All employers are required by law (in accordance to the Sickness Insurance and Accident Insurance Ordinances) to register at SZV. You qualify as an employer, if you employ one (1) or more persons, meaning that they work for you and receive wages. Everyone who has one or more employees executing labor is an employer. There are three possibilities:
1. You are established on Sint Maarten, and you have employees executing labor for you on Sint Maarten.
2. You are established on Sint Maarten, and your employees are executing labor for you outside of Sint Maarten (Dutch Caribbean).
3. 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.)