationary period

2 months (standard)

Termination notice period

24 hours: Less than 3 months’ service

1 weeks: 3 – 6 months’ service

2 weeks: 6 months – 1 year’s service

1 month: 1+ year’s service

2 months: more than 2 years’ service 

Severance1 months’ salary per year of service

 

Working hours in Honduras

The standard working week for employees in Honduras is made up of eight-hour days, with a maximum of 44 hours per week. The maximum is reduced to 36 hours for night shift workers and 42 hours for workers who work both days and nights.

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Public holidays in Honduras 2024

There are several annual national holidays in Honduras, and many employees are given the following days as leave from work:

Honduras has a range of national public holidays that are celebrated annually. In 2024 these holidays are:

DateHoliday name
1 Jan , 2024New Year’s Day
2 Jan , 2024Public Sector Holiday
28 Mar , 2024Maundy Thursday
29 Mar , 2024Good Friday
30 Mar , 2024Holy Saturday
14 Apr , 2024America Day
1 May , 2024Labor Day / May Day
15 Sep , 2024Independence Day
3 Oct , 2024Morazan’s Day
12 Oct , 2024Columbus Day
21 Oct , 2024Army Day
25 Dec , 2024Christmas Day

Honduras vacation leave

Employees in Honduras are entitled to increasing amounts of paid vacation leave the longer their service with an employer. After one year of service, employees are entitled to at least ten days of vacation. After two years, this rises to 12 days, then 15 days after three years and 20 days after four years of service.

Honduras sick leave

After the first three days of absence through sickness (which are unpaid), employees in Honduras are entitled to 26 week of paid sick leave (rising to one full year in some special cases). Compensation is two-thirds of average pay from the preceding three months of work.

Parental leave in Honduras

Female employees in Honduras are entitled to 12 weeks of paid maternity leave, with six weeks to be taken before and after the birth. Compensation is two-thirds of average salary for the preceding three months.

Male employees in Honduras are not entitled to any paternity leave, although some employers choose to offer an allowance.

Terminations and severance in Honduras

The length of mandatory notice of termination for employees in Honduras depends on their length of service. For employees with less than two months of service, notice of just 24 hours is required. This gradually increases up to two months of notice.

Severance payments may also be necessary and also vary depending on the employees’ length of service, ranging from ten days of salary up to one month of pay per year of service.

Taxation in Honduras

Employers in Honduras must make contributions to both the country’s social security scheme and unemployment fund at a rate of 3.5% and 4% of salary respectively.

Income tax in Honduras is progressive, with rates ranging from 0% to 25% depending on income level.

Corporate tax in Honduras is 25%.

Health coverage in Honduras

Honduras has a comprehensive public healthcare system. However, many employers do choose to offer private medical insurance as part of their benefits packages.
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Compensation & Benefits

Compensation laws in Honduras

Honduras has relatively complex minimum wage regulations, with the mandatory minimum rates varying greatly depending on the type of work and the size of the company. For instance, the agricultural sector’s minimum wage is HNL 9,193.70 per month. For this reason, it is important to determine exactly which rate applies to your employees when hiring in the country.

Benefit management in Honduras

Many employees in Honduras choose to offer their employees benefits packages, including things such as extra pension contributions, a company car allowance, paid vacation days, a holiday bonus, and so on. However, setting up a benefits system in Honduras can be difficult if you are not familiar with the country’s complicated labor laws, language, and administrative norms.

Outsourcing your benefit management process ensures that you fully understand and adhere to the rules, ensuring your compliance and speeding up the process significantly. At Horizons, our Honduras employment experts will help you to find and arrange your benefits, advise on your strategy, and ensure compliance with the law.

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FAQs

Generally speaking, the terms “Honduras PEO” and “Honduras EOR” are used interchangeably.

An EOR in Honduras can feasibly hire both local and foreign nationals to work in Honduras.

However, the ability of Horizons to sponsor your foreign national employee in Honduras may be limited due to visa quotas practiced in many countries.

Contact us with your requirements and our Global Mobility team with review the case and get back to you within 2 business days.

In most cases, Horizons’ Honduras EOR can hire & onboard your employee within 24 hours. The actual start date of the employee will depend on their notice period obligation to their previous employer as well as any relevant hiring rules in Honduras.

It is possible to get a work visa in Honduras. Horizons’ Global Mobility team is a dedicated team of work visa experts. They assess the details of each case to determine feasibility and costs before Horizons applies for the work visa on behalf of your employee. If the Global Mobility team determines that your case is feasible, the process is smooth and transparent. Visa spots in Honduras are limited, however—get started today to secure your employees’ visa spot.