Guide to employment, payroll and benefits in

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Rivermate offers complete payroll, benefits and compliance services for

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

01. Overview

Last updated: 

August 19, 2021

United States Dollar
Charlotte Amalie
Ease of doing business
GDP growth

02. Grow your team in

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

with Rivermate

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

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

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

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

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 United States Virgin Islands, formally the Virgin Islands of the United States, are a group of Caribbean islands that are part of the United States' unincorporated and organized territory. The islands are part of the Virgin Islands archipelago, which is situated in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles to the east of Puerto Rico and west of the British Virgin Islands. The US Virgin Islands are made up of three main islands: Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas, as well as 50 other minor islands and cays. The territory's gross land area is 133.73 square miles. Charlotte Amalie, on the island of St. Thomas, serves as the territory's capital. Previously known as the Danish West Indies of the Kingdom of Denmark–Norway and the independent Kingdom of Denmark, they were sold to the United States by Denmark in the 1917 Treaty of the Danish West Indies for $25,000,000, and have been an organized, unincorporated United States territory since then. The Virgin Islands of the United States of America were founded in 1954 under the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands, and have held five constitutional conventions since then. The projected population in 2021 is 105,870, with the majority of them being of Afro-Caribbean descent. The main economic activities are tourism and related categories.

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


09. Employee benefits


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

Establishing an entity in

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

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

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

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

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

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

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

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

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

via our Employer of Record / PEO solution.

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