Remote’s guide to employing in

Jamaica
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With localized contracts, easy invoice management, and best-in-class compliance, you can grow your team in Jamaica with confidence. Currently, you can hire and manage contractors in Jamaica through Remote, but our EOR services are not yet live.

Services available in this country:
Contractor Management
  • Capital City

    Kingston

  • Currency

    Jamaican dollar ($, JMD)

  • Languages

    English

  • Population size

    2,726,667

Services available in this country:
Contractor Management
A view from the top of a mountain in jamaica.

Employment termination in Jamaica

Termination process

Jamaican employees can be terminated at will, for business reasons, or because of the worker’s misconduct; workers must be notified in advance and given a written notice before being let go.

Notice period

Jamaican employees are required to a period of advance notice before they can be let go, depending on their tenure with their employer:

  • Up to five years of employment: two weeks’ notice

  • 5 - 10 years of employment: four weeks’ notice

  • 10 - 15 years of employment: six weeks’ notice

  • 20+ years of employment: twelve weeks’ notice

Severance pay

Workers are only entitled to severance payments if they’re dismissed because of redundancy. In such a case, severance payments are calculated at two weeks’ pay per year for the first ten years of employment, and three weeks’ pay for each following year.

Probation periods

There’s no mandatory probationary period although collective agreements usually limit it to 3 - 6 months.