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



Bermudian Dollar (BMD)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

10 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index


Statutory Leave

10 days

Sick Leave

8 days

Maternity Leave

13 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

BMD 400 per month.

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.

Additional Pay

Bereavement leave: Employees are entitled to 3 days leave when there is a death of an immediate family member and 5 days to attend funerals of family members overseas.

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

Employers are subject to a payroll tax in Bermuda, with the rate depending on the employer category or the yearly payroll total.

  • Less than 200,000 BMD annual payroll: 1.75%
  • 200,000 BMD - 350,000 BMD annual payroll: 3.5%
  • 350,001 BMD - 500,000 BMD annual payroll: 6.5%
  • 500,001 BMD - 1 million BMD annual payroll: 9%
  • More than 1 million BMD annual payroll: 10.25%

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 1.5%: Less than or equal to 48,000 BMD
  • 9%: 48,001 - 235,00 BMD
  • 9.5%: 235,001 - 900,000 BMD

Employment Information

Termination Process

The employer must provide a written notice for the termination.

Notice period

The notice period depends on the employee's payroll cycle.

  • Employees being paid every week: 1 week
  • Employees being paid every two weeks: 2 weeks
  • Employees being paid in other pay cycles: 1 month

Probation Period

The average probation period in Bermuda is 6 months.

Severance Details

The severance pay is determined by the length of employment. The minimum severance pay is 2 weeks' salary for each year of employment up to 10 years, and 3 weeks' salary for each year of employment thereafter, capping at 26 weeks' salary.

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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