Trinidad & Tobago

Employment

Employment contracts can be either written or oral.

Payroll

Salaries are paid either monthly or semi-monthly.

HR & Labor

Working Hours: Full time work is considered 40 hours weekly, and 8 hours daily.
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Working age: Minimum age to legally work is 14 for non-hazardous work, and 18 for hazardous work.

Immigration

To legally work in Trinidad & Tobago, one must obtain a work permit through the Ministry of National Security.

Minimum Wage

Minimum wage is TT$15 per hour.

Pension Fund

Employers are obligated to contribute 6.23% of employees wages to their pension fund.

Employees are obligated to contribute 3.11% of their wages to pension funds.

Sick Days

Employees are entitled to 14 days of sick leave yearly.

Severance Pay

Employees of 1-5 years are entitled to 2 weeks of pay for every year employed, and every year beyond 5 receives 3 weeks of pay.

Advance Notice

Employees must provide two weeks notice in a written resignation letter.

Termination Procedure

Employers must provide their employees with one months notice.

Public Holidays

There are 14 public holidays. Employees are entitled to paid time off for each of them.

Vacation Days

After one year of service, employees are entitled to between 2-5 weeks of paid vacation. This is generally determined in the employment contract and may vary.

VAT

VAT is 12.5% standard rate.

Social Security

Employers are required to contribute 8% of employees wages to the National Insurance.

Employees are required to contribute 4% of their wages to National Insurance.