Guide to employment, payroll and benefits in

Saint Barthelemy

Rivermate offers complete payroll, benefits and compliance services for

Saint Barthelemy

01. Overview

Last updated: 

August 19, 2021

Ease of doing business
GDP growth

02. Grow your team in

Saint Barthelemy

with Rivermate

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

Saint Barthelemy

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

Saint Barthelemy

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

Saint Barthélemy is a French overseas collectivity in the Caribbean, officially the Collectivité territoriale de Saint-Barthélemy. St-Barth in French and St. Barths or St. Barts in English are common abbreviations. The island is 35 kilometers south of Saint Martin in the Caribbean, and it is north of the Dutch islands of Saba and Sint Eustatius, as well as the autonomous nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. For several years, Saint Barthélemy was a French commune that was part of Guadeloupe, a French overseas territory and department. In 2003, the island voted to secede from Guadeloupe in order to create its own French overseas collectivity. Along with Saint Martin, Guadeloupe, and Martinique, the collectivity is one of four territories that make up the French West Indies, located in the northeastern Caribbean. The volcanic island of Saint Barthélemy, which is completely encircled by shallow reefs, has a surface area of 25 square kilometers and a population of 9,961 people according to the January 2017 census. Gustavia, which also serves as the country's capital, is also home to the country's largest port. It is the only Caribbean island that has ever been a Swedish colony for an extended period of time. It stayed that way for nearly a century until a referendum restored it to French rule. The Three Crowns, a symbol from Sweden's national arms, can still be seen on the island's coat of arms. The language, cuisine, and culture, on the other hand, are all very French. During the winter holiday season, the island is a popular tourist destination, catering to the high-end, luxury tourist industry.

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


The monthly minimum wage is 1,554.58 EUR, which equates to 10.25 EUR per hour.

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

Saint Barthelemy

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

Saint Barthelemy

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

Saint Barthelemy

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

Saint Barthelemy

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

Saint Barthelemy

via our Employer of Record / PEO solution.

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