How to hire remote employees in


Seychelles is home to some great remote talent. Want to hire someone there, but not sure how to do it—maybe because your company’s HQ is located somewhere else? Then, welcome: You’re in the right place. In the next few minutes, you’ll learn how to hire remote talent in Seychelles, quickly, without wading into months and thousands of dollars of legal red tape.

Country snapshot

Seychelles Rupee (SCR)

What to know before you hire in 


Hiring abroad is difficult: New labor laws, entities, a lot of words you’d rather not hear again. But we’ve got good news. It doesn’t need to be that way. Below, we’ll break down your two main options for hiring in Seychelles (and the one we think you’ll prefer).

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 Seychelles 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 Seychelles.

Taxes in 


Employer tax

Social security

Pension fund

Individual tax


Paid Time Off (PTO)

All employees are generally entitled to 21 days of paid annual leave, or 1.75 days per month worked.

Public Holidays

There are 12 public holidays.

Sick Days

Employees are entitled to 30 days of paid sick leave per year, or in cases of hospitalization, 60 days.

Maternity Leave

Female employees are generally entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave.

Female employees  receive an additional four weeks of unpaid leave that can be taken either before or after birth.

Employees must provide three months' notice to employers of the expected due date.

Paternity Leave

A male employee under a contract of continuous employment or for a fixed term or a part-time male worker, is entitled to paid paternity leave of 10 consecutive working days.

Parental Leave

No Info.

Other Leave

No Info.

Marriage Leave

No Info.

Bereavement Leave

No Info.


Termination Process

An employment contract can be terminated by an employer with notice following disciplinary procedures.

The employee must be informed in writing if it is a serious offense and given the opportunity to respond.

An employer and employee can terminate an employee contract with notice in the following cases:

  • During the probation period if the employee’s performance is unsatisfactory
  • During the training period if the trainee does not successfully complete the training
  • Pursuant to a change in employment terms to which the employee does not consent
  • Change of ownership of the business
  • Casual or part-time work

Notice Period

The notice period in Seychelles is:

  • One day in the case of a casual worker
  • Seven days for an employee on probation
  • One month for all other workers, other than non-Seychelles employees
  • One month or the notice period specified in the contract for a non-Seychelles employee

Employers are required to give notice of termination to employees who are under fixed-term contracts, as well as to employees who are reaching the legal age of retirement.

This notice period must be at least one month.

Severance Pay

Employers are responsible for compensation and wages upon termination, except in cases where an employee is dismissed for disciplinary reasons.

Employees are also entitled to compensation upon resignation (other than while on suspension or following disciplinary proceedings) or upon retirement after at least five years of service.

Probation Period

Probation period is 7 days for employee. One month for all other workers, other than non-Seychelles employees.

Employee requirements in 


Working Hours

The standard work week may not exceed 60 hours or 12 hours per day.


Overtime is allowed of up to 60 hours per month, or 15 extra hours per week. 

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