What should I know about hiring in Armenia?
Employment in Armenia is governed by labor laws that define minimum wage, a maximum number of hours worked per week, paid time off, paid sick days, and termination procedures. In Armenia, specific regulations must be followed when hiring, firing, and managing staff.
As soon as you have decided on a candidate, you should have them sign a written employment contract outlining the terms and conditions of the job, including salary, benefits, and working hours. Armenians put a premium on close friendships and honest dealings.
The loyalty and dedication of your staff will significantly increase if you take the time to develop meaningful relationships with them. It is also essential to be aware of cultural differences and customs when communicating with your team.
Why is Armenia a good choice for finding remote employees?
Armenia provides a high quality of life and is safe and stable. There are many things to see and do; everyone is friendly and hospitable. Because of this, it is a desirable choice for workers who wish to use their free time.
The workforce in Armenia is highly educated and competent. The nation boasts one of the highest tertiary education rates in the entire globe. This implies that you can locate great employees everywhere.
Finally, workers from Armenia are renowned for their dependability and diligence. They have a strong work ethic and are frequently ready to put in extra time to finish the project. This is ideal for businesses needing to complete work quickly and efficiently.
How can Native Teams help you hire in Armenia
Native teams can be invaluable if you expand your business into Armenia. By leveraging their expertise and knowledge of the local market, you can maximize your chances of success in this new market.
In accordance with local employment laws, our Employer of record service enables companies to legally employ individuals in any country without forming a wholly new legal entity.
In addition, we can verify that your company’s hiring, payment, and other legal matter for new employees are in compliance with all applicable Armenian laws and regulations.
Hire your first Armenian employee with Native Teams.
Legal requirements for hiring in Armenia
The monthly minimum wage in Armenia is AMD 75,000.00 per month.
Contributions & taxes
At the end of 2023, the corporate tax rate in Armenia is projected to be 18%.
An employee in Armenia will be subject to a tax rate of either 4.5% or 10%.
The income tax rate for individuals in Armenia is 20%.
To calculate the salary and taxes in Armenia please click here.
The payroll cycle is typically a monthly cycle, with wages paid by the last working day of each month.
Is there a 13th salary in Armenia?
The 13th salary payment is not required or customary in Armenia.
The employment agreement will specify the probationary period, typically 3 months. Each party to the employment agreement has the right to end the arrangement with just 3 days’ notice if they choose within the initial three-month trial period.
The following are the applicable notice periods:
- Less than 1 year of service: 14 days’ notice;
- From 1 to 5 years of service: 35 days’ notice;
- From 5 to 10 years of service: 42 days’ notice;
- More than 10 years of service: 60 days’ notice.
If the termination is business-related, the severance package will depend on the situation’s specifics. If the company goes out of business, the employee’s position is eliminated, or the same company rehires the employee, the severance payment will be the same as the employee’s average monthly wage.
In the event of an employee-related termination (e.g., due to long-term disability, retirement age, significant changes in working circumstances, or mandatory military service), severance compensation will be calculated based on the employee’s length of service as follows:
- Less than a year of service: 10x daily average salary;
- From 1 year to 5 years of service: 25x daily average wage;
- From 5 to 10 years of service: 30x daily average salary;
- From 10 to 15 years of service: 35x daily average salary;
- More than 15 years of service: 44x daily average salary.
The average workweek is 40 hours, maximum 8 hours daily, Monday to Friday. Employees can work up to 48 hours per week or 12 hours daily.
Leave and benefits
There are 15 official holidays in Armenia:
- New Year’s Day
- Eastern Orthodox Christmas Eve
- Orthodox Christmas Day
- Army Day
- International Women’s Day
- Easter Monday
- Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
- Labour Day
- Victory and Peace Day
- Republic Day
- Constitution Day
- Elevation of the Holy Cross
- Armenia Independence Day
- New Year’s Eve
An employee injured or becomes ill while on the job is entitled to return to their previous position once they have recovered.
If an employee is absent from work due to illness or injury that is not work-related for more than 120 days in a row or more than 140 days in 12 months, the employer must reinstate the employee.
An employee who takes sick leave remains eligible for all the benefits during that time.
Maternity leave & Paternity leave
Female employees are eligible for up to 140 days of paid maternity leave. Leave begins 70 days before the expected date of childbirth and ends 70 days after the date of childbirth. Leave lengthens to 155 days in the event of complications or 180 days in the event of multiple births.
In the first 30 days after the birth of a child, fathers are entitled to take 5 paid days off.
Employees are entitled to three days of unpaid leave from their employers to attend a family member’s funeral.
Parents can ask for up to 5 paid days off within the first month after giving birth.
The law mandates that companies give workers 3 days of unpaid leave to celebrate their wedding.
What are the minimum vacation days?
The number of days of paid annual leave is set in accordance with the number of working days in a typical work week: 20 days for those who work 5 days per week and 24 days for those who work 6 days per week.
Health security & private insurance
Anyone who has worked for an employer for at least three months within the previous fifteen months is entitled to free medical and dental care through the Social Security Administration.
*Native Teams can support you in finding the best private insurance in the country. Contact us, and we will send a comparison of insurance packages and prices.*
Relocation and work permits
Native Teams will apply for your work visa in the nation on your behalf and serve as your Employer of Record. All the required documents can be uploaded using our app. Until you have your work and residency visa, Native Teams will support you by providing you with frequent information on the progress.
How long is the visa/work permit process?
2 to 4 weeks depending on the authorities and provided documents.
Which documents do you need?
Why use Native Teams for hiring in Armenia?
Native Teams lets you employ team members ‘like a local’ meaning you get all the benefits of a global team, wherever you are based. Here are the reasons why you should use Native Teams for hiring:
- No paperwork: We will handle all the necessary paperwork for you.
- Save on taxes: We help you handle your taxes.
- No company set up: You can expand your business using our company entitles.
- Online onboarding: We’re here to ensure your onboarding process is trouble-free.
- No accounting: We will handle all of your accounting needs, including invoicing, payroll, and more.
- Increase your profit: We assist you in growing your business and maximizing your profits.
- Compliance expertise: we can assist your company in navigating the regulatory environments and ensure you meet all relevant requirements.
- Local support: We can assist you in understanding and complying with the relevant local laws.