Anguilla is a British territory in the Caribbean. The official language is English, but several indigenous languages are spoken throughout the island. Tourism is the staple of the economy in Anguilla, which also hosts a robust banking and offshore financial sector. A business-friendly government, low taxes, and economic stability all contribute to making Anguilla a choice destination for expansion.
Employment contracts can be either written or oral. Employers are required to provide a letter of employment to the employee within 10 working days of engagement which includes:
The standard workweek is 40 hours and eight hours per day. Overtime is paid at a percentage of the basic rate.
Employees receive 14 days of paid sick leave after one year of service. Part-time employees are entitled to one paid sick day for every 22 days worked, after working at least 110 days.
Female employees receive 14 weeks of paid maternity leave after one year of service. There is also a maternity grant after 26 weeks of employment. Male employees are entitled to one month of unpaid paternity leave, as well as a paternity benefit of two weeks payable at a percentage of the basic wage.
Anguilla does not have a minimum wage, but has enacted legislation to establish a Minimum Wage Advisory Committee for the purpose of studying and recommending a minimum wage. Bonuses are common in Anguilla.
Employees receive 12 days of paid annual leave after one year of service. This increases to 15 days after five years of service and 20 days after 10 years of service. Employees also receive fully paid leave for jury duty or court hearings.
The following public holidays are observed in Anguilla:
Anguilla does not provide national or subsidized healthcare, so private healthcare insurance is recommended.
Employment relationships may be terminated at the end of a fixed-term contract by the employer (with or without cause), or by the employee. The employer must provide notice of termination. The required notice period depends on the type of work, service duration and payment interval. Employers must pay severance in some instances.
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