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capital city

Capital

Santo Domingo

currency

Currency

Dominican Peso (DOP)

date format

Date format

dd/mm/yyyy

region

Region

LATAM

entitlement

Minimum holiday entitlement

10

paid public holidays

Paid public holidays per year

13

Additional leave compliance rules and complexities

Annual leave

After serving for one year in a role, employees get 14 days’ paid leave a year. If they stay in the same role for 5 years, their annual leave allowance grows to 18 days’ paid leave a year.

Sick leave

There are no statutory laws governing sick leave or sick pay in the Dominican Republic. As for parental leave, mothers can take up to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave, and fathers can take up to 2 days.