Guide to employment, payroll and benefits in

Antarctica

Rivermate offers complete payroll, benefits and compliance services for

Antarctica

01. Overview

Last updated: 

August 19, 2021

Currency
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Capital
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Ease of doing business
Language
Russian
Population
0
GDP growth

02. Grow your team in

Antarctica

with Rivermate

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in

Antarctica

, particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in

Antarctica

effectively, conveniently, and in full compliance with all relevant labor laws using Rivermate's global employment solution. We handle the responsibilities and legal risks associated with foreign employment so you can concentrate on growing your company.

03. Summary

Antarctica is the world's most southern continent. It is located in the Southern Hemisphere's Antarctic zone, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. It is the fifth-largest continent, covering 14,200,000 square kilometers, and is nearly twice the size of Australia. With just 5,000 inhabitants in the summer and 1,000 in the winter, it is by far the least populated continent. With the exception of the McMurdo Dry Valleys and the northernmost ranges of the Antarctic Peninsula, 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice with an average thickness of 1.9 km. Antarctica is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and has the highest average elevation of all the continents. Despite the fact that much of Antarctica is a polar desert, with annual precipitation of just 200 mm along the coast and much less inland, the continent holds 80% of the world's freshwater reserves, enough to lift global sea levels by around 60 meters if it all melted. The temperature in Antarctica has fallen to 89.2 degrees Celsius, despite the fact that the average for the third quarter is 63 degrees Celsius. Many forms of algae, bacteria, fungi, plants, protista, and animals native to Antarctica include mites, nematodes, penguins, seals, and tardigrades. Tundra vegetation is found where it grows. Antarctica was the last continent to be discovered, with the Fimbul ice shelf being discovered in 1820 by the Russian expedition of Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev on the Vostok and Mirny. Because of its harsh climate, lack of easily available resources, and isolation, the continent was largely ignored for the rest of the nineteenth century. The United States Exploring Expedition, led by Lieut. Robert F. Scott, explored land in Antarctica for the first time in January 1840, almost simultaneously. A separate French expedition led by Jules Dumont d'Urville joined Charles Wilkes. The latter made a temporary landing, while the Wilkes expedition stayed in the area long enough to survey and chart some 800 miles of the continent, despite not landing. In 1895, a group of Norwegians made the first confirmed landing. Parties to the Antarctic Treaty System control Antarctica. The Antarctic Treaty was signed by twelve countries in 1959, and thirty-eight countries have since signed it. Military operations, mineral extraction, nuclear accidents, and nuclear waste disposal are all prohibited by the treaty. It promotes scientific study while also safeguarding the continent's biodiversity. At research stations strewn throughout the continent, between 1,000 and 5,000 people from various countries live.

04. Public holidays

05. Types of leave

Paid time off

Public holidays

Sick days

Maternity leave

Paternity leave

Parental leave

Other leave

06. Employment termination

Termination process

Notice period

Severance pay

Probation period

07. Working hours

General

Overtime

08. Minimum wage

General

09. Employee benefits

General

10. Why Rivermate as your Employer of Record / PEO?

Establishing an entity in

Antarctica

to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in

Antarctica

has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into

Antarctica

simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record solutions in

Antarctica

give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business.

Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in

Antarctica

via our Employer of Record / PEO solution.

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