Employment contract details
Employee agreements must be signed at least the day before the start date. The contract should include personal information of the employee and employer, length of the agreement, probation and notice period among others.
Maximum probation period in Latvia is 3 months.
Termination of probation period
At the end of the probationary period, the Employee will be informed in writing if he/she has successfully completed the Employee’s probationary period.
Minimum Wage Requirements
Minimum Wage in Latvia is 500 EUR monthly gross.
Maximum working hours
Standard working hours are 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week from Monday to Friday.
For both leaves, the State Social Insurance Agency will be responsible for the payment.
- Maternity benefit: expectant or adoptive employees in Latvia are granted with 56 calendar days before childbirth and 56 calendar days after. A total of 112 calendar days of leave. For medical reasons parental leave may be granted a 14-day-long additional parental leave. If two or more children were born 14 calendar days will be added and the employee will be granted with 126 calendar days of leave.
- Paternity leave: employees are entitled to 10 calendar days of leave after the child is born. This leave also applies for adopted children up to 18 years old. Employees can choose a period to take paternity leave until the child is 1 and a half years old.
For the first day, the employee won’t get paid. However, from the 2nd day up to the 10th day the employer must pay the leave as 75% for 2nd and 3rd day, and 80% for the 4th until the 10th day of the average earnings. From the 11th day, the State Social Insurance Agency will be responsible for the payment.