Hire contractors in Puerto Rico

Hiring contractors in Puerto Rico? Rippling can help you onboard and pay Puerto Rican 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 Puerto Rico—while staying compliant with local laws. 

Avg Time to Hiring

Less than 5 minutes



Time Zone

GMT-4 (San Juan)

Ready to hire a contractor in Puerto Rico?

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

at a glance

Hiring contractors in Puerto Rico can be a rollercoaster

Hiring Puerto Rican contractors can be a challenge. While Puerto Rico has its own local laws, employers should be aware that US federal laws apply when hiring independent contractors there. Furthermore, you have to classify contractors correctly and ensure they have the proper work visa if they aren’t US or Puerto Rican citizens. With Rippling, you can maintain compliance with local laws in Puerto Rico—and beyond—while quickly growing your global team.


Support your Puerto Rican contractors right out of the box with Rippling

Simplified Onboarding

Onboard contractors in Puerto Rico in 90 seconds

Rippling makes it incredibly easy to set up your Puerto Rican contractors. Adapt everything—from contractor data fields and documents to currencies—based on their work location, comply with local laws using built-in consulting agreement templates, and provision app access with a few clicks.

Global Workforce Management

Seamlessly transition contractors to employees

As your business grows, your workforce needs change. You can easily transition a contractor to an employee in minutes while preserving any historical data. Hire and pay via Rippling EOR, or pay them through your own entity with Rippling Global Payroll.


Set up and manage your Puerto Rican 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 Puerto Rican contractors in USD

Set payments in USD and easily pay all contractors in a single pay run, no matter where they are located. And if you need to pay someone off-cycle for a late invoice or add in a reimbursement? Rippling can take care of that.