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El Salvador

Welcome to El Salvador!

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Worker Classifications

There are no official subcategories of Workers in El Salvador.

Fixed-Term Contracts

​Fixed-term contracts are permitted in El Salvador but should state the duration of the work and the reason that it is fixed (e.g. the work is for a set project, to temporarily replace a Worker on maternity leave, etc.). They can be for a period of days, several months, or years depending on the need. If the contract is renewed, it may be deemed an indefinite contract.

Probationary Periods

Probationary periods are permitted in El Salvador and are usually no more than 30 days long. No notice or rationale is required to terminate during the probationary period. If the contract is not terminated during the probationary period, it is automatically deemed indefinite.


Workers recognize 11 public holidays. After 60 days of service, Workers are entitled to a day off with double pay for each holiday. If a Worker is required to work on a holiday, they are entitled to a different paid day off in lieu within 30 days.


After one year of service, Workers are generally entitled to 15 days of leave per year paid at 130%. The leave may be taken consecutively or split into multiple periods. It does not automatically carry over year to year. Accrued but unused vacation is payable at the end of employment.

Sick Leave

Workers are entitled to up to 26 weeks of paid sick leave (one year if the employee has a disability). The first three days are paid by the employer and the remainder by social security.

Working Hours

A standard workweek is 44 hours over six days. Workers typically work five days of eight hours and four hours on the sixth day.


Overtime is unlimited in most cases but must be paid at 200%.

Mandatory Bonuses

A bonus in December is required and referred to as a “Christmas bonus.” Workers with one to three years of service generally receive 15 days of wages. Workers with three to ten years of service generally receive 19 days of wages. Workers with a longer length of service generally receive 21 days of wages.


No notice is required to terminate a Worker, but the employer must provide a written letter stating the “potentially fair” reason for the termination or it is considered void. If the dismissal is unjustified, severance may be due equal to 30 days’ salary for each year worked.


Workers that have worked for at least two years and provide at least 15 days’ advanced notice of resignation may be entitled to compensation equal to 15 days’ salary for each year of service subject to statutory caps and a proportionate amount of vacation and Christmas bonus. 

Unique Country Nuances

The government may announce new public holidays at any time, often with short notice.

How an EOR Can Help You Win Fast

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