Guide to employment, payroll and benefits in


Rivermate offers complete payroll, benefits and compliance services for


01. Overview

Last updated: 

August 19, 2021

New Zealand Dollar
Ease of doing business
GDP growth

02. Grow your team in


with Rivermate

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


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


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 Pitcairn Islands, also known as the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands, are a group of four volcanic islands in the southern Pacific Ocean that serve as the Pacific Ocean's sole British Overseas Territory. The four islands — Pitcairn proper, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno — are separated by hundreds of kilometers of ocean and cover about 18 square miles of land. Only Pitcairn Island is populated, despite Henderson Island covering 86% of the land area. Mangareva to the west and Easter Island to the east are the closest islands to the Pitcairn Islands. Pitcairn is the world's least populous national territory. The Pitcairn Islanders are a biracial ethnic group descended primarily from nine Bounty mutineers and a few Tahitian prisoners, as shown by many of the islanders' surnames. Many books and films have been written about this famous mutiny and its aftermath. There were 43 permanent residents as of January 2020.

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



08. Minimum wage


There is no statutory minimum wage in the Pitcairn Island.

09. Employee benefits


Mandatory benefits postulated by law include a probationary period, pay on annual leaves, public holidays, sick leaves, maternity leave, paternity leave, and overtime pay. Statutory benefits also include social security benefits.

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

Establishing an entity in


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


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


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


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


via our Employer of Record / PEO solution.

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