Hire employees in

Cyprus, hassle-free

Hire employees in Cyprus, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Cyprus. 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 Cyprus is 3 days with Deel.

Download the Guide

Currency

EUR

Capital

Nicosia

Official Language

Greek

Payroll Cycle

Monthly

Hire employees in Cyprus. No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in Cyprus, 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.

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

All the necessary benefits for Cyprus
built right in

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

  • Public Health Insurance
  • Redundancy Fund

Our quickstart guide to hiring in Cyprus

Navigate the tabs below to learn everything you need to know about hiring an employee in Cyprus

Minimum Wage Requirements

The minimum wage is EUR 924 per month. However, during the first six months of employment, it can be EUR 870.

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax ranges from 0% to 35%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates. Multiple additional factors may impact overall rates such as the household status and the number of children.

Gross Annual Income Tax Rate (%)
Up to EUR 19,500 0%
Up to EUR 28,000 20%
Up to EUR 36,300 25%
Up to EUR 60,000 30%
Over EUR 60,000 35%

Employer Cost

The employer cost is generally estimated at 14.90% of the employee salary.

  • Social Security - 8.30%
  • Social Cohesion fund - 2%
  • Human resources - 0.5%
  • Redundancy fund - 1.2%
  • General Health care system - 2.9%

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

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

Employees working in the retail and sales industries can have a standard 8 hours per day, 48 hours per week from Monday to Saturday.

Maternity Leave

Pregnant employees who have worked for 180 consecutive days for the same employer are entitled to 18 weeks of paid leave. Two weeks must be taken before the child's birth. The employee will receive 72% of their salary during this period, and Social Security will be responsible for this pay.

The employee can extend leave at the employer’s sole discretion and with no payment.

Paternity Leave

Employees who have worked for 180 consecutive days for the same employer are entitled to 14 days of paid paternity leave. Leave must be taken within the first 16 weeks after the birth of the child. The employee will receive 72% of their salary during this period, and Social Security will be responsible for this pay.

The employee can extend leave at the employer’s sole discretion and without payment.

Parental Leave

Employees are entitled to 8 months of parental leave. Both parents can decide how to distribute the time off, which should be taken after paternity and maternity leave. Either parent can take parental leave. This leave will be unpaid.

Parental leave can't be extended.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for up to 156 days. This leave is paid at different rates and by different payers depending upon length:

Period Pay Payer
0 - 3 days 100% of base salary Employer
4 - 156 days 60% of base salary Social Security

Termination Requirements

Terminations in Cyprus can be complex. There is no at-will termination in Cyprus for employers, 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
    • Serious offense by the employee
    • Disciplinary dismissal
  • By the expiration of the contract

If the employee is to be fired, the employer must do so within a specified period after the cause of dismissal has taken place. Otherwise, dismissal can be considered unlawful. The timeframe for notice must be reviewed as a case by case by the legal counsel.

Notice Period

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

  • One week if the length of service is up to 51 weeks
  • Two weeks if the length of service is up to 103 weeks
  • Four weeks if the length of service is up to 155 weeks
  • Five weeks if the length of service is up to 207 weeks
  • Six weeks if the length of service is up to 311 weeks
  • Seven weeks if the length of service is over to 312 weeks

Severance for Employees

In Cyprus, all employees who are unlawfully terminated or terminated due to the employer's behavior are entitled to severance pay. Severance pay depends on the length of the service:

  • Up to 4 years of service - 2 weeks pay
  • Between 5 and 10 years of service - 2.5 weeks pay
  • Between 11 and 15 years of service - 3 weeks pay
  • Between 16 and 20 years of service - 3.5 weeks pay
  • Over 20 years of service - 4 weeks pay.

An employee is not entitled to compensation for termination of employment if he has attained the pensionable age before the date of his employment termination.

Paid Time Off

Full-time employees are entitled to 20 working days of paid time off (PTO) a year. Employees working six days a week, are entitled to 24 working days of paid time PTO per year. PTO accrues monthly at 1.67 days per month and the employee must take leave in the current calendar year accrued.

Public Holidays

Cyprus celebrates 16 national holidays.

National public holidays include:

  • New Year's Day
  • Epiphany Day
  • Greek Monday
  • Greek Independence Day
  • National Day
  • Orthodox Good Friday
  • Orthodox Good Sunday
  • Orthodox Good Monday
  • Labor Day
  • Orthodox Pentecost Monday
  • Assumption Day
  • Cyprus Independence Day
  • Ochi Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Onboarding

Onboarding takes 3 business days.

Employment Contract Details

Contracts can be in English, Greek, or both languages. They must be in writing and signed by both parties. A contract must include:

  • Name
  • Start date
  • Length of the employment
  • Job description
  • Termination conditions

Probation Period

Probation periods are not mandatory. The maximum probation period is 180 days (six months) and can be extended up to 2 years.
btn_download

Download the complete guide to hiring in Cyprus

Simply fill out your details below to gain access to our complete guide to hiring in Cyprus.

Hiring in Cyprus, hassle-free

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

Group (8)

599 USD

Management fee

Group (9)

14.90%

Estimate Employer Cost

*of employee salary

Want to learn the cost of hiring an employee in Cyprus?

View our Employee Cost Calculator

We have a 4.9 out of 5 rating on Trustpilot

We're trusted by over 6,000 businesses all over the world. Read our reviews on Trustpilot.com.

5 Stars

Deel is the best!!

“Deel is an amazing platform! It's super intuitive and user friendly, plus it runs suuuuper smoothly!! It has great options for paying and withdrawing money, plus it helps you keep super organized with your spending. They also have great support and are super friendly with all the questions you might have :D I would definitely recommend it!!”

Manuela Echeverry
Nov 20, 2020
5 Stars

A contracting life-changer!

"This has by far the singular tool that made my contracting work amazing. It used to be that contract management and payouts was a nightmare — Deel makes everything so easy especially with its Transferwise integration. Everyone gets paid on time and kept happy. I also contacted their support a couple of times for some small questions and they’ve been nothing short of amazing. If you’re a contractor or someone who hires contractors then definitely give Deel a go."

Kix Panganiban
Dec 3, 2020
5 Stars

Great service offering!!

"The Deel platform has been super effective for my team and I and has enabled us to bring on workers globally. The platform allows us to onboard individuals seamlessly and with no issues at all. Highly recommend."

Michael US
Oct 28, 2020
5 Stars

Terrific service

"Great service, amazing customer care, terrific platform, both for the company and for the contractors/employees. Saving everyone's time and money"

Nunzio Martinello
Dec 15, 2020
5 Stars

Deel is a game-changer for distributed teams

"Deel has been instrumental in helping us both open and operate our EU operations. It's super simple to set up and implement and the support team has been world-class. I can't recommend them enough!"

Jeremie Habib
Nov 16, 2020
5 Stars

Great app with great customer service

"Great app with great customer service, with great attention to details and legal requirements. Looking forward to keep using it!"

Felipe Marote
Jan 29, 2021

Deel makes growing remote and international teams effortless. Ready to get started?

+

Countries

+

Customers

+

Legal experts

+

Currencies