Hire employees in Croatia, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in

Croatia

. 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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Hire employees in Croatia No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in

Croatia

,  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. 

Croatia

also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in

Croatia

quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

Local lawyers ensure you stay compliant

We partner with labor law experts in 150 countries. Easily pick from a library of localized contracts to legally onboard your international team in minutes.

All the necessary benefits for Croatia built right in

Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in

Croatia

within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

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Quick Overview

Currency: Croatian Kuna (HRK)

Capital: Zagreb

Official language: Croatian

Payroll Cycle: Monthly

Statutory Holidays

Paid Time Off

In Croatia, employees are entitled to 4 weeks of paid time off after a year of employment. If the employee worked less than a year, paid time off will depend on the amount of months worked.

Public Holidays

There are 14 public holidays. Although, additional days may apply according to collective agreements.

  • New Year’s day
  • Epiphany
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday
  • Labor day
  • Statehood day
  • Corpus Christi
  • Anti-Fascist Struggle day
  • Victory day
  • Assumption day
  • All Saints day
  • Remembrance day
  • Christmas day
  • St. Stephen's day

General Taxation

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax depends on employee's annual gross salary:

  • For incomes up to HRK 360,000 - 20%
  • For incomes over HRK 360,000 - 30%

Employer Cost

The employer cost range is 16.5% of the employee's gross salary.

Additional information

Employment Contract Details

Employment contracts must be in Croatian language. Bilingual contracts are allowed.

Minimum Wage Requirements

Minimum wage requirement for full time employees in 2021 amounts to HRK 4,250.

Maximum working hours and overtime

The standard working hours in Croatia is 8 hours per day in a 5 day working week from Monday to Friday.

Parental leave

It can be divided into two periods per year, each period with a minimum of 30 days. Both maternal and paternal leave is paid by the state.

  • Maternity Leave: employee is entitled at the 28th week of pregnancy, or at the earliest 45 days before the expected date of birth. It lasts until the 6th month of the child's life. Maternity leave is paid in 100% of the salary of the last 6 months of the employee.
  • Paternity Leave: employee is entitled after the child reaches the age of 6 months, and they may use it until the child turns 8 years. Parental leave is given for a period of 4 months (3 years if you have more than 3 children). If an employee takes a parental leave they need to notify the employer and then submit an application to the state. They will get about 5 000 KN a month.

Sick Leave

Full time employees are entitled to 42 days of sick leave paid by the employer. Up to 70% of the salary will depend on what is agreed on in the employment agreement. From the 43th day, the sick day will be paid by the Croatian Health Insurance Fund.

Termination requirements for employees in

Either the employer or employee may terminate the employment contract, presenting a justified reason in writing.

Notice Period

Is based on the length of the labor relationship

  • Up to 1 year of employment - 2 weeks
  • Up to 2 years of employment - 6 weeks
  • Up to 5 years of employment - 8 weeks
  • Up to 10 years of employment - 10 weeks
  • More than 10 years of employment - 12 weeks

Probation Period

Maximum 6 months.

Note: In Croatia, we work with a top-tier EOR partner to ensure you have the best employee hiring and onboarding experience. They’re well equipped to handle all things employment for Croatia.

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