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Hiring in Saint martin

Saint Martin is an Island in the Caribbean that is divided between the French Republic and the Kingdom of Netherlands. Marigot is the capital and the largest settlement of Saint Martin. French is the official language. Tourism dominates Saint Martin’s economy, whereby around 85% of Saint Martin’s labor force works in the tourism industry. Saint Martin’s main trading partners are the United States, Netherlands, France, Italy and Switzerland. Global PEO or Employer of Record (EOR) play a pivotal role in providing companies with services related to hiring employees, and ensuring compliance with Saint Martin’s legal and tax regulations. Employment regulations including probation, holidays and termination are covered by the Labor Code. The Labor Code stipulates that employees are entitled to 25 days of annual leave. Global PEO’s or Employer of Record (EOR) facilitate companies by ensuring compliance with Saint Martin’s Labor Code and tax laws.

statutory labor requirements

Probation Period

  • Probationary period is generally up to 90 days

Annual Leave

  • Employees are entitled to 25 days of paid annual leave

Public Holidays

  1. New Year's Day (1st January)
  2. Good Friday (10th April)
  3. Easter Sunday (12th April)
  4. Easter Monday (13th April)
  5. Carnival (30th April)
  6. Labor Day (1st May)
  7. Ascension Day (21st May)
  8. Whitsun (31st May)
  9. Emancipation Day (of Sint Maarten) (1st July)
  10. Constitution Day (12th October)
  11. St. Martin's Day (11th November)
  12. Christmas Day (25th December)
  13. Boxing Day (26th December)

Maternity Leave

  • For a single birth bringing the mother's number of children to one or two: 16 weeks, consisting of:
    • six weeks before childbirth;
    • ten weeks after childbirth

Paternity Leave

  • Fathers are entitled to 28 days of paid paternity leave

Work Hours

  • Working hours are generally up to 40 hours a week

Overtime

  • Overtime shall be paid at time and a half (1 ½) the normal rate during the weekdays and twice (2) the normal rate on Sundays, Public Holidays and Rest Days, except where Sunday is scheduled as part of a shift arrangement, and is therefore paid at time and a half (1 ½) the normal rate

immigration 

  • A Saint Martin visa is not required for citizens of United States. 
  • A passport valid for 6 months past then entry date is required.
  • Some of the most common entry visas for nationals from countries that require visas are as follows: -
    • Tourist Visa
    • Business Visa
  • Some of the main documents for these visas are as follows: -
    • Valid passport
    • Completed visa application form
    • Passport size photos
    • Travel itinerary 
    • Proof of sufficient funds

Type of Visa/Permit

Documentation

Validity

Eligibility

Tourist Visa

  • Valid passport
  • Completed visa application form
  • Passport size photos
  • Travel itinerary 
  • Proof of sufficient funds

30 to 90 days                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

  • Foreigners seeking to visit Saint Martin for tourism purposes must obtain a tourist visa

Business Visa

  • Valid passport
  • Completed visa application form
  • Passport size photos
  • Travel itinerary 
  • Proof of sufficient funds

30 to 90 days

  • Foreigners seeking to visit Saint Martin for business purposes must obtain a business visa

value added tax

  • The system of value added tax (VAT) that exists within the European Union is not applicable to Saint-Martin. 
  • There is however a tax on turnover, namely the TGCA “Taxe générale sur le chiffre d’affaires”, whose rate is very low (4%), and which is levied in practice on the retail sale of goods as well as all types of services.

TGCA

Standard Rate

4%

withholding tax

There is no withholding tax

statutory benefits

  • These are mandatory benefits as postulated by law
  • These include probationary period, annual leave, public holidays, maternity leave, paternity overtime pay.
  • Statutory benefits also include social security benefits

Statutory Benefits

Probationary Period

Annual Leave

Public Holidays

Maternity Leave

Paternity Leave

Overtime Pay

Social Security Benefits

employee accruals

   
Christmas Bonus%

0%

Christmas Bonus Over Vacations %

0%

Severance per Year %

0%

Vacations % Employees are entitled to 25 days of annual leave (6.86% of annual salary)
Notice %

0%

Christmas Bonus Over Notifications% 0%
Vacations Plus% 0%
Total percentage of Salary (yearly) The total employment accruals as a percentage of salary per anum are equal to 6.86%

employer accruals

Employer Accruals Additional information

    Employment Accruals
Annual Leave Employees are entitled to 25 days of paid annual leave This equals 6.84% (25/365 days) fo annual income
Maternity Leave For a single birth bringing the mother's number of children to one or two: 16 weeks This equals 30.7% (16/52 weeks) of annual income
Paternity Leave Fathers are entitled to 28 days of paid paternity leave This equals 7.67% (28/365 days) of annual income
Overtime Overtime shall be paid at time and a half (1 ½) the normal rate during the weekdays and twice (2) the normal rate on Sundays, Public Holidays and Rest Days, except where Sunday is scheduled as part of a shift arrangement, and is therefore paid at time and a half (1 ½) the normal rate Depends on the number of overtime hours worked
Social Security Employers must make the following contributions: - Health, Maternity, Disability, Death 13% or 7% of total earnings; Autonomy solidarity contribution (CSA) 0.3% of total earnings; Old-age insurance (with upper limit) 8.55% of EUR 3,428; Old-age insurance 1.9% of total earnings; Family benefits 5.25% or 3.45% of total earnings; Unemployment 4.05% of EUR 13,712. This equals 33.05% of annual income

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