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Hire Workers in Puerto Rico

Looking to conquer the world of business without getting tangled up in international employment complexities?

Look no further than TCWGlobal! The best payrolling and global employer of record in Puerto Rico.

No cultural barrier or legal obstacle will stand in your way with us by your side. We will tailor our services to fit your unique needs and help you shine no matter where you want to operate in the world.

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Fixed-Term Contracts

Fixed term contracts are permitted in Puerto Rico for a specific period of project, but must be reasonably limited in duration to justify their temporary nature. They should not be repeatedly renewed. Cumulatively, they should not be longer than three years. Depending on the facts, they can be deemed indefinite. For example, if work continues beyond the expiration of the term, the contract will be deemed indefinite. Fixed term contracts are exempt from the just cause requirement for termination.

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Probationary Periods

Probationary periods are permitted and automatically applied. Executive, administrative, and professional (“exempt”) Workers are automatically subject to a 12-month probationary period. For all other Workers (“non-exempt”), the period is nine months.


There is no right to paid holidays or mandatory observence of public holidays in the private sector. What holidays are observed are determined by the company. In addition to the US Federal Holidays, Puerto Rico also considers the following to be public holidays:
Epiphany (January 6)
American Citizenship Day (March 2)
Emancipation Day (March 22)
Birthday of Jose de Diego (April 19)
Puerto Rican Independence Day (July 5)
Birthday of Don Luis Munoz RIvera (third Monday in July)
Constitution Day (July 24)
Birthday of Jose Barbosa (July 27)
Discovery of Puerto Rico Day (November 19)
Emancipation Day (December 2)

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Non-exempt Workers accrue paid vacation at a rate of one-half day for each month where 130 hours or more were worked. Vacation should be taken in a single consecutive period unless a supervisor authorizes splitting the time. Accrued but unused vacation must be paid at the time of termination. Workers may cash out up to 10 days of vacation with the employer’s approval. Exempt Workers’ vacation benefits are not statutory. They must be outlined by the employment agreement.

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Sick Leave

Non-exempt Workers accrue sick leave at a rate of one day for each month where 130 hours or more were worked. Unused sick leave carries over year to year, but cannot exceed 15 days. Exempt Workers’ sick leave benefits are not statutory. They must be outlined by employment agreement.

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Non-exempt Workers are entitled to 150% of wages for work performed in excess of the regular workweek. Exempt Workers are not entitled to overtime. Rather, they are compensated for each week of work regardless of hours worked.

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Employer of Record

Creating a worldwide workforce is a continuous process that extends beyond a contract.

TCWGlobal surpasses the typical employer of record (EOR) by ensuring that your team receives personalized attention, ranging from smooth payrolling management to customized benefits based on your specific needs and location.

  • Hire compliantly in 150 countries
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  • Remove the risk from your organization

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