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Trinidad and Tobago EOR & PEO

SALARY PAYMENT IN Trinidad & Tobago Dollar (TTD)

CONTRACT LANGUAGE English

PAYROLL TAX  23.80 TDD to 276.20 TDD

PAYROLL CYCLE Monthly

TIME TO HIRE 24 hours

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Horizons ensures day-to-day guidance to help your business navigate Trinidad and Tobago labor laws and regulations. Horizons also ensures payroll is processed weekly or fortnightly (the standard periods in Trinidad and Tobago ), and that taxes are withheld as required. As the Trinidad and Tobago Employer of Record, Horizons is responsible for employee income tax withholding, payment of payroll taxes to state authorities, and submission of tax returns to the Trinidad and Tobago Tax Office.  Partnering with our Trinidad and Tobago EOR is the quickest and most cost-effective way to enter the Trinidad market.

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

Facts & Stats

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EOR Cost

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Time-to-hire

Fast onboarding in Trinidad and Tobago, hire in as little as 24 hours.

Contracts

We draft labor contracts compliant with Trinidad and Tobago labor law.

Local Benefits

We administer all mandatory benefits and contributions in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Employment Laws

Trinidad and Tobago employment contracts

Contracts of employment in Trinidad and Tobago can be verbal or written, but, as always, we strongly recommend providing formal written contracts for every employee with clearly defined terms. All contracts should cover the relevant details such as salary, benefits, terminations, and so on, be written in English, and use the currency of the Trinidad and Tobago dollar.

Fixed-term
Probationary period3 – 6 months, depending on the role
Termination notice period45 days
Severance

2 weeks’ salary per year of service, for first 5 years

3 weeks’ salary per year of service, for each year after 5 years’ service

Indefinite
Probationary period3 – 6 months, depending on the role
Termination notice period45 days
Severance

2 weeks’ salary per year of service, for first 5 years

3 weeks’ salary per year of service, for each year after 5 years’ service

Working hours in Trinidad and Tobago

Employees in Trinidad and Tobago work a standard 40-hour week across five days (usually Monday to Friday).

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National holidays in Trinidad and Tobago

There are several annual public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago, many of which are linked to the nation’s rich cultural heritage. Many employees receive the following days as paid leave from work:

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

DateHoliday name
1 Jan MondayNew Year’s Day
12 Feb Monday Carnival
13 Feb TuesdayCarnival/Shrove Tuesday
29 Mar FridayGood Friday
30 Mar SaturdaySpiritual Baptist Liberation Day
1 Apr MondayEaster Monday
10 Apr WednesdayEid al-Fitr (Tentative Date)
30 May ThursdayIndian Arrival Day
30 May ThursdayCorpus Christi
19 Jun WednesdayLabour Day
1 Aug ThursdayEmancipation Day
31 Aug SaturdayIndependence Day
24 Sep TuesdayRepublic Day
31 Oct ThursdayDiwali/Deepavali (Tentative Date)
25 Dec WednesdayChristmas Day
26 Dec ThursdayBoxing Day

Vacation leave in Trinidad and Tobago

There is no standardized vacation leave allowance for private-sector workers in Trinidad and Tobago. Instead, vacation leave is determined by individual negotiation and collective bargaining agreements (CBAs). In general, employees are entitled to between two and five weeks of paid vacation annually. In most cases, employees must have accrued one year of service to qualify.

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Sick leave in Trinidad and Tobago

Private sector employees in Trinidad and Tobago are not guaranteed sick pay as a rule, but most employees offer around 14 days each year.

Maternity and paternity leave in Trinidad and Tobago

Female employees in Trinidad and Tobago are legally entitled to 13 weeks of paid maternity leave, with up to six weeks to be taken before the birth and seven weeks after. Compensation of one full month of pay and two half months must be provided during this time.

Employee severance and terminations in Trinidad and Tobago

There are no mandatory general terminations regulations in Trinidad and Tobago. However, one month of notice prior to termination is usually required.

When employers are terminated for economic reasons, they may be entitled to severance payments. Payments generally equate to two weeks of pay per year of service, but the rules change slightly depending on the employee’s length of service and do not apply for employees of less than one year and those on certain types of contracts.

Tax laws in Trinidad and Tobago

Income tax in Trinidad and Tobago is progressive, with higher earners paying a higher percentage in tax. Rates are either 25% or 30%. Taxes must be withheld by the employer.

Corporate tax is generally 30%, but there are variations for some categories of companies. Many businesses must also pay additional taxes in the form of a 0.6% business levy and a 0.3% green fund levy.

Health coverage in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago has a free public healthcare system, but many companies choose to offer private medical insurance as part of their benefits packages to ensure high-quality care.

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Compensation & Benefits

Compensation laws in Trinidad and Tobago

The mandatory minimum wage in Trinidad and Tobago is TTD20.50 per hour (in Jan 2024).

Benefit management in Trinidad and Tobago

Building a benefits system for your Trinidadian and Tobagonian workforce can be difficult and complicated to navigate if you are not familiar with the country, its customs, and its employment laws. Setting it up independently can take several weeks and potentially lead to unexpected delays.

Horizons can help to significantly simplify this step of your Trinidad and Tobago expansion by providing benefit management outsourcing. Our team can advise you and handle the setup of your benefits scheme, enabling you to focus on expanding your organization in Trinidad and Tobago.

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FAQs

Generally speaking, the terms “Trinidad & Tobago PEO” and “Trinidad & Tobago EOR” are used interchangeably.

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

However, the ability of Horizons to sponsor your foreign national employee in Trinidad and Tobago 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’ Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago.

It is possible to get a work visa in Trinidad and Tobago. 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 Trinidad and Tobago are limited, however—get started today to secure your employees’ visa spot.

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