Remote’s guide to employing in

Dominican Republic
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Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor ManagementPayroll
  • Capital City

    Santo Domingo

  • Currency

    Dominican peso (RD$, DOP)

  • Languages


  • Population size


Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor ManagementPayroll
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Facts & Stats

Dominican republic
  • Capital City

    Santo Domingo

  • Currency

    Dominican peso (RD$, DOP)

  • Languages


  • Population size


  • Ease of doing business


  • Cost of living index

    41.54 (2021)

  • Payroll frequency


  • VAT - standard rate


  • GDP - real growth rate

    5.1% (2019)

Covered with palm-studded beaches, tropical rainforests, antique Spanish architecture, and plantations that produce half the bananas eaten across the world, the land of endless summer is more than just another vacation hotspot. The Dominican Republic has witnessed strides in economic growth that are unparalleled in the Americas, driven by gains in agriculture, mining, forestry, and a burgeoning tourism industry that hosts 6 million tourists annually.

Grow your team in Dominican Republic with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Dominican Republic? Companies hiring in Dominican Republic must either own a legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solutions provider, usually one that provides employer of record services.

Remote can employ your team in Dominican Republic on your behalf through our local legal entity in the country and handle payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance for your Dominican Republic team. You can also pay contractors now in Dominican Republic with Remote in some currencies (talk to an expert now for full details).

Risks of misclassification

Dominican Republic, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Dominican Republic may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

Employing in Dominican Republic

Provisions for employee protections and workers’ rights are spelled out in the Labor Code of 1992 that applies to the nation’s entire workforce of 4.8 million. Employees in the Dominican Republic enjoy protections against discrimination based on age, religion, gender expression, and race.

Common questions that could come up during the hiring process include the minimum wage, overtime rates, and guaranteed paid time off. Remote can help you offer a complete, competitive, and compliant benefits package to your employees in the Dominican Republic.

Onboarding time

We can help you get a new employee started in Dominican Republic fast. The minimum onboarding time we need is only 4 working days.

Our team ensures your employees are onboarded and paid as quickly as possible while keeping your business compliant with all local employment legislation. The minimum onboarding time begins after the employee submits all required information onto the Remote platform. The onboarding timeline is also dependent upon registration with local authorities.

For all non-nationals of the country of employment, the Right to Work assessment (if applicable) will add three extra days to the total time to onboard. There may be extra time required if we need to follow-up on the right to work assessment.

Please note, payroll cut-off dates can impact the actual first day of employment. Remote has a payroll cut-off date of the 10th of the month unless otherwise specified.

12 Public holidays

Monday, January 1, 20241New Year's Day (Año Nuevo)
Saturday, January 6, 20242Epiphany (Día de los Reyes Magos)
Sunday, January 21, 20243Our Lady of Altagracia Day (Dia de Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia)
Friday, January 26, 20244Juan Pablo Durate Day (Día de Juan Pablo Durate)
Tuesday, February 27, 20245Independence Day (Día de la Independencia)
Friday, March 29, 20246Good Friday (Viernes Santo)
Wednesday, May 1, 20247Labor Day (Día del Trabajador)
Thursday, May 30, 20248Feast of Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi)
Friday, August 16, 20249Restoration Day (Día de restauración)
Tuesday, September 24, 202410Our Lady of Mercedes Day (Día de Nuestra Señora de Mercedes)
Wednesday, November 6, 202411Constitution Day (día de la Constitución)
Wednesday, December 25, 202412Christmas Day (Navidad)

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Competitive benefits package in Dominican Republic

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practicing “fair equity,” which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

Our benefits packages in Dominican Republic are tailored to fulfill the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Fair Pricing in Dominican Republic

Employer of Record

Hire and pay your global team

Starting at $599/month

for annual plans

Top features

  • Satisfaction guaranteed

  • No deposits or hidden fees

  • Zero onboarding or offboarding fees

  • Compliant equity incentives support including withholding and reporting

  • Built-in security and compliance

  • Fast onboarding (average 2-3 days)

  • Flexible, localized benefits

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors


per contractor/month

Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localized contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility


Consolidate your multi-country payroll


per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralizing payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labor authority reporting handled for you

HR Management

Manage all of your employees in one place


Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app