Trinidad & Tobago – Employer of Record / PEO


Globalization Partners provides employer of record services for clients that want to hire employees and run payroll without first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Trinidad and Tobago. Your candidate is hired via Globalization Partners’ Trinidad and Tobago PEO in accordance with local labor laws and can be onboarded in days instead of the months it typically takes. The individual is assigned to work on your team, working on your company’s behalf exactly as if he or she were your employee to fulfill your in-country requirements.

Our Global Employer of Record Platform™ and Global PEO service enables clients to run payroll in Trinidad and Tobago while HR services, tax, and compliance management matters are lifted from their shoulders onto ours. As a Global PEO expert, we manage employment contract best practices, statutory and market norm benefits, and employee expenses, as well as severance and termination if required. We also keep you apprised of changes to local employment laws in Trinidad and Tobago.

Your new employee is productive sooner, has a better hiring experience and is 100% dedicated to your team. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you have a team of dedicated employment experts assisting with every hire. Globalization Partners allows you to harness the talent of the brightest people in 150 countries around the world, quickly and painlessly.

Overview of Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago is an island country in the Caribbean and has a population of 1.4 million. The capital of Trinidad and Tobago is Port of Spain with a population of 175,000. Trinidad and Tobago host the biggest celebration of Divali in the Western Hemisphere. Divali is the Hindu religious festival of lights. The people of Trinidad and Tobago take part in prayer, reenactments, and the lighting of deyas, or clay lamps, to symbolize the victory of light over darkness and the return of Rama from his exile in the forests of Ayodhya.

When negotiating terms of an employment contract and offer letter with an employee in Trinidad and Tobago, it may be useful to keep the following in mind:

Employment Contracts in Trinidad and Tobago

In Trinidad and Tobago, employment contracts can be oral or written, but it best practice to put a strong, written contract in place, in English, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Trinidad and Tobago should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Trinidad and Tobago dollars rather than a foreign currency. The employment contract template is part of the service with Globalization Partners; no need to draft a separate template if you use our employer of record and PEO service in Trinidad and Tobago.

Public Holidays in Trinidad and Tobago

  • New Year’s Day
  • Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Indian Arrival Day
  • Corpus Christi
  • Labor Day
  • Eid-al-Fitr
  • Emancipation Day
  • Independence Day
  • Diwali/Deepavali
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Why Globalization Partners

Establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Trinidad and Tobago to engage a small team is time consuming, expensive and complex. Labor law in Trinidad and Tobago has strong worker protections, requiring great attention to detail and an understanding of local best practices. Globalization Partners makes it painless and easy to expand into Trinidad and Tobago. We can help you hire your candidate of choice, handle HR matters and payroll, and ensure that you’re in compliance with local laws, without the burden of setting up a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our Trinidad and Tobago PEO and Global Employer of Record Platform provides you piece of mind so that you can focus on running your business.

If you would like to discuss how Globalization Partners can provide a seamless employee leasing or PEO solution for hiring employees in Trinidad and Tobago, please contact us at

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