Hire contractors in Panama

Hiring contractors in Panama? Rippling can help you onboard and pay Panamanian 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 Panama—while staying compliant with local laws. 

Avg Time to Hiring

Less than 5 minutes



Time Zone

GMT-5 (Panama City)

Ready to hire a contractor in Panama?

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

at a glance

Hiring contractors in Panama can be a rollercoaster

Hiring contractors in Panama City, Colón, and elsewhere in Panama can be complicated without expert familiarity of the Central American city’s Labor Code, which distinguishes between freelancing and fixed-term employment. To lower your misclassification risk and hire in Panama with confidence, Rippling can help grow your global team quickly and compliantly.

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Worry-free Compliance

Avoid misclassifying contractors in Panama

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

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Support your Panamanian contractors right out of the box with Rippling

Simplified Onboarding

Onboard contractors in Panama in 90 seconds

Rippling makes it easy to onboard Panamanian 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 Panamanian 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 contractors in Panama

Process contractor payroll in minutes. Need to pay someone off-cycle for a late invoice? No worries. 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.