How to hire remote employees in


Found someone in Haiti you’d like to hire? Maybe a little confused about how to hire them? You’re in the right place. On this page, you’ll learn about how to hire talent in Haiti—without spending months and thousands of dollars getting set up.

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What to know before you hire in 


No matter where your home country is, Haiti’s labor laws are different than where you’re from (unless you’re from Haiti, that is). This all means that hiring can be a bit confusing to the uninitiated. Simply put, though, you have two options: Hiring people as employees, or hiring people as contractors.

If you want to successfully hire in 


, you have two options:

Hire talent as contractors

Laws about hiring contractors are significantly more simple in 


. Onboarding talent takes days, not weeks or months. Both you, the company, and your talent have more flexibility. And in many cases, since you’re remote, the talent you’re hiring is better classified as a contractor, anyway. Of course, it’s not possible in every case, but it’s what we built Panther for.

Hire talent as employees

This is the long route. You can either establish a physical presence with an entity and register as an employer, or you can use an Employer-of-Record (EOR) solution. Odds are, you’ll find using an EOR to be the easier route. Still, using an EOR in 


 is expensive—it can often be $500 per month per employee—and sometimes prone to lengthy onboarding times.

Why hire independent contractors in 


Hiring contractors is normally the easier, faster, more flexible choice—but don’t just take it from us. Below are the specific benefits and drawbacks to hiring contractors in 



It’s the fastest way to hire globally

Hiring employees takes months, at the minimum. When you hire with Panther’s locally-generated contracts, it’s a matter of days or weeks. This means you can hire the best talent, fast, without losing them to a hellish procession of paperwork.

It’s a lot cheaper

It costs just $0 to sign up for Panther, then $49 per month to hire your contractors with Panther. If you hired employees manually (or did contracting on your own), you’d likely be on the hook for thousands of dollars each month. Setting up an entity alone can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

It’s more flexible for you & your team

Hiring contractors in 


 means you’re generally not on the hook for things like health insurance and paid time off. This makes hiring flexible for you, and it gives your talent more options.

Can be less risky than hiring employees

Hiring employees is a bigger commitment, and can open you up to increased liabilities and regulations. When you hire contractors overseas, your biggest risk is misclassification—but laws surrounding contractor classification are often significantly more straightforward.

Some people want to be employees

The contractor life isn’t for everyone—some people want the security that being an employee often appears to provide. Though it’s rare, this does happen, and it’s one disadvantage of manage an all-contractor team.

You might not have as much control over your talent

Most countries’ contractor-employer relationship laws stipulate that the employer can’t set fixed working hours, among other things. These laws give contractors more freedom over how and when they do their work than an employee would have. In reality, however, most contractors are willing & able to work on the company’s schedule—it’s a matter of setting expectations beforehand.

How can I pay people in 



If you’re hiring contractors in 


, you can pay them with Panther in a single click. You won’t need to worry about complicated wire transfers, fees, or currency conversions. We’ll take care of it all. Just make a click and your contractor will get paid in their currency of choice. This is a valuable bonus for talent in countries where the local currency is particularly weak—most people appreciate the ability to receive their payment in stronger currencies.

Hiring and paying your team in 


Hire and pay with Panther

Pay everyone with a single click
Get great currency conversion rates
Pay $0 in platform fees
Run payroll in seconds
Let Panther automatically create & store invoices
Let Panther automatically write locally-compliant contracts
Let Panther automatically file local tax documents

Hire and pay without Panther

Pay all your contractors individually
Do all currency conversions yourself
Shoulder the burden of platform fees
Spend hours each month making payments
Manually track & store invoices
Manually write & sign contracts
Manually file relevant tax documents

Let Panther save you from hiring headaches.

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If you want to hire employees in 


If you’ve read up until this point, you’ll know that it’s easier, cheaper, and more flexible to hire contractors in Haiti than employees. Still, there are valid reasons why you might want to hire employees instead. The content below is for you—we’ll cover employer taxes and obligations in Haiti.

Taxes in 


Employer tax

Sickness & Maternity Insurance

Occupational Accident Insurance

National Old Age Insurance

Individual tax


Paid Time Off (PTO)

Employees in Haiti receive 15 days of paid leave, including 13 working days and two Sundays. Vacation days are not cumulative.

Employees with less than one year of service are entitled to annual leave that equals 1.25 times the number of months worked.

Public Holidays

There are 12 public holidays in Haiti.

Sick Days

In Haiti, employees receive 15 days of paid sick leave a year after one year of service.

Employees with less than one year of service are entitled to sick days on a prorated basis.

Employees must provide a medical certificate.

Maternity Leave

Female employees are entitled to 12 weeks of paid maternity leave. A minimum of four weeks must be taken before birth.

Six weeks is paid by the Office of Occupational Accident Insurance, Sickness, and Maternity (OFATMA), provided the employee registers.

The remaining six weeks are paid for by the employer.

Paternity Leave

There are no statutory laws for paternity leave in Haiti.

Parental Leave

No Info.

Other Leave

No Info.

Marriage Leave

No Info.

Bereavement Leave

No Info.


Termination Process

Employment may be terminated at the end of a fixed term contract, by mutual consent, by the employer (with or without cause) or by the employee.

Employers can terminate an employee without providing notice for threatening or abusive conduct, damage to property, unauthorized absence for three consecutive days or four days in a month, failing to follow accident prevention measures, lying about qualifications, imprisonment for more than one month or breach of contract.

Notice Period

Notice is only required for employees with over three months of service and varies depending on the length of service.

Severance Pay

Severance pay is not required by law in Haiti.

Probation Period

Employees may be dismissed without notice within the probation period.

Employee requirements in 


Working Hours

The standard working hours  is 48 hours a week, or eight hours a day over six days.


Generally, employees in Haiti has a maximum overtime allowed is two hours a day, 80 hours every quarter of the year or 320 hours per year.

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