Hire employees in

Albania, hassle-free

Hire employees in Albania, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Albania. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

The average onboarding time frame in Albania is 5 days with Deel.

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Currency

Albanian lek (ALL)

Capital

Tirana

Official Language

Albanian

Payroll Cycle

Monthly

Hire employees in Albania. No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in Albania, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

Albania also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Albania quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

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Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Albania within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

  • Health Insurance
  • Private Healthcare - Unisure (optional)

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Minimum Wage Requirements

30,000 ALL (Monthly)

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax ranges from 0% to 23%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates.

Gross Annual Income (in ALL) Tax Rate (%)
0 - 30,000 0
30,000 - 150,000 13
Above 150,000 23

Employer Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 16.7% of the employee salary.

  • Social security - 15.0%
  • Health Insurance Contribution - 1.7%

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard workweek is from Monday to Friday. 

Overtime payment is mandatory. Hours outside of standard work hours are considered overtime. Employees can work a maximum of 48 hours of overtime per week. Employees can work a maximum of 200 hours overtime per year.

For additional hours, employees are compensated with leave or salary at 125% of the regular salary. Overtime performed during the weekend or on public holidays is compensated at 150% of the regular salary.

Maternity Leave

Pregnant employees, who have contributed to social security for 12 months, are entitled to 365 calendar days (1 year) of paid leave. A minimum of 35 days must be taken before the child's birth. A minimum of 63 days must be taken after the child's birth.

The employee will receive 80% of the daily average salary for the prenatal period and for 150 days after birth. For the remaining part of the leave, the employee will receive 50% of the daily average salary of the last calendar year. The Social Security Institution will be responsible for this pay.

The employee cannot extend leave.

Parental Leave

The father or cohabitant has the right to 3 days of leave after the birth of the child. These 3 days are paid by the employer.

Employees, who contributed to social security for the past 12 months and whose partner has not exercised the right to maternity leave, are entitled to 330 days of paid paternity leave. The employee will receive salary after the 63rd day of the birth of the child (the first 63 days after the birth the mother is not allowed to work and the leave is considered as granted to the mother). The salary received will be 80% of the daily average salary up to the 150th calendar day after birth.

The employee will receive 50% of the daily average salary for the following period. The Social Security Institution will be responsible for this pay.

Employees cannot extend leave.

Sick Leave

There is no maximum paid sick leave in Albania. This leave is paid at different rates and by different payers depending upon length:

Period Pay Payer Condition
0 - 14 days 80% of salary Employer All
Over 14 days 70% of salary Health Insurance Institution If employee has less than 10 years of insurance contributions
Over 14 days 80% of salary Health Insurance Institution If employee has over 10 years of insurance contributions

Termination Requirements

Terminations in Albania can be complex. There is no at-will termination in Albania for employers outside the probation period and termination must be done for just cause.

Compliant terminations include:

  • Voluntarily by the employee
  • By mutual agreement
  • Unilaterally by the employer based on:
    • probation period
    • objective grounds
    • disciplinary dismissal

Notice Period

The minimum notice period is 2 weeks and will be increased according to the length of the employment.

  • 6 months of employment - 2 weeks notice
  • Between 6 months to 2 years of employment - 1 month notice
  • Between 2 to 5 years of employment - 2 months notice
  • Longer than 5 years of employment - 3 months notice

Severance for Employees

In Albania, all employees receive seniority remuneration if the contract has been terminated by the employer and the employment relationship has lasted a minimum of 3 years. Severance pay for seniority is a minimum of 15 days salary for each year of work. It is calculated on the basis of the salary that exists at the end of the employment relationship.

The employer who has terminated the contract without reasonable cause is obliged to give the employee compensation of up to 1 year of salary, which is in addition to the salary that the employee will receive during the notice period.

Paid Time Off

Both full-time and part-time employees are entitled to 20 days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO accrues monthly at 1.67 days per month. Employees are eligible for annual leave from the start of employment.

Public Holidays

Albania celebrates around 13 national holidays. National public holidays include:

  1. New Year’s Day
  2. Summer Day
  3. Nowruz
  4. Catholic Easter
  5. Orthodox Easter
  6. May Day
  7. Eid al-Fitr
  8. Mother Teresa Day
  9. Eid al-Adha
  10. Independence Day
  11. Liberation Day
  12. National Youth Day
  13. Christmas Day

Onboarding

Onboarding takes 5 business days. A medical certificate is required before the start date.

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in Albanian and can be in more than one language. An officially translated and notarized copy is required if the original contract is not in Albanian. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.

A contract must include:

  • Identity of the parties
  • Place of work
  • Job description
  • Date of commencement of work
  • Duration of contract
  • Duration of paid leave
  • The notice period for the termination of the contract
  • Salary and the date of its payment
  • Normal weekly working time
  • Probation period

Probation Period

Probation periods are not mandatory. There is no minimum probation period. The maximum probation period is 90 days (3 months).
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