Employer Of Record in Dominican Republic

We make it easy and painless to expand your business into Dominican Republic. Forget about dealing with local regulations, confusing tax laws and international payroll management. We take care of all that so you don't have to.

Accelerate your growth into Dominican Republic Compliantly and hassle-free

At Serviap Global we handle all employee onboarding, payroll, compliance, risk, mitigation and benefits, so you can focus on what matters most – your business.

How we can help you expand in Dominican Republic

As your EOR in Dominican Republic we’d help you expand by hiring employees and running their payroll without establishing a local branch office or subsidiary. 

Your candidate is hired by a PEO in Dominican Republic provider in accordance with local labor laws and can be onboarded in days instead of the months it typically takes. Shortly after, your new employee will be working for you, just like any other member of your team. 

Expand to Dominican Republic with Serviap Global

Through our PEO and EOR services, you can hire qualified talent in your industry without the trouble of opening your own legal entity. 

In just a few days, you can easily and safely build a presence in Dominican Republic, being sure that your staff will be hired in compliance with labor and tax regulations

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Quick Facts

Currency:
Dominican Peso (DOP)

Capital:
Santo Domingo

Payroll Cycle:
Monthly

Language:
Spanish

Serviap Group’s International PEO service outsources the hiring and administration functions while you maintain direction over your employee. Taking advantage of talented labor markets and/or sales opportunities in the Dominican Republic is now easier than ever before. To learn more about International PEO.

Some reasons you might use International PEO or our other services in the Dominican Republic are:

  • You have a contractor overseas and you want to convert them to an employee
  • Your company is in a non-compliant relationship with your contractor
  • Your company wants to invest in these resources and show your commitment to them by converting to employees
  • Your contractors themselves are asking for an improved status afforded to full time employees
  • You are looking for a cost effective solution to convert your international contractors to employees
  • You need to convert your contractors to employees without setting up a legal entity
  • The costs and risk of maintaining a foreign corporate entity from a compliance and financial perspective is too high for the potential benefit or does not align with long term goals
  • You need to hire today, but in need of an interim solution while setting up your foreign entity

For companies who wish to hire employees in the Dominican Republic, we can walk you through the nuances of employment and hiring in country. After the initial call Serviap Group will send you a customized proposal matching your exact specifications within 24 hours, and can have your employees operating within days of paperwork being signed. Whether foreign national expatriates or local national hires, we can assist with Dominican Republic business visas, work permits, local payroll and taxes, and general employment support to drastically decrease your time to market compliantly and without headaches.

Hire employees in Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic residents are very accustomed to the service culture, since their country is the most visited in the Caribbean. Residents speak English well, and they are advancing in technology-based skills. If you’re considering doing business in Dominican Republic, it’s important to understand human capital trends in the country. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Workforce and employees

The economy in the Dominican Republic is the ninth-largest in all of Latin America, and it is also one of the fastest-growing. A major reason for this is the growth of the technology and IT sector, which is being pushed from the country’s government:

  • Fintech is growing rapidly in the country thanks to a group called ADOFINTECH. It brings together organizations and individuals in the sector to find new solutions and conduct research they hope will result in greater inclusion in finances.
  • The government has launched a tech initiative called Republica Digital to bring more technology to all aspects of Dominican life. It focuses on digital transformation, job growth, IT access and education.
  • The three largest telecommunication companies based in the Dominican Republic recently invested $355 million into the country’s IT infrastructure.
  • There are major tech institutions in the country that help train advanced IT learners. Some of the best are the Instituto Tecnologico de las Americas and the Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo.

Dominican Republic Business Insights

Dominican Republic is located on the island of Hispaniola. It shares the island with Haiti, making it one of only two islands in the Caribbean that are shared by two sovereign states (the other is Saint Martin). It is the second-largest country in the Antilles by area alone (Cuba is first). Tourism is the largest industry in the country. Residents speak English well, and they are advancing in technology-based skills.

If you’re considering doing business in Dominican Republic, here’s everything you need to know!

The Economy in Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic has the largest economy in the Central American and Caribbean regions. It’s been the fastest-growing economy in the Americas over the last 25 years, with an average GDP growth rate of 5.53%. From 2014 to 2015, its GDP growth was the highest in the entire Western Hemisphere.

The economy here has become diversified in the last 30 years, expanding from a reliance on exports to include trade, mining, agriculture, manufacturing and services. Services actually account for nearly 60% of the country’s total GDP. This is thanks to advanced and robust transportation infrastructure and telecommunication system.

Key Sectors of the National Economy

Dominican Republic has the eighth largest economy in the Central American and Caribbean region. It’s a diverse economy that’s expected to grow almost 80% by 2030. Services represents 60.8% of the country’s GDP, employing 63.1% of the labor force. Industry (33.8%) and agriculture (5.5%) are major industries as well.

The country is home to the largest gold mine, and mining is of huge importance here. In fact, it’s the largest sector in regards to export earnings, with agriculture coming in second.

Business and taxes in Dominican Republic

Every country has their own tax system and code by which individuals and corporations must abide. The tax policy of individual countries is one of the main determining factors for whether it is considered viable for businesses and friendly to foreigners doing business in or relocating to that country. Let’s take a look at Dominican Republic’s tax overview in three main categories: Personal Taxes, Corporate Taxes, and VAT Taxes.

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Is Dominican Republic Right for Your Business?

SERVIAP is a leading Professional Employer Organization (PEO) ready to help your business expand operations throughout the Western Hemisphere. PEO is a model of co-employment, where we assume total responsibility for your talent, allowing you to focus on the strategic activities of your organization. Contact us today to learn more about how you can expand your business in Dominican Republic.

Holidays in Dominican Republic

List of Holidays in Dominican Republic in 2022

  • New Year’s Day
  • Epiphany
  • Lady of Altagracia
  • Juan Pablo Duarte Day
  • Independence Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Day
  • Labour Day (in lieu)
  • Mother’s Day
  • Corpus Christi
  • Father’s Day
  • Restoration Day
  • Our Lady of Mercedes Day
  • Constitution Day
  • Christmas Day

Maternity/Paternity Leave in Dominican Republic

Employees who are pregnant or have recently given birth, enjoy superior protection under the Labour Code. Regarding maternity leave, the law establishes the mother’s right to paid leave during the seven (7) weeks preceding the probable date of delivery, as well as the seven (7) weeks that follow. The employee also has the right to three rest periods of 20 minutes each, per working day, to breastfeed her child. During the employee’s maternity leave, the company must pay the ordinary salary in full, and the TSS will return to the employer, the equivalent of three months of contributory salary.

Regarding paternity leave, the Labour Code provides that the employee has the right to two (2) days of paid leave if his wife gives birth.

Health Insurance in Dominican Republic

The social security authority offers the following (primary) insurances to workers who have contributed to the system, depending on the number of contributions made and the amounts involved in each quote: i) death benefit; ii) accident allowance; and iii) health benefit. All employees have the right to be covered by social security. All employees must belong to the Social Security system, regardless of their income or work. A government institution administers occupational risk insurance; therefore, there will be no option in this regard. For family health insurance, the maximum salary contribution will be the equivalent of ten minimum wages. The financing for this insurance will be made gradually, from the employee’s and employer’s joint contributions.

Why Serviap Group

At Serviap Group we offer a full range of market entry and back-office services in Latin America, including as a PEO provider in the Dominican Republic. Our team of multilingual legal and accounting experts specializes in assisting foreign companies with all their corporate needs to enter a new market.

As your PEO provider, we help you find and hire local talent professionally, efficiently, and most importantly, in full compliance with Dominican law.

Contact us today to find out more about how we can support you.

For more information about hiring through a PEO solution in Latin America, see our short presentation below about your options, created by our employment and payroll specialists.

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