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What are the minimum wage requirements?
As of 2022, the monthly minimum wage in Slovenia is €1074,40. The national minimum wage has been raised €50.2 from 2021.
Contributions & Taxes
How much are the contributions & taxes?
It depends on warriors factors but the individual income tax usually ranges between 16% to 50%. Several factors may impact these rates, for example the number of children, household status, etc.
The employer cost is generally estimated at 16% of the employee salary.
- Pension and invalidity insurance – 8.85%
- Health insurance contributions – 6.56%
- Unemployment insurance contribution – 0%
- Occupational injury contribution – 0.53%
- Parental protection contribution – 0.10%
- Meal & Travel Allowance EUR 135
- Work from home allowance EUR 50
What is the payroll cycle?
The wages in Slovenia are usually calculated on monthly basis, with the wages being paid out until the 15th next month.
Is there 13th salary in Slovenia?
The 13th salary is not mandatory in Slovenia, however many companies pay it out as a Christmas bonus in December.
The holiday allowance on the other had is mandatory, it should be at least the amount of the Slovenian minimum salary and the employees should receive it until the latest July 1st. Holiday allowance is not taxed in Slovenia.
What are the main Labor Rules?
Probation period rules
A probationary period for up to 6 months can be set by a Slovenian employer. In a case where an employee is terminated during the probationary period, a notice must be provided at least 7 days before the termination.
The most common types of termination are:
- Regular dismissal can happen in case of redundancy, incompetence, or misconduct, for which the employee is entitled to a severance pay. For the employees who worked between 1 and 10 years, the employee receives 1/5 of the average salary from the previous three months for every year served. If they served for more than 10 years, then the severance pay is ¼ and for over 20 years it gets to 1/3.
- Irregular dismissal can occur whenever an employee commits a crime, presents false data, doesn’t show up for work or for other serious breaches. The termination must be delivered in person, must be provided in writing and include a clear reason for the dismissal.
If the employee is dismissed for business reasons or their incompetence, the following notice periods apply:
- 15 days if employed up to 1 year
- 30 days if employed more than 1 year but less than 2 years
- 30 days plus two days for each additional year of service over 2 years, up to a maximum of 60 days if employed for more than 2 years
- 80 days if employed for 25 years or more
If the employee is dismissed for business reasons or as a result of incompetence, they are entitled to severance pay in the following amounts:
- 1/5th of the employee’s basic monthly salary for each year of service if employed for at least 1 year or up to 10 years.
- 1/4th of the employee’s basic monthly salary for each year of service if employed for more than 10 years and up to 20 years.
- 1/3rd of the employee’s basic monthly salary for each year of service if employed for more than 20 years
- There is severance pay limit of 10 times the employee’s basic monthly salary stipulated by law. Severance pay for fixed-term contracts may also apply.
Leave and Benefits
Leave and Benefits rules
If the employee presents a medical certificate, there is no limitation to how many sick days can be taken. If the illness or injury is work-related, the first 30 days are paid by the employer and the rest by social security. The responsibility of payment and the amount will depend on the cause of leave.
Maternity leave & Paternity leave
Maternity leave: it begins 28 days prior to the birth date and amounts to 105 calendar days and can be extended according to how the parental leave is distributed with the partner. The government is responsible for paying the base salary.
Paternity leave: this is the right of the father and is not transferable. The new fathers are entitled to 30 calendar days (plus extra 10 days for the birth of twins or 20 days for triplets).
Parental leave: it begins when the maternity leave expires, where each of the parents is entitled to child care leave of 130 days each (of which the mother may transfer 100 days to the father so that the father may use 230 days; the father may transfer all 130 days so that the mother may use 260 days).
What are the minimum vacation days?
Employees usually get four weeks of paid annual leave. Parents, employees over 55 or disabled persons are eligible for at least additional 3 days of leave, depending on the collective agreement.
Employees are also entitled to up to seven days paid personal leave.
Health Security & Private Insurance
Slovenia has mandatory public health insurance and additional private health insurance.
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Relocation and Work Permits
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How long is the Visa / Work Permit process?
2 to 4 weeks depending on the authorities and provided documents.
Which documents do you need?