Employer of Record in Cuba

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Rivermate's Employer of Record (EOR) solution helps companies hire remote employees in Cuba . We take care of global payroll, taxes, benefits, compliance and HR activities. So you can focus on growing your business. Our Employer of Record (EOR) solution is beneficial to companies that want to hire remote employees in a breeze. On this page you will find employment information for Cuba.

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1. Grow your team in Cuba with Rivermate as your Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in Cuba , particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in Cuba effectively, conveniently, and in full compliance with all relevant labor laws using Rivermate's global Employer of Record (EOR) solution. We handle the responsibilities and legal risks associated with foreign employment so you can concentrate on growing your company.

2. Summary

Cuba, formally the Republic of Cuba, is a nation that includes the island of Cuba, Isla de la Juventud, and many other archipelagos. Cuba is situated at the confluence of the northern Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean. Cuba is positioned east of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, south of Florida and the Bahamas, west of Hispaniola (Haiti/Dominican Republic), and north of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. The biggest and capital city is Havana; other notable cities are Santiago de Cuba and Camagüey. The Republic of Cuba has an official land area of 109,884 km2 (42,426 sq mi) (without the territorial waters). With an area of 104,556 km2, Cuba's main island is the biggest in both Cuba and the Caribbean (40,369 sq mi). With approximately 11 million people, Cuba is the Caribbean's second-most populated nation after Haiti.

The Ciboney Tano people occupied what is now Cuba from the 4th millennium BC until the Spanish arrival in the 15th century. It was a Spanish colony from the 15th century until the Spanish–American War of 1898 when it was seized by the United States and obtained nominal independence as a de facto United States protectorate in 1902. Cuba sought to improve its democratic system as a shaky republic in 1940, but rising political radicalism and socioeconomic turmoil resulted in a coup and subsequent dictatorship under Fulgencio Batista in 1952. Under Batista's tenure, open corruption and persecution culminated to his ouster in January 1959 by the 26th of July Movement, which later established communist power under Fidel Castro's leadership. The Communist Party of Cuba has ruled the country since 1965. During the Cold War, the nation was a source of disagreement between the Soviet Union and the United States, and a nuclear war almost broke out during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Cuba is one of the few remaining Marxist–Leninist socialist republics, with the vanguard Communist Party's position codified in the Constitution. Cuba was engaged in a wide variety of military and humanitarian initiatives across Africa and Asia under Castro.

Cuba is culturally associated with Latin America. It is a multiethnic nation whose people, culture, and traditions are influenced by a variety of factors, including the Tano Ciboney peoples, a lengthy era of Spanish colonization, the arrival of enslaved Africans, and a strong Cold War ties with the Soviet Union.

Cuba is a founding member of the United Nations, the Group of 77, the Non-Aligned Movement, ALBA, and the Organization of American States. It now boasts one of the world's few planned economies, with the tourist sector and exports of skilled labor, sugar, tobacco, and coffee dominating the economy. Cuba has long outperformed other nations in the area on numerous socioeconomic measures, including literacy, infant mortality, and life expectancy, both before and after the Communist administration.

Cuba has a single-party authoritarian state that forbids political opposition. Elections are held in Cuba, however, they are not considered democratic. Censorship of information (including internet access restrictions) is widespread in Cuba, and independent media is suppressed; Reporters Without Borders ranks Cuba as one of the world's worst nations for press freedom.

Hiring talented employees in a short span is not an easy task. Partnering with an Employer of Record (EOR) like Rivermate in Cuba is your best option, giving your organization enough time to focus on other aspects of international expansions like project management and inventory management. The EOR takes care of all the compliance and legal issues while helping you speed up hiring using their knowledge of domestic employment practices and virtual onboarding tools. Top EORs also have provisions for the e-signing of documents to enable faster onboarding.

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4. Types of leave

There is no information about the types of leave for this country.

Paid time off

Public holidays

Sick days

Maternity leave

Paternity leave

Parental leave

Other leave

5. Employment termination

There is no information about employment information for this country.

Termination process

If the employee performs duties that are not authorized by the contract, the employment relationship may be terminated. In Cuba, employment contracts are classified as indefinite, temporary, or for the performance of a specified task. The final two pertain to new positions, substitutes, training, social services, and testing periods for new recruits that range from thirty to one hundred and eighty days, depending on the role provided. Neither party may end the employment relationship during this time period.

Notice period

When a Cuban employee resigns from a long-term contract, he must provide the employer thirty days' notice, with fifteen days for interim contracts.

Probation period

There is no statutory probation period in Cuba.

Severance pay

There is no statutory severance payment in Cuba.

6. Working hours

There is no information about the working hours for this country.

General working schedule

Working hours in Cuba are generally limited to 44 hours in a week.


7. Minimum wage

There is no information about the minimum wage for this country.

Cuba's minimum wage is different for different occupations. The average monthly minimum wage in Cuba is 225 Cuban pesos. The Cuban government supplements this minimum wage with free education, subsidized medical care (after the third day of a hospital stay, daily pay is reduced by 40%), housing, and some subsidized food.

8. Employee benefits

There is no information about the employee benefits for this country.

9. Taxes

There is no information about the taxes for this country.

Corporate tax

Companies in Cuba are subject to a corporate tax rate of 30 percent.

Individual income tax

Individuals in Cuba are imposed an income tax rate that ranges from 15 percent to 50 percent. The actual percentage varies depending on the income tax bracket the individual belongs to.

VAT, GST and sales tax

The value-added tax (VAT) and goods and sales tax (GST) in Cuba vary depending on the type of good or service provided. The highest rate is 20 percent while the lowest rate is 2.5 percent.

10. VISA and work permits

There is no information about VISA and work permits for this country.

The Cuba visa policy explains all you need to know about visiting Cuba. You may need particular travel documentation before your journey depending on your nationality, the purpose of your trip, and the duration of your stay. Maybe your nation enjoys unrestricted access to Cuba, or maybe you need a visa to go there. All of this is feasible because of the Cuba visa policy.

In general, most nations need a Cuba Tourist Card before visiting to Cuba. This travel document is not a visa, yet it is required for admission onto the island. You may remain in Cuba for a limited amount of time and participate in tourist activities after you have obtained a Cuba Tourist Card. The Cuba Tourist Card is simple to get. Platforms are now selling it online, travel companies in your own country may sell it, and you can even get it via your airline or at the airport when you arrive. Only fill in the blanks with the information from your passport. This information will be verified by Cuban immigration.

Cuba, on the other hand, requires certain nations to get a visa before visiting the island. In this instance, you may need to gather documentation and make an appointment with a Cuban diplomatic post. You must visit the embassy or consulate in person to complete this process. If you plan to visit Cuba for business, medical treatment, or study, you will almost certainly need to apply for a consular visa.

The Cuba visa policy offers two options for your future travel to Cuba for tourist purposes. You may get a Cuba Tourist Card or apply for a tourist visa at a Cuban embassy or consulate.

The Cuba Tourist Card is similar to a visa waiver in that it allows you to visit Cuba for leisure purposes as long as you remain for a short amount of time. The Cuba Tourist Card is simple to get; there are several alternatives available online, or you may fill it out prior to your arrival. The Cuba Tourist Card comes in a variety of colors, depending on whether you are from the United States or not.

The consular visa application procedure is more difficult since you must visit a Cuban embassy or consulate. Before you begin the process, make sure you have all of the necessary papers.

11. Employer Of Record service terms

There is no information about the Employer of Record (EoR) service terms for this country.

Employment contracts

In the United States, employment contracts might be verbal, written, or implicit. Contracts, on the other hand, should be in writing with the conditions clearly stated out to protect both the employer and the employee. In practice, the majority of contracts are in writing.

The following are examples of common employment contract terms:

Employer and employee names

The kind and scope of the service to be provided

Salary and payment intervals

Salary and payment intervals

Start and end dates (if for a fixed-term)

Benefits and leave entitlements

With Rivermate being your Employer of Record (EoR) in Cuba, you do not have to worry about the employment contracts, as we take care of that.

Minimum assignment length

There is no set length for assignments. This is usually indicated in the employment contract for fixed-term employments.

Payment currency

United States Dollar

13.Opening a subsidiary in Cuba

There is no information about the working hours for this country.

How to set up a subsidiary

Subsidiary laws

13. Why choose Rivermate as your Employer of Record / PEO in Cuba

Establishing an entity in Cuba to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in Cuba has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into Cuba 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 (EOR) solutions in Cuba 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 Cuba via our Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO solution.

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