Currency United States Dollar (USD)
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1.45% - Medicare Rate
Up to 5% - State Taxes
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Termination Process An employee can be terminated at any time as they are considered “at will employees”. No specific termination policies.
Pension Fund Employer: has to contribute 11.34% of the employee's wages.
Employee: has to contribute 11.34% of his/her wages. Contribution limit is $18,000.
Social Security As of 2011, after the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Re-authorization and Job Creation Act of 2010, the Social Security tax rate is 4.2 percent of an employee's wages. In addition, there is a limit to the amount of wages that are subject to Social Security taxes. In 2016, the taxable wage base is be $118,500
Advance Notice There is no official notice period, but general practice is 2 weeks.
Severance Pay There is no official state or federal law regarding severance payments. It depends on the company’s policies.
General Minimum wage $10.00 per hour.
Expat Benefits There are no official expat benefits. However different companies can offer special benefits for the expats working for them. Benefits differ from one company to another.
Additional Employee Withholding
1. Medicare - 1.45%
2. Social Security - 6.2%
3. Unemployment Tax - 6.0% and maximum taxable earnings are $7,000
1. Unemployment Insurance - 2.0% with maximum taxable earnings of $7,000
1. Medicare - 1.45% (additional 0.9% contribution for employees earning less than $200,000)
2. Social Security - 6.2% with salary ceiling of $118,500
3. Unemployment Tax - 0%
1. Unemployment insurance - Employees can contribute voluntarily.
Paid Time Off
Vacation days There is no official law regarding vacation days for employee. Each employer decides the number of days upon hiring the employee.
Sick days No official law regarding sick days.
Public Holidays There are 14 official paid public holidays. If an employee works during these days, they receive 150% of the regular wages as compensation.
General The state sales tax is 5.6%.