A written contract is required to legally hire full time employees in Honduras


Salaries are paid either every 15 days or monthly basis. The paydays are decided between the employer and employee.

HR & Labor

Working Hours: Full time employment is 44 hours. Employees working night hours, receive payment of 125% of regular wages. Work during a rest day receives 200% of the regular wages. Overtime work is paid 135% of the regular wages.
Minimum Working Age: Employees must be at least 14 years old. If an employer hires 14 to 16 year old employees, special regulations apply.


In order to work in Honduras employees need a residence permit. To apply for the permit, you must apply oversees after you were offered a job.


Employees are entitled to 13 and 14 months salaries.

Minimum Wage

Minimum wage is Lps 3,280 monthly.

Severance Payments

Severance payments are calculated by length of employment with a company.
* 3-6 months receives 10 days of regular salary
* 6 months - one year receives 20 days of regular salary
* Over one year receives one month salary for each year in the company.

Termination Procedure

Termination procedure is determined by the length of employment with a company.
* Less than 3 months is entitled to 24 hour notice.
* 3-6 months is entitled to one week notice.
* 6 months - one year is entitled to two weeks notice.
* 1-2 years is entitled to one months notice.
* Over 2 years is entitled to two months notice.

Sick Days

Employees are entitled to receive 66% of their salary for 26 weeks of sick leave.

Public Holidays

There are 9 official public holidays.

Vacation Days

Vacation days increase the longer employed with a company.
* 1-2 years of employment receive 10 days.
* 2-3 years of employment receive 12 days.
* 3-4 years of employment receive 15 days.
* Above 4 years of employment receive 20 days.

Additional Employee Withholdings

1) Private Contribution Regime (RAP)
2) Social Security (IHSS)

1) Employer contributes 1.5%.
2) Employer contributes 7.2%.

1) Employees contribute 1.5%.
2) Employees contribute 3.5%.


VAT is 15% standard rate.