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Employer of Record Haiti

Hire staff and expand your business in Haiti with our fully-managed EOR Service

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Unrivalled Employer of Record Service in Haiti designed to expand your business seamlessly

Agility EOR delivers services for business’s looking for an Employer of Record in Haiti. We help clients hire new employees or transfer existing employees into a fully-managed EOR service.

We appreciate that each situation and business is different. That is why our personal approach to Employer of Record Services in Haiti takes care of all HR, payroll, recruitment and compliance head aches, and allows you to do what you love best – driving your business forward.

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Employer of Record in Haiti

A Brief Guide to Haiti

Situated in the heart of the Caribbean, Haiti shines with a blend of cultures and a rich history. This nation, which shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic, is bursting with raw natural beauty, resilient people, and opportunities that make it stand out as a unique investment destination.






Capital City


Official Languages

Haitian Creole, French


27,750 sq km


Approximately 12 million


Haitian Gourde (HTG)

Major Cities

Cap-Haïtien, Gonaïves, Jacmel


Approximately $8.4 billion (2022)

Major Industries

Agriculture, Textiles, Oil Refining

Business Culture

Business Culture in Haiti

In Haiti, business etiquette embraces both formality and a warm personal touch. Meeting schedules are often flexible, and a genuine interest in long-term relationships is deeply valued. Time might be taken to engage in small talk, often centered around family or recent news, before delving into business. French and Haitian Creole are the principal languages, but English is increasingly understood in business contexts.

Negotiations can be a blend of straightforward and indirect communication, with an emphasis on respect and patience. Remember, business in Haiti is as much about building relationships as it is about finalizing deals.

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Payroll and Taxes

Payroll and Taxes in Haiti

Employers in Haiti are required to pay a 13th month salary bonus in December.

Employee Taxation

In Haiti, income tax rates are progressive, with higher income levels subject to higher tax rates.

Gross Annual Salary (HTG)

Tax Rate (%)

Up to 60,000


60,001 – 240,000


240,001 – 480,000


480,001 – 1,000,000


1,000,001 +


Employer Taxation

Employers in Haiti are also responsible for various employer costs, which may include:

Fund Type






Pension and Healthcare

Haiti Pensions

The Haitian pension system is predominantly a pay-as-you-go model, managed by the Office National d’Assurance-Vieillesse (ONA). Workers and employers contribute a percentage, (6% each), of their income to fund pensions, providing a safety net for the aging population. However, the system currently covers a limited portion of the workforce, primarily those in formal employment. Efforts are ongoing to enhance its coverage and effectiveness.

Healthcare in Haiti

Haitian healthcare is a mix of public and private provision, though challenges exist due to limited resources. The Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) manages the public health sector, funded through a combination of domestic budget allocation and international aid. Public healthcare services can be accessed across the country but often face issues such as limited resources, staffing, and supplies. The quality of care can be variable, with some rural areas experiencing more difficulties in accessing services.

In contrast, private healthcare facilities, often concentrated in urban areas and major cities, usually offer higher quality care but at a higher cost. These establishments, while not affordable to all, represent a key part of healthcare provision, offering a range of services from general practice to specialized care.

The country also has a robust network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) providing critical healthcare services, particularly in areas where public and private services are limited or absent. The efforts and involvement of these NGOs have significantly contributed to the improvement of healthcare access in Haiti.

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Employment Law

Employment Law in Haiti

Relevant Legislation: Haiti’s labor laws are primarily regulated by the Labour Code (Code du Travail) of 1984. Other relevant legislation includes the Constitution of Haiti and various international labor agreements to which Haiti is a party.

Employment Contracts: In Haiti, employment contracts can be written or verbal, although written contracts are recommended for clarity and legal protection. These should specify terms such as wages, working hours, and conditions for termination.

Working Hours: The standard workweek in Haiti is 48 hours, spread over six days. The maximum working day is eight hours.

Leave: The law mandates a minimum of 15 days of paid annual leave after one year of service. Maternity leave is granted for 12 weeks, with six weeks before and six weeks after childbirth.

Overtime: Overtime is any work performed beyond the standard 48 hours per week and must be compensated at a rate of 125% of the regular wage.

Termination: An employee can be terminated for reasons including misconduct, lack of performance, or economic reasons. Both parties may also mutually agree to terminate the contract.

Notice: For contracts of unspecified duration, employers must give notice before terminating an employee. The notice period ranges from one to three months, depending on the length of service.

Severance Pay: If an employee is terminated without cause, they are entitled to severance pay. The amount is calculated based on the length of service, ranging from three months to three years of wages.


Work Permits in Haiti

The Directorate of Immigration and Emigration (DIE), under the Ministry of Interior and Territorial Communities, oversees immigration affairs in Haiti. The first step in the immigration process involves obtaining the appropriate visa before arrival in the country. Following that, for stays longer than the duration permitted by the visa, it becomes necessary to secure a residence permit.

Some of the main types of work permits in Haiti include:

  • Business Visas: If you’re intending to carry out business activities, negotiations, attend meetings or conferences, then a business visa is required. However, this visa does not allow the holder to take up employment in Haiti.
  • Work Visas: For those who wish to work in Haiti, a work visa is mandatory. To acquire this, the employer in Haiti typically needs to sponsor the foreign national. In addition, a work permit must be obtained from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor. This process often involves demonstrating that the role cannot be filled by a local citizen.

Upon arrival in Haiti, all foreign nationals are required to register their presence with the DIE. After residing in Haiti for a specific period, usually five years, foreign nationals may be eligible to apply for permanent residence. However, this is subject to certain conditions and requires approval from the DIE.

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Public Holidays

Haiti Public Holidays



New Year’s Day

January 1

Independence Day

January 1

Ancestors’ Day

January 2

Good Friday

Variable (March/April)

Labour Day

May 1

Flag and University Day

May 18

Corpus Christi

Variable (May/June)

Assumption Day

August 15

Battle of Vertières Day

November 18

Discovery of Haiti Day

December 5

Christmas Day

December 25

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The Benefits

Haiti Employer of Record Benefits

When you choose Agility EOR to expand in Haiti, we guarantee an Employer of Record Service tailored to the needs of your business


We are on top of regulatory changes in Haiti so you can relax.

Cost reduction

Allow our economies of scale to work in your favour.

High Service Levels

You and your employees have a dedicated account manager.

Fixed Cost Pricing

We will agree our professional fees up front based on your needs - no nasty surprises!

Consolidated Invoicing & Payments

Make one monthly payment to cover all your tax, social and wages costs from one to one thousand employees.

Fast delivery

You can have 'boots on the ground' within days on our infrastructure.

Reduced Risk

All wage taxes are remitted in full to the Haitian authorities by professionals ensuring liabilities are met, giving you peace of mind.

Supply Chain Transparency

We only pay employees through local full employed solutions meaning Haiti payroll tax is paid on all funds.

Save Time and Money

Our expertise is at your disposal. The need for you to have internal HR, Payroll and admin staff is eliminated.

Without Agility EOR, our ability to move quickly and scale would be extremely limited. Superb work from A to Z.

Carol Oliveira