Hire Employees & Contractors


Compliantly hire your distributed team members in



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Hiring in



isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in



, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in



while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language



Bahamian dollar ($, BSD)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

15 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index


Statutory Leave

2 weeks after employees have completed one year of work

Sick Leave

1 week

Maternity Leave

12 weeks

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like



, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Bahamas is $260 per week.

Overtime Pay

The standard working hours are 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week. Overtime pay is 1.5 times the employee's regular wage and 2 times when the employee works overtime on a public holiday

Additional Pay

Bereavement leave: Employees are eligible for up to 8 days of annual leave for pressing personal matters. For instance, accidents, the passing away or significant illness of close relatives, and situations brought on by fire or flooding.

Payroll Cycle

For all Borderless customers, employee payments will be made in equal monthly installments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

Employer Costs & Taxes

5.9%: National insurance

Employee Costs & Taxes

3.9%: Social security contribution

Employment Information

Termination Process

In order to avoid the employee from filing a wrongful dismissal case, the employer must provide the employee with notice or severance compensation. The employer is entitled to terminate the employee at any time if the employee committed work-related offenses.

Notice period

The notice period in Bahamas depends on the employee's tenure.

  • Employees who worked 6 - 12 months: 1 week
  • Employees who worked more than 12 months: 2 weeks

Probation Period

There is no official probationary requirement but certain collective agreements allocate a probation of 12 months. 

Severance Details

For every year of employment up to a maximum of 12 years, the Bahamas' standard severance package is 4 weeks' income.

Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in



When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Contributions

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