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



Belize dollar ($, BZD)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

13 days

Employer Taxes

5.5 - 8.13%

Cost of Living Index

52.45 (2021)

Statutory Leave

14 days

Sick Leave

16 days

Maternity Leave

14 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 Belize is BZD 5.00 per hour.

Overtime Pay

The standard work week hours is 45 hours and any time exceeding is considered overtime. Overtime is paid at 1.5 times the employee's regular salary wage.

Additional Pay

No additional pay detail for Belize.

Payroll Cycle

Employees in Belize have the option to be paid on a weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly basis.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 5.5 - 8.13%: Employer social security contribution
  • 1.88 to 4.5%: Employee social security contribution
  • 12.63%: Total estimated cost

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 25%: Personal Income Tax 
  • 1.88% - 4.5%: Social Security Contribution

Employment Information

Termination Process

Written notice is mandatory for terminations. If there is just cause for dismissal without notice then a written notice is not required.

Notice period

The notice period is based on the length of employment:

  • Employees with 2 weeks - 6 months tenure: 1 week
  • Employees with 6 months - 2 years tenure: 2 weeks
  • Employees with 2 years - 5 years tenure: 4 weeks
  • Employees with over 5 years tenure: 8 weeks

Probation Period

The probation period in Belize is 2 weeks.

Severance Details

A severance package is mandatory for employees who have been employed for 5 or more years.

Employees with 5 - 10 years tenure are entitled to 1 week's salary for each year of employment.

Employees with over 10 years tenure are entitled to 2 weeks' salary for each year of employment.

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

Learn how to hire quickly and easily in


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