Guide to employment, payroll and benefits in

Saint Martin (French Part)

Rivermate offers complete payroll, benefits and compliance services for

Saint Martin (French Part)

01. Overview

Last updated: 

August 19, 2021

Ease of doing business
GDP growth

02. Grow your team in

Saint Martin (French Part)

with Rivermate

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

Saint Martin (French Part)

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

Saint Martin (French Part)

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 Collectivity of Saint Martin, also known as simply Saint Martin, is a French overseas collectivity in the Caribbean's West Indies. It covers the northern 60% of the divided island of Saint Martin, as well as several neighboring islets, the largest of which is Île Tintamarre, with a population of 34,065 as of January 2018 on an area of 53.2 square kilometers. Sint Maarten comprises the southern 40% of the island of Saint Martin, and has been a constituent nation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands since 2010. This is the only place on the planet where France and the Netherlands share a border. Prior to 2007, the French district of Saint Martin was a part of Guadeloupe, a French overseas department and region. The Anguilla Channel separates Saint Martin from the island of Anguilla. Marigot is the country's capital.

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


Employees in St Maarten are entitled to at least a wage that is based on the current hourly minimum wage which, as per 1 January 2019, is ANG 8.83 (approximately USD 4.9) per hour for employees who are 21 years or older.

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 Martin (French Part)

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

Saint Martin (French Part)

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

Saint Martin (French Part)

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 Martin (French Part)

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 Martin (French Part)

via our Employer of Record / PEO solution.

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