Marc Anthony clearly wants to show he's a cooler boss than Jennifer Lopez -- treating his 14-person staff to an all-expenses-paid vacation ... to the Dominican Republic!!!
Sources close to Marc tell TMZ, Marc took his immediate staff on a vacation retreat to DR as a holiday present to thank them for their hard work.
We're told Marc put the staff up at an exclusive resort for 5 days in La Romana -- and comped meals, drinks, and entertainment.
But it wasn't all mindless self-indulgence -- Marc and his staff also paid a visit to the city's Niños de Cristo orphanage to spend some time with the less fortunate (below). Your move, J.Lo.