What should I know about hiring in Slovenia?
The legal and logistical considerations involved in making an employment offer in Slovenia are numerous and might lengthen the hiring process. Best practices in recruitment, employment contracts, and workplace management must be followed, as well as Slovenian labor laws, tax regulations, and social security obligations.
Every employee in Slovenia is required to have a written employment contract outlining their position’s title, description, remuneration, hours worked, paid time off, notice period, and termination conditions in accordance with Slovenian labor legislation.
Companies in Slovenia are obligated to contribute to their workers’ social security, which includes medical, retirement, and unemployment benefits. Salary is a significant factor in determining the social security tax rate. In addition, taxes and social security payments must be deducted from employees’ paychecks by their Slovenian employers.
Why is Slovenia a good choice for finding remote employees?
As a first point, most Slovenes speak several languages fluently and are exposed to English as a second language beginning in elementary school. This facilitates easier communication with distant workers and eliminates the need for any special language instruction.
Second, Slovenia’s education system is robust, boasting several prestigious universities with a wide range of degree programs. This guarantees that even distant workers are equipped with the knowledge and expertise they need to do their jobs well.
Third, a large percentage of Slovenes regularly utilize technology, indicating a high level of digital literacy in the country. Staff members’ familiarity with digital tools and platforms facilitates remote work and increases accessibility. By tapping into Slovenia’s remote workforce, your company can benefit from the talent and expertise of highly qualified professionals committed to delivering high-quality work.
How can Native Teams help you hire in Slovenia
Companies in Slovenia are increasing the value of their salary and benefits packages for remote workers in order to recruit and retain brilliant individuals. One approach that has shown to be beneficial is collaborating with Native Teams. With the help of Native Teams’ employer of record services, your business can easily acquire new workers, integrate them into the company, and meet all Slovenian legal requirements for their pay, taxes, and benefits.
Hire your first Slovenes employee with Native Teams.
Legal requirements for hiring in Slovenia
Slovenia’s current monthly minimum salary is EUR 1,203.36.
Contributions & taxes
The total cost of employment is 16.10%.
Slovenia’s general corporate tax rate is 19%.
Total employee cost is 22.10%.
In Slovenia, income tax is levied on a graduated scale of 16%, 27%, 35%, 39%, and 50%.
To calculate the salary and taxes in Slovenia please click here.
In Slovenia, paychecks are issued once a month, on the last business day of the month.
Is there a 13th salary in Slovenia?
Slovenia does not require 13th-month payments. Nonetheless, many workers receive their 13th month’s wage in December as a Christmas bonus.
Employment contracts in Slovenia provide probationary periods for new hires. A maximum of 6 months is allowed for the probationary period.
According to the employee’s seniority in Slovenia, the notice period is as follows:
- 15 days’ notice: up to 1 year of service;
- 30 days’ notice: 1 to 2 years of service;
- 30 days plus 2 days for every year in service: More than 2 years.
The normal notice time is 15 days, although it is just 7 days if the worker has not completed their probationary period. Termination for cause does not require a notice period. The employer must issue the termination notice no later than 30 days after the occurrence that prompted the termination.
Based on the employee’s length of service, they may be eligible for severance pay:
- For every year of service between 1 and 10 years, employees receive 1/5 of their average wage for the previous 3 months;
- More than 10 years of service, for each year, you will be paid 1/4 of your 3-month average salary;
- Over 20 years, the severance pay is 1/3.
The typical work week in Slovenia is 40 hours long, 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday.
Leave and benefits
Slovenia has 15 national holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- New Year Holiday
- Prešeren Day
- Easter Sunday
- Easter Monday
- Resistance Day
- May Day
- May Day Holiday
- Whit Sunday
- National Day
- Assumption Day
- Reformation Day
- All Saints’ Day
- Christmas Day
- Independence and Unity Day
Slovenian law mandates that companies pay an employee’s sick leave benefits for up to 30 days of absence; the amount is stipulated in the employment contract or collective agreement. Social Security must pay benefits for sick leave that lasts more than 30 days until the employee is cleared to return to work or their employment is terminated.
Maternity leave & paternity leave
Mothers in Slovenia are entitled to 105 days of paid leave, with the first day of leave falling 28 days before the expected date of birth. Paid maternity leave is available to those who have worked for their company for at least 3 years before taking leave and have paid at least 1 year’s worth of premiums to Parent Protection Insurance.
Paid paternity leave for the father or partner is 30 days, of which the first 15 days must be used within the first six months after the child’s birth. The remaining time off can be used whenever the youngster finishes the first grade.
In Slovenia, workers can take up to seven paid days off for personal reasons. This time off is used for weddings, births, and bereavements.
What are the minimum vacation days?
Each employee, regardless of whether they work full or part-time, is guaranteed at least four weeks of paid vacation per calendar year.
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 Slovenia?
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.