PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Tuesday April 17th, Social & Health Insurances SZV will host an Employer information session for employers on the topic of Employer obligations for companies in or dealing with the construction sector specifically. The session will be from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in Building 2, Level 2 at the Harbour View Building where the SZV offices are located. Topics such as registration, chain of liability, premium declarations, payments and administration do’s and don’ts will be discussed. The session is not for employees, but solely catered to employers and those within the company who are responsible for the administrative duties in relation to SZV.

It is mandatory by law for all companies with one or more employees executing labor to register their company and their employees at SZV. You are considered an employer by SZV in the following cases: you are established on Sint Maarten, and you have employees executing labor for you on Sint Maarten, you are established on Sint Maarten, and your employees are executing labor for you outside of Sint Maarten (Dutch Caribbean). A foreign company can also be categorized as an employer on Sint Maarten (Dutch Caribbean). An employer can be a natural person (such as an individual, called a sole proprietor), or a legal entity (such as a corporation, an N.V. or a B.V.) An overview of the general Employer obligations is available on SZV’s website

The information session will be the first of a series of sessions and workshops to be hosted by SZV on the topic of Employer obligations. Alongside intensified controls by SZV, the organization aims to increase awareness of the obligations and procedures. With a dedicated customer service Employer Desk that was launched in June of last year, SZV aims to improve access to information and resources to employers. During the information session, there will be an opportunity to get direct customer service support from the Employer Desk.