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Employer of Record in Slovenia
A Brief Guide to Slovenia
Slovenia, a gem in Central Europe, is known for its diverse landscapes, from the stunning Alpine peaks to the charming Adriatic coastline. The country has a parliamentary republic government system and is a member of prominent international organizations such as the European Union, NATO, and the United Nations.
20,273 square kilometers
Approximately 2.1 million
Ljubljana, Maribor, Celje, Kranj, Velenje
$54 billion USD
Automotive, Pharmaceuticals, Energy
Business Culture in Slovenia
In Slovenia, the business culture values punctuality, directness, and professionalism. Slovenians appreciate well-prepared meetings and thorough expertise. Business decisions can be quite democratic, and building trustworthy relationships is crucial. Respecting business etiquette, such as exchange of business cards and addressing individuals with their titles, is a norm.
Payroll and Taxes
Payroll and Taxes in Slovenia
In Slovenia, the 13th and 14th-month salary payments are a common practice, paid in December and in the summer months respectively.
Slovenian income tax rates are progressive, with higher income levels subjected to higher tax rates.
Gross Annual Income
Tax Rate (%)
Up to €8,755
€8,755.01 – €25,750
€25,750.01 – €51,500
€51,500.01 – €74,160
Employers in Slovenia are also responsible for various employer costs, which include:
Pension and Disability
Injury at Work
Pension and Healthcare
Slovenia maintains a mandatory state pension system, financed by contributions from both employees and employers. The contribution rates, as a percentage of an employee’s gross salary, are as follows:
- Employees: 15.5% for pension and disability insurance
- Employers: 8.85% for pension and disability insurance
Healthcare in Slovenia
Slovenia’s public healthcare system, Zavod za zdravstveno zavarovanje Slovenije (ZZZS), offers comprehensive medical services to its residents, including primary care, specialist services, hospital care, prescription medications, dental care, and mental health services. ZZZS aims to ensure equal access to necessary healthcare services for all residents, regardless of their financial status or geographical location.
Both employees and employers contribute to the healthcare system through their salaries. This mandatory contribution is collected by the Slovenian tax authorities and allocated to the healthcare system.
Employment Law in Slovenia
Relevant Legislation: Slovenian employment law is governed by various pieces of legislation, including:
- Employment Relationships Act
- Minimum Wage Act
- Pension and Disability Insurance Act
- Health and Safety at Work Act
Employment Contracts: In Slovenia, employment contracts must be in writing and include essential information such as duration of employment, working hours, salary, and termination notice periods.
Working Hours: The standard maximum working time in Slovenia is 40 hours per week, or 8 hours per day. Overtime work is regulated, with compensation for extra hours.
Leave: Employees in Slovenia are entitled to various types of leave, including paid annual leave (minimum of 20 working days per year), maternity leave, paternity leave, sick leave, and family care leave.
Overtime: Overtime work should be compensated with at least 26% on top of the employee’s basic salary. This is in addition to any remuneration for increased volume and intensity of work.
Termination: In Slovenia, termination of employment requires proper notice, which varies depending on the length of employment. Employers can terminate an employee’s contract if there is a just cause, such as poor performance, misconduct, or redundancy. Unjustified termination can lead to claims for damages or reinstatement.
Notice: The length of the notice period in Serbia depends on the reason for termination and the duration of employment. Generally, the notice period can range from 15 days to 30 days. For employees with at least 10 years of service with the same employer, the notice period is extended to 45 days. The notice period begins on the day following the day of delivery of the termination notice to the employee.
Severance Pay: Employees may be entitled to severance pay if they are terminated due to redundancy, restructuring, or other reasons that are not related to their performance or behavior. The minimum severance pay is calculated as one-third of the average monthly salary of the employee for every year of service with the employer.
Additionally, for employees with at least 10 years of service with the same employer, the employer must pay a redundancy compensation, which is at least the amount of the employee’s six average monthly salaries in the last six months preceding the redundancy.
Work Permits in Slovenia
Immigration to Serbia is regulated by the Serbian Law on Foreigners, along with several international agreements. Key points to note are:
Visas and Permits: Foreigners intending to stay in Serbia for a period exceeding 90 days during a six-month period, or to work in Serbia, need to apply for a temporary stay permit or a work permit. The type of permit or visa required depends on the purpose of the stay (e.g., work, study, family reunification).
Work Permits: There are three types of work permits in Serbia: personal work permits, employment work permits, and work permits for special cases of employment. The type required will depend on the nature of the work and the circumstances of the individual.
EU Citizens: Although Serbia is not part of the European Union (EU), citizens of EU member states may enter, stay, or live in Serbia without a visa or residence permit for up to 90 days within a period of 6 months. For longer stays or to take up employment, a residence or work permit is required.
Registration: All foreigners are required to register their residence with the police within 24 hours of arrival.
Family Reunification: The Law on Foreigners provides for the possibility of family reunification. Immediate family members (spouse and minor children) can join the foreigner who has been granted temporary residence in Serbia.
The types of work permit available are:
Personal Work Permits: This permit is issued to foreigners who intend to be self-employed and conduct independent professional activities in Serbia. It’s also provided to foreigners granted refugee status or protection, foreigners married to Serbian citizens, and certain other specific categories of foreigners. The permit is valid for up to 3 years and can be extended.
Employment Work Permits: This permit is for foreigners who are employed or are using their services based on a contract between a domestic and foreign employer. The permit is usually valid for the duration of the employment contract, up to a maximum of 1 year, and can be extended.
Work Permit for Special Cases of Employment: This permit is issued to foreigners seconded to Serbia for temporary work (for example, professional training or specialization), as well as to foreigners who work in Serbia on the basis of a personal work permit but carry out duties on behalf of a foreign employer. This permit is valid for up to 1 year and can be extended.
The issuance of these work permits is managed by the National Employment Service. Please note, the application process usually involves demonstrating proof of qualifications, a valid employment contract or job offer, and in some cases, the employer may need to demonstrate that they were unable to fill the position with a Serbian citizen or resident.
Slovenia Public Holidays
New Year’s Day
Day of Uprising Against Occupation
Independence and Unity Day
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