Guide to employment, payroll and benefits in

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

Rivermate offers complete payroll, benefits and compliance services for

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

01. Overview

Last updated: 

August 19, 2021

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Ease of doing business
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02. Grow your team in

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

with Rivermate

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

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

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

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

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

The Falkland Islands are an archipelago located on the Patagonian Shelf in the South Atlantic Ocean. At a latitude of about 52°S, the main islands are about 300 miles east of South America's southern Patagonian coast and about 752 miles from the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. East Falkland, West Falkland, and 776 smaller islands make up the archipelago, which covers 4,700 square miles. The Falklands have internal self-government as a British overseas territory, but the UK is responsible for their defense and foreign relations. Stanley, on East Falkland, is the capital and largest city. The discovery of the Falklands and subsequent colonization by Europeans has sparked debate. The islands also had French, British, Spanish, and Argentine settlements at different times. In 1833, Britain reasserted its control over the islands, but Argentina retains its claim. Argentina's naval forces occupied the islands in April 1982. At the conclusion of the Falklands War, British administration was restored two months later. Almost every Falkland Islander wants the archipelago to remain a British overseas territory. Argentina and the United Kingdom are in a long-running conflict about its jurisdiction. The community is mainly made up of Falkland Islanders who were born there, with the rest of them being of British origin. French, Gibraltarian, and Scandinavian ethnicities are among the others. A population decline has been reversed thanks to immigration from the United Kingdom, the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena, and Chile. English is the most widely spoken language. Falkland Islanders are British residents under the British Nationality Act 1983. The islands are located on the border of the subantarctic oceanic and tundra climate zones, with mountain ranges exceeding 2,300 feet on both major islands. They support large bird populations, but many of them no longer breed on the main islands due to introduced species predation. Fishing, tourism, and sheep farming are the main economic activities, with a focus on high-quality wool exports. As a result of maritime disputes with Argentina, oil exploration by the Falkland Islands Government remains contentious.

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


Government jobs operate from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Between 12 and 1 p.m., there is a noon break. Afternoon hours are from 1 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. In general, government jobs require a daily 7.5-hour commitment.

Private jobs are available from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Between 12 and 1 p.m., there is a noon break. Afternoon work hours are between 1 and 5 p.m. Generally, private jobs require an 8-hour workday.


08. Minimum wage


The Falkland Islands have a minimum wage of £7.13 per hour.

09. Employee benefits


Mandatory benefits postulated by law include annual leaves, paid leave on public holidays, and social security benefits.

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

Establishing an entity in

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

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

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

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

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

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

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

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

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

via our Employer of Record / PEO solution.

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