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Trinidad and Tobago PEO &
Employer of Record

SALARY PAYMENT IN Trinidad & Tobago Dollar (TTD)


PAYROLL TAX  23.80 TDD to 276.20 TDD


TIME TO HIRE 24 hours

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Hire in Trinidad and Tobago

Horizons ensures day-to-day guidance to help your business navigate Trinidad labor laws and regulations. Horizons also ensures payroll is processed weekly or fortnightly (the standard periods in Trinidad ), and that taxes are withheld as required. As the Trinidad 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 Tax Office.  Partnering with our Trinidad PEO is the quickest and most cost-effective way to enter the Trinidad market.

Facts & Stats

PEO Platform Hire in Trinidad and Tobago, and pay employees through our platform or app. PEO Cost Our Trinidad and Tobago PEO solution is the most affordable on the market. 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. 180+ Countries It doesn’t stop with Trinidad and Tobago — we are an international PEO
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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.

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

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

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

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 has a range of national public holidays that are celebrated annually. In 2023 these holidays are:
Date Holiday name
1 Jan Sunday New Year’s Day
2 Jan Monday New Year’s Day observed
20 Feb Monday  Carnival
21 Feb Tuesday Carnival/Shrove Tuesday
30 Mar Thursday Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day
7 Apr Friday Good Friday
10 Apr Monday Easter Monday
22 Apr Saturday Eid al-Fitr (Tentative Date)
30 May Tuesday Indian Arrival Day
8 Jun Thursday Corpus Christi
19 Jun Monday Labour Day
1 Aug Tuesday Emancipation Day
31 Aug Thursday Independence Day
24 Sep Sunday Republic Day
25 Sep Monday Republic Day observed
12 Nov Sunday Diwali/Deepavali (Tentative Date)
13 Nov Monday Diwali/Deepavali observed (Tentative Date)
25 Dec Monday Christmas Day
26 Dec Tuesday Boxing 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 TTD17.50 per hour (in Jan 2021).
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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A Trinidad and Tobago PEO and a Trinidad and Tobago EOR are two types of companies which specialize in providing human resources services to businesses in Trinidad and Tobago.

The main difference between a Trinidad and Tobago PEO and a Trinidad and Tobago EOR is in the scope of their services.

Trinidad and Tobago PEOs provide a full range of HR services, including payroll, benefits administration, and employee recruiting—all under one roof as a co-employer. Engaging a Trinidad and Tobago PEO is essentially outsourcing your HR duties in Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago EORs actually take over as the legal employer of your employees based abroad. Trinidad and Tobago EORs become responsible for labor compliance for your employees in Australia.

At Horizons, we offer both PEO and EOR services in Trinidad and Tobago. Get in touch now and let us know what service you are seeking.

A PEO 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 PEO 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.