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

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Employee - Spain

Hire employees in Spain No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in Spain,  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. 

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

All the necessary benefits for Spain built right in

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

  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Salary Guarantee Fund
  • Professional Training


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    Quick Overview

    Currency: Euro (EUR)

    Capital: Madrid

    Official language: Spanish

    Payroll Cycle: Monthly

    Statutory Holidays

    Paid Time Off

    In Spain, employees with a 36 hour workweek are entitled to 22 business days of paid holiday a year after one year’s continuous employment, otherwise, they are entitled to 23 business days. Holiday entitlement cannot be replaced by payment in lieu.

    Public Holidays

    • New Year’s Day
    • Epiphany
    • Maundy Thursday
    • Good Friday
    • Labour Day Holiday
    • Assumption of Mary
    • Fiesta Nacional de España
    • All Saints' Day
    • Constitution Day
    • Immaculate Conception
    • Christmas Day

    Additional regional holidays may also apply.

    General Taxation

    Individual Income Tax

    The individual income tax depends on many variables, such as marital status, level of income, etc. The average ranges from 19% to 47%

    Employer Cost

    Approximately, 32.6% of employee salary

    Additional information

    Employment Contract Details

    Contracts registered with the local authorities must be in Spanish. However, bilingual wording is permitted. Contracts must be in writing if lasting more than 4 weeks.

    Probation Period

    Depending on the job category, the maximum probation period is 6 months. Specifically, temporary contracts will have a trial period of 15 days and for the rest of the contracts, the trial period will range from 3 to 6 months.

    Minimum Wage Requirements

    The Minimum Wage is EUR 1,108.30 per month. It might vary depending on the job category.

    Maximum working hours and overtime

    The maximum working time is 40 hours per week (1,800 hours per year). On agreement, flexible working schedules can be arranged, but with a limit of 9 ordinary hours of work per day.

    Bonus and expense payments

    Employers must pay employees two extraordinary bonuses each year (13th & 14th salary). As a rule, one bonus must be paid at Christmas and the other in a month stipulated by an applicable collective agreement or an agreement between the employer and employee representatives. However, it is possible - upon agreement with the employee - to divide the bonuses on monthly installments to be paid along with the salary for simplicity.

    Parental Leave

    • Maternity leave: 16 weeks. The employee must take 6 of these weeks immediately after the birth. The remaining 10 weeks can be organized by the parent under discretion until the child is 12 months old. The expectant employee can anticipate the suspension up to 4 weeks before the expected date of birth.
    • Partner leave: 16 weeks. The partner must take 4 of these weeks immediately after the birth. The remaining 8 weeks can be organized by the progenitor under their discretion until the child is twelve months old.

    Sick Leave

    A minimum previous contribution period of 180 days’ worth of social security contributions in the previous 5 years has to be fulfilled for the Spanish Social Security covers part of the worker’s salary, except where the incapacity is due to an occupational illness or accident at work. Any sick leave compensation depends on the length of the absence, however, it cannot exceed one year.

    Termination requirements for employees in

    For unfair dismissal and dismissal on objective grounds notice periods are 15 days with the addition of a severance payment. Employees can appeal to court if they considered the dismissal unjustified.

    Severance pay is dependent on the reason for the termination, in cases of termination due to economic or agreed performance issues employees should receive 20 days’ salary per year of service with the employer.

    Notice Period

    The standard notice period is 15 days from when the employee is notified. Longer notice periods may be agreed within the employment agreement or by collective agreement.

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