Dominican Republic
Hire Employees & Contractors

Dominican Republic

Compliantly hire your distributed team members in

Dominican Republic

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Hiring in

Dominican Republic

isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in

Dominican Republic

, 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

Dominican Republic

while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language



Dominican peso (RD$, DOP)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

12 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

41.54 (2021)

Statutory Leave

14 days after 1 year of employment, 4 additional days after 5th year

Sick Leave

At employer’s discretion

Maternity Leave

14 weeks

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like

Dominican Republic

, 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

RD 12,000 per month

RD 15,000 per month (starting Oct 1, 2022)

Overtime Pay

Anything over 44 hours per week is considered overtime, which is paid at 135% regular pay rate.

After work exceeds 68 hours, overtime is paid at 200% regular pay rate.

Additional Pay

Firms must have a legal entity or work with a global employment firm to hire in Dominican Republic

Payroll Cycle

For all Borderless customers, payments will be made in monthly installments by the last day of each month.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 7.10%: Pension Funds 
  • 7.09%: Health Insurance/Family Healthcare
  • 1.2%: Labor Risk Insurance
  • 1%: Technical Education

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 0%: Up to 416,220 DOP ($7,373)
  • 15%: 416,220 - 624,329 DOP ($7,373 - 11,059)
  • 20%: 624,329 - 867,123 DOP ($11,059 - 15,360)
  • 25%: Over 867,123 DOP ($15,360+)

Employment Information

Termination Process

The employer is required to provide just cause for termination, otherwise may result in fines.

Notice period

The notice period varies and is at the employer's discretion. The average notice is around 7-28 days.

Probation Period

Probation is not required in the Dominican Republic.

Severance Details

Severance varies by length of service:

  • 3 - 6 months - 6 day pay
  • 6 - 12 months - 13 day pay
  • 1 - 5 years - 21 day pay
  • 5+ years - 23 day pay
Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in

Dominican Republic

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

Dominican Republic

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