Global payroll in Jamaica

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

1. Grow your team in Jamaica with Rivermate as your global payroll provider

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 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. Introduction to global payroll in Jamaica

If you are interested in hiring a remote team in Jamaica, or even just individual remote employees in Jamaica, then you have come to the right place!

Rivermate is an Employer of Record (EOR) that offers Jamaica payroll solutions. As a Jamaica payroll provider, we will cover everything from salary, benefits, employer-to-employee contributions, and especially payroll compliance in Jamaica. We are confident Rivermate’s payroll solutions Jamaica will help you grow as a business—because now, you won’t have to worry about your payroll solutions Jamaica. We take care of everything payroll!

With Rivermate, you can run Jamaica payroll services in just one click—regardless of currency, benefits, insurance, and your local labor laws. Everything is automated. Our priority is for you to focus on your company’s strategy and growth.

Our Rivermate Global Payroll services are made especially for startups and scaleups. We know that startups try to be extra prudent when it comes to choosing a payroll provider, so it is our mission at Rivermate to be your most reliable and cheapest payroll provider option. So if you’re looking for global payroll providers for small businesses, look no further and book a call with us now!

3. How to set up global payroll in Jamaica

Once you've determined the best Jamaica payroll option for your company, you'll need to collect some information from employees in order to add them to your payroll. Begin by acquiring their personal identification number, tax deduction card, and emergency contact information. When an employee begins working and provides you with their tax deduction card, they become a part of the social security system and are eligible for benefits.

4. Taxation rules for global payroll in Jamaica

Employers in Jamaica use a Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system, in which taxes are deducted directly from employees' paychecks in accordance with the Income Tax Act and Income Tax Regulations. Jamaica's current income taxes are progressive, ranging from 0% to 30% on profits exceeding $6,000,000. Remember that your company must also pay income taxes based on your earnings.

5. Payroll options for companies in Jamaica

Companies that wish to expand their operations globally have four different payroll options in Jamaica. These payroll options are:

1. Internal Payroll. This payroll option is applicable for already established companies in Jamaica. It includes devoting an entire Human Resources staff to running the company's payroll procedures.

2. Remote Payroll. Smaller firms may lack the capacity to handle their own payroll, but they may add their workers to the parent company's payroll. This action, on the other hand, requires considerable thinking. You must guarantee that you follow the rules and laws of each nation.

Working with a local outsourcing firm is one method to retain money in the local economy, but you'll still need to study all of the local rules and regulations, since you'll be held responsible.

3. Jamaica payroll outsourcing: Outsourcing your payroll to an Employer of Record in Jamaica, such as Rivermate, is another alternative for Andorra payroll outsourcing. We can manage all aspects of your payroll, including compliance. Send us a note and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

6. Payroll compliance Jamaica

It is the obligation of the employer to ensure that all payroll-related transactions are properly documented and recorded. All salaries and compensation payments must adhere to the local minimum wage as well as other applicable laws and regulations.

Rivermate's payroll services in Jamaica can assist you in staying in compliance with the country's ever-changing payroll rules. We provide an all-inclusive solution that covers everything from compliance and reporting to salary payments.)

7. How to manage payroll in Jamaica

Companies that have a business presence in Jamaica have different ways of managing payroll. However, most of the options you have for running payroll in Jamaica are either expensive or require establishing a subsidiary in Jamaica. The cheapest, most efficient, and most reliable payroll processing system in Jamaica is by outsourcing payroll to Employers of Record (EOR) in Jamaica. Rivermate is one of those Employers of Record.

At Rivermate, we offer you the most efficient, most compliant, and cheapest HR and Payroll Management services in Jamaica. We do this by taking care of your payroll-related needs, such as keeping track of your employees’ financial records, including incentives, gross and net salary, and payslips, all the while staying compliant with the labor laws in Jamaica. Because we do your online payroll management for you, you can have absolute focus on your business’ strategy and growth.

Rivermate is all about growth through collaboration and we achieve this by offering the most reliable yet cheapest services for managing payroll for small businesses in Jamaica.

8. Entitlement and termination terms in Jamaica

Employers should make a written statement or notify employees of their termination in the presence of a credible witness. Additionally, a notice of termination must be given.

9. Compensation in Jamaica

The minimum wage in Jamaica is set at 7,000 Jamaican dollars in a week. Security guards have a different minimum wage, which is currently set at $9,700 a week.

10. Working hours and overtime in Jamaica

Full-time employment is defined as 40 hours per week, or approximately 8 hours per day. A week's maximum number of days an employee may work is six.

11. Employee benefits in Jamaica

In Jamaica, employee benefits can include, and is not limited to, any combination from the listing below:

Health insurance, including coverage of dental and optical care

Life insurance, including, in the case of public service officers, death benefit (JMD10 million)

Accidental death and dismemberment

Pension - employer voluntary contribution up to 20% of salary. This is additional to 2.5% compulsory for NIS

Sick leave with pay - up to 10 days per 12 months after first year

Casual leave with pay - up to 10 days off for the year at a maximum of 3 days at any time

Study leave with pay

Holiday with pay - up to 25 days after 3 years

Travel allowance and motor vehicle upkeep

Uniform and Laundry Allowances

Gratuity - after working 20 weeks

Motor vehicle - fully maintained



Subsistence level - $2,500 per 24 hour period for public service officers

Supper/Meal allowance - $700 per occasion for public service officers

Taxi Allowance - $700 per occasion for round town and $1,200 per occasion for out of town for public service officers

Shift allowance, between $13.75 and $20 per hour for public service officers

Funeral grant - $220,000 for public service officers

The benefit amounts are provided in JMD and apply to public servants and the 2015 financial year. The benefits depend on who is the employer (public or private) and level of appointment. For employers, some benefits are mandatory, for e.g., sick leave and holiday with pay. For others, it is discretionary, e.g., allowance for travel or subsistence.

12. Why choose Rivermate as your global payroll provider in Jamaica

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 (EOR) 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 (EOR) / PEO solution.

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