Hire employees in

Estonia

. Hassle-free.

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in

Estonia

. 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

Estonia


without setting up an entity

Usually, to hire in

Estonia

, your business needs to set up an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary and an account with a local bank. This, plus navigating regional payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.

Estonia

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

Estonia

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

We partner with local lawyers to ensure you’re compliant

With labor law experts in 150 countries, you can pick from a library of localized contracts to legally onboard your international team in minutes.

Give your team a great local experience

Deel allows you to legally hire and provide benefits for employees in

Estonia

within minutes.
All in one manageable online dashboard.

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Quick Overview

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Capital: Tallinn

Official language: Estonian

Payroll Cycle: Monthly

Statutory Holidays

Paid Time Off

In Estonia, employees are entitled to 28 days of paid holiday a year.

Public Holidays

  • New Year’s day
  • Independence Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Spring Day
  • Pentecost or Whit-Sunday
  • Victory Day
  • Midsummer Day
  • Restoration Independence Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

General Taxation

Individual Income Tax

The Individual tax rate in Estonia is 20% flat

Employer Tax

33.8% of employee salary

Additional information

Employment Contract Details

Employment contracts must be in writing.

Probation Period

The maximum probation period is 4 months.

Minimum Wage Requirements

The Minimum Wage is EUR 548 per month.

Maximum working hours and overtime

Normal working hours over a seven-day period must not exceed 48 hours.

Bonus and expense payments

It is common practice to award bonuses to employees in certain industries. Terms and conditions are determined by the parties

Parental Leave

Parental leave is pad by the government and is granted until the child turns 3 years old. Both maternity and parental leave are paid for a period of 575 days.

  • Maternity Leave: employees are entitled to 140 days of maternity leave, which can begin at least 70 days before childbirth.
  • Paternity Leave: employees are entitled to 30 days. This may be splitted between childbirth and until the child turns 3 years old.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to 182 days' paid sick leave (with a maximum of 250 days per year). The gross wage reaches 70% of their last years' average wage. The employer pays the wage from the 4th to 8th day of sickness and the government pays the wage starting the 9th day.

Termination requirements for employees in

Estonia

Employees are entitled to 1 month's average wages due to lay-off dismissal. An employee also has the right to receive an insurance benefit under the Unemployment Insurance Act.

Notice Period

In Estonia, the notice period is based on the length of the labor relationship:

  • Up to 1 year of employment - 2 weeks’ notice
  • 1 - 5 years of employment - 1 month’s notice
  • 5 - 10 years of employment - 2 months’ notice
  • 10+ years of employment - 3 months’ notice

Employees who wish to terminate the employment contract must give the employer a minimum of 1 month’s notice.

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