Hire employees in

Slovenia, hassle-free

Hire employees in Slovenia, hassle-free

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

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Currency

Euro EUR

Capital

Ljubljana

Official Language

Slovenian

Payroll Cycle

Monthly

Hire employees in Slovenia. No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in Slovenia, 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.

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

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

  • Holiday Allowance
  • Meal Allowance
  • Pension Insurance
  • Public Health Insurance
  • Work From Home Allowance
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Private Healthcare - Unisure (optional)

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Minimum Wage Requirements

The monthly minimum wage is EUR 1024,24, and it's updated once a year by the Ministry of Labor.

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax ranges from 16% to 50%. 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 8,500 16%
Up to EUR 25,000 26%
Up to EUR 50,000 33%
Up to EUR 72,000 39%
Over EUR 72,000 50%

Employer Cost

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

Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

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

Overtime payment is not mandatory. Hours outside of standard work hours can be considered overtime. Overtime wages should be agreed between the parties.

Maternity Leave

Employees are entitled to 90 days of maternity leave in addition to 130 days of parental leave. Leave should start 28 days before the birth date and can be extended according to how the parental leave is distributed with the partner. During this period, the Government will be responsible for paying the base salary.

Paternity Leave

Employees are 30 days of paternity leave. During this period, the government will pay the salary, and the amount will be calculated with the average monthly wage of the past 12 months. Leave should start after the birth of the child.

Parental Leave

Employees are entitled to 130 days of parental leave each. This leave is extended in the event of the birth of twins or more children at the same time, a prematurely born child, or a child who needs additional care.

The amount of parental benefit is equal to 100% of the basic salary and may not be more than 2.5 times the amount of the average monthly wage.

Sick Leave

There is no limitation to sick leave only if the employee presents a medical certificate. If the illness or injury is work-related, the first 30 days are borne by the employer. After that, it is covered by social security.

The amount of coverage and responsibility of payment will depend on the cause of leave. For example, sick leave for the child and injury at work will be paid by the Health Insurance.

Termination Requirements

Terminations can be done by mutual agreement, by the employer or employee. Contracts can only be concluded in writing and no other type of communication will be accepted.

The most common types of dismissal:

  • Regular dismissal: in case of redundancy, incompetence, or misconduct. The employee is entitled to severance pay. For those who served between one year and 10 years, the employee receives 1/5 of the average salary from the previous three months for every year served. For those who served more than 10 years, severance is ¼; over 20 years gets 1/3.
  • Extraordinary: when an employee commits a crime, fails to show up for work, presents false data, declines a transfer, and other serious breaches. The termination must be delivered in writing and express the reason for the termination and must be delivered in person.

Notice Period

The notice period will depend on what's agreed on in the employment contract. The maximum notice period is 60 days, and in case less notice is required by one of the parties it will have to comply with the law:

  • Up to one year of employment 15 days
  • After one year of employment 30 days.

Severance for Employees

The amount of severance pay is regulated by the Companies Act. And the payment will depend on the type of termination. Therefore early terminations, due to specific reasons, will be entitled to severance.

In case of severance will apply, the amounts will depend on each case, including the length of the employment. The following wages can be considered as a guide:

  • If the employee has been employed for up to 10 years, severance will be half the average monthly gross salary for the past three months for each year of work.
  • If the employee has been employed for up to 20 years, severance will be 1/4 the average monthly gross salary for the past three months for each year of work.
  • If the employee has been employed over 20 years, severance will be 1/3 the average monthly gross salary for the past three months for each year of work.

Paid Time Off

Both full-time and part-time employees are entitled to 20 working days of paid time off (PTO) a year. PTO accrues monthly at 1.66 days per month. Employees are eligible for annual leave after X months of work. During the first year of employment, an employee is not allowed to take more than XX days.

Public Holidays

Slovenia celebrates both 15 national holidays.

National public holidays include:

  • New Year's Day
  • Prešeren Day, the Slovenian Cultural Holiday
  • Day of Uprising Against the Occupation
  • Labour Day
  • Statehood Day
  • Day of Remembrance for the Dead
  • Independence and Unity Day
  • Feast of the Assumption

Onboarding

3 business days after MSA signature & deposit payment

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in Slovenian and can be bilingual. The agreement should include information such as category, salary, working hours, trial period, termination date or undefined, confidentiality, among others.

Probation Period

Probation periods are not mandatory. The minimum probation period is 30 days and the maximum probation period is 180 days (6 months).
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