More information about average salaries in Fiji can be found here.
There is no employer payroll taxes in Fiji.
More information on income tax can be found here.
The minimum wage is approximately FGD 2.32 hourly which sums up to FGD 5276 per annum.
The payroll cycle followed is monthly. All the bonuses or holiday payments should be made before the holiday begins.
13th month salary
There is no obligatory rule but it is a general practise to pay the 13th month salary as bonus.
The working hours are usually limited to a 48 hrs week over a 6 days work week.
In Fiji, overtime is usually paid at 1.5 times the normal wages and around 2 times if the employee has worked double time.
The list of public holidays in Fiji can be found here.
All employees who have worked for a minimum of one year in the same organisation are bound to get 10 days of paid leaves annually.
In the case of an employment period being less than 3 months, employer is not entitled to pay for the sick leave.
For female employees, they are entitled to a continuous leave of 98 days with full pay for the first three births and half the pay for subsequent births.
A male employee is entitled to 5 days of paid leave for the birth of his child if his partner is entitled to get the leave.
An employer may terminate an employee by giving one month’s written notice or any other notice period as agreed by them mutually in the employment agreement. However, in the event of summary dismissal, no notice is required. More detailed information about summary dismissal can be found here.
The notice period specified in the employment contract which is mutually agreed upon by both the employer and the employee is the notice period recognized by law. This is generally 1 month. Incase the contract is silent about the notice period, the following is followed:
On completion of minimum 1 year of service in the same company, an employee is entitled to lump-sum severance pay when the employer terminates the contract or the employee is made redundant.
The Employment Relations Law of Fiji remains silent about the probation period.