* Playroll continues to analyse immediate opportunities and fulfilled roles by recruitment partners, contractors and employers to identify in-demand jobs.

Capital City
San Juan

United States Dollar ($)


AST (GMT -4)

Employment Cost

Annual Leave

6 days

In-demand Specialties*
Financial Managers, Information Technology Engineers, Software Engineers

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Puerto Rico

Simplify hiring employees in by partnering with Playroll. Our Employer of Record (EOR) handles hiring, onboarding, payroll, taxes, immigration, benefits administration, and compliance. While you maintain control of day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Puerto Rico

Employing in Puerto Rico requires employers to own a legal entity in the country and manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance through their own in-country resources. Grow your team in Puerto Rico with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

Playroll allows you to hire employee's in Puerto Rico quickly, easily and we even automate tax document collection, benefits, payroll and more.

Good To Know

Puerto Rico is known to be one of the most dynamic economies in the Caribbean region.

The major industries of the country are Agriculture, Manufacturing, and Service.

Puerto Rico has 80+ accredited universities and colleges that offer a variety of programs in STEM fields.

Puerto Rico offers incentives and credits to employers who want to attract and retain talent on the island, such as the Workforce Development Program by the Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DDEC) and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Puerto Rico

Probationary Period in Puerto Rico

Working hours in Puerto Rico

Overtime in Puerto Rico

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Puerto Rico

has a robust and complex payroll and tax system, and as an employer, it pays to understand payroll process basics.

Fiscal Year in Puerto Rico

Payroll Cycle in Puerto Rico

Minimum Wage in Puerto Rico

Minimum wages and salaries in Puerto Rico

Bonus Payments in Puerto Rico

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Puerto Rico

Understanding the tax obligations for both employers and employees is crucial when operating in Puerto Rico's business landscape. This section explains how taxes and statutory fees affect payroll and individual earnings in Puerto Rico.

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional on top of the employee salary in Puerto Rico.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Puerto Rico, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around .

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Puerto Rico

The tax-related information provided in this guide is intended for general guidance and informational purposes only. Reach out to our dedicated team for insights on remote hiring in Puerto Rico tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Puerto Rico

When it comes to terminating employment in Puerto Rico, understanding the legal obligations regarding severance pay and contributions is essential. Below is a detailed overview of the key considerations for both employers and employees.

Termination Process

Notice Period

Severance Pay

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Puerto Rico

The annual leave entitlement in Puerto Rico is 6 days for a full time worker. These can include public holidays on top of that or within those days, which would otherwise be unpaid.

Public Holidays in Puerto Rico

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Puerto Rico

Maternity Leave in Puerto Rico

Paternity Leave in Puerto Rico

Sick Leave in Puerto Rico

Parental Leave In Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Puerto Rico

Playroll is committed to providing tailored, competitive benefits packages that are designed not only to attract but also retain top talent worldwide. Our global team of benefits experts build custom local packages to ensure your employees in Puerto Rico's needs are met. Typically our packages contain some or all of the following benefits.

Health Insurance
Pension or 401k
Life and Disability Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Discounts & Perks

Playroll Supplementary Benefits For Employment In Puerto Rico

Make your benefits package in Puerto Rico a talent magnet with Playroll's local plans. We offer benefits that are compliant, comprehensive, and flexible — all at competitive rates. Speak with our local territory experts to explore the localized benefits we can offer you, while you scale your team.

Statutory benefits for employment in Puerto Rico

Playroll allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Puerto Rico within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard. If you'd like specific information about our benefits packages in Puerto Rico create an account or contact our global expansion team, today.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Puerto Rico

At Playroll we're all about empowering employees to work anywhere, making mobility possible for global teams. We sponsor visas and hire the employee for you, so you don’t have to worry about payroll, taxes, and more.

It's important to note, visa support can be complicated. There are many variables that affect whether sponsorship is possible, including one’s nationality, education, marital status, and the immigration policy for the country in question.

Unfortunately, this means we can’t support visas everywhere - with that being said, we handle the entire visa process in-house, and dig into your situation to give you an overview of what to expect if we're able to help with visa sponsorship in Puerto Rico.

Playroll Immigration Support

Integrated EOR Platform

Legal and compliance experts are readily available to provide guidance and case-by-case Q&A support.

Accelerated Immigration Timeline

By leveraging dedicated support from in-house legal and compliance experts for case by case questions and more.

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Accelerated Immigration Timeline

Acquiring a visa without an entity has never been easier, leverage Playroll's global coverage to sponsor and hire employees.

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