Hire contractors in Colombia

Hiring contractors in Colombia? Rippling can help you onboard and pay Colombian contractors in a single system. In just a few clicks, you can localize onboarding, provision IT and app access, and run payroll for your contractors in Colombia—while staying compliant with local laws. 

Avg Time to Hiring

Less than 5 minutes



Time Zone

GMT-5 (Bogotá)

Ready to hire a contractor in Colombia?

Book a 30-minute demo to see how Rippling can help you hire and onboard a contractor in Colombia in under 90 seconds.

at a glance

Hiring contractors in Colombia can be a rollercoaster

Hiring Colombian contractors can be complex if you don't know Colombian labor laws. It’s essential to classify them correctly, as the Colombian Pension and Social Securities Unit (Unidad De Gestión Pensional y Parafiscal or UGPP) is known for aggressively investigating foreign businesses it suspects of misclassifying employees to skirt taxes. And unlike in many other countries, you may need to provide Colombian contractors with benefits—it all depends on their contract. But with Rippling, you can grow your global team quickly and compliantly.

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Worry-free Compliance

Avoid misclassifying contractors in Colombia

Rippling can help you avoid costly misclassification mistakes. Worried that your Colombian contractors are misclassified? Try our free classification assessment to find out.

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Support your Colombian contractors right out of the box with Rippling

Simplified Onboarding

Onboard contractors in Colombia in 90 seconds

Rippling makes it easy to onboard Colombian contractors. Send out contracts in minutes. In a single onboarding flow, contractors can sign agreements, submit required payroll and KYC information, and even set up their email account or apps—all in a few minutes from their phone.

Global Workforce Management

Seamlessly transition contractors between countries

In the digital nomad era, give your contractors the flexibility to work from anywhere. With Rippling, you can easily transition a contractor from one country to another, without needing to terminate and re-hire them.


Set up and manage your Colombian contractors’ IT needs

Give contractors access to apps like Google Workspace and Slack with a few clicks—and remove it just as easily at the end of their contracts. You can increase security by enforcing multi-factor authentication and even set up workflows to automatically alert you of any suspicious login activity.

Contractor Compensation

Easily pay Colombian contractors in COP

Easily pay contractors in your currency or COP. And if you need to pay someone off-cycle for a late invoice? You can do that in minutes. Contractor payments are tied to invoices and integrated time-tracking, saving you manual data entry in pay runs and creating a papertrail to protect against misclassification risk.