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



Euro (EUR)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

12 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

78.42 (2022)

Statutory Leave

30 days after 12 months employment

Sick Leave

up to 6 months*

Maternity Leave

16 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

EUR 760 per month.

Overtime Pay

Overtime is mandatory and is paid as follows:

  • 125% for first 8 hours of overtime
  • 150% for the following hours

*note that there are exceptions under collective agreements

Additional Pay

There is no additional pay detail for Martinique.

Payroll Cycle

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

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 4.25% - Payroll tax

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 0.00% - Up to 10,225 EUR
  • 11.00% - 10,226 EUR – 26,070 EUR
  • 30.00% - 26,071 EUR – 74,545 EUR
  • 41.00% - 74,546 EUR – 160,336 EUR
  • 45.00% - More than 160,336 EUR

Employment Information

Termination Process

Employers must follow dismissal procedures and provide a just cause for termination.

Dismissals can be justified under disciplinary or economic reasons.

Notice period

Employers must provide notice for dismissal unless it was due to negligence or misconduct.

  • 1 months notice after 6 months of employment
  • 2 months notice after 2 years of employment
  • 3 months notice for executives or more than 2 years of employment

Probation Period

Probation periods are determined by the type of job and seniority

  • 2 months for blue-collar workers
  • 3 months for technicians and supervisors
  • 4 months for management

Severance Details

Severance varies on the employee's length of service and collective bargaining agreement provisions.

  • 1/4 months salary for each year of service - first 10 years of employment
  • 1/3 months salary for each year of service - following 10 years 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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