Remote’s guide to employing in

Slovenia
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  • Capital City

    Ljubljana

  • Currency

    Euro (€, EUR)

  • Languages

    Slovenian, Italian, and Hungarian

  • Population size

    2,111,461

Services available in this country:
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The stunning Slovenian countryside

Facts & Stats

Slovenia
  • Capital City

    Ljubljana

  • Currency

    Euro (€, EUR)

  • Languages

    Slovenian, Italian, and Hungarian

  • Population size

    2,111,461

  • Ease of doing business

    Very easy

  • Cost of living index

    59.38 (2021)

  • Payroll frequency

    Monthly

  • VAT - standard rate

    22%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    3.2% (2019)

Sandwiched between Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia, Slovenia (Slovene: Republika Slovenija) is an Eastern European beauty, littered with stunning mountains and lakes. Slovenia is a captivating blend of old and new. The nation is famous for its medieval charm, breathtaking vineyards, and kremšnita — deliciously addictive cream cakes!

Slovenia has solidified its status as a must-see European destination, but Ljubijana, the nation’s cosmopolitan capital, is fast-becoming a hotspot for digital nomads and remote workers. The city is buzzing with co-working spaces, single origin coffee shops, and a growing group of ambitious startups.

Grow your team in Slovenia with Remote

Looking to hire employees in Slovenia? Companies hiring in Slovenia must either own a local legal entity or work with a global employment platform like Remote that can legally provide employment services in the country.

Remote can employ team members in Slovenia and keep you compliant at all times. Remote can hire, onboard, and pay your team in Slovenia so you don't have to set up local HR services in the region. Remote also makes it easy to pay contractors in Slovenia. Sign up now to get started or talk to an expert for more details.

Risks of misclassification

Slovenia, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Slovenia may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

A city street with buildings and trees in the background.

Employing in Slovenia

Employment relationships in Slovenia are regulated by statutes spelled out across the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia and the Employment Relationships Act (ERA-1), as well as the EU and the ILO’s labor resolutions which Slovenia is a signatory to.

Employees in Slovenia enjoy protections against discrimination based on age, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, and race.

Common questions that could come up during the hiring process include the minimum wage, overtime rates, and guaranteed paid time off. Remote can help you offer a complete, competitive, and compliant benefits package to your employees in Slovenia.

Minimum Wage

The Slovenian minimum wage is fixed at €1024.24 ($1198.04) per month.

Onboarding Time

We can help you get a new employee started in Slovenia fast. The minimum onboarding time we need is only 15 working days.

Our team ensures your employees are onboarded and paid as quickly as possible while keeping your business compliant with all local employment legislation. The minimum onboarding time begins after the employee submits all required information onto the Remote platform. The onboarding timeline is also dependent upon registration with local authorities.

For all non-nationals of the country of employment, the Right to Work assessment (if applicable) will add three extra days to the total time to onboard. There may be extra time required if we need to follow-up on the right to work assessment.

Please note, payroll cut-off dates can impact the actual first day of employment. Remote has a payroll cut-off date of the 10th of the month unless otherwise specified.

15 Public holidays

Jan
Monday, January 1, 20241New Year's Day (Novoletni dan)
Tuesday, January 2, 20242Second Day of the New Year (Drugi dan novega leta)
Feb
Thursday, February 8, 20243Prešeren Day (Prešernov dan)
Mar
Sunday, March 31, 20244Easter (Velika noč)
Apr
Monday, April 1, 20245Easter Monday (Velikonočni ponedeljek)
Saturday, April 27, 20246Day of Uprising Against the Occupation (Dan vstaje proti okupaciji)
May
Wednesday, May 1, 20247Labor Day (Dan dela)
Thursday, May 2, 20248Second Day of the Labor Day Holiday (Drugi dan prazničnega dela)
Sunday, May 19, 20249Whit Sunday (binkoštna nedelja)
Jun
Tuesday, June 25, 202410Statehood Day (Dan državnosti)
Aug
Thursday, August 15, 202411Assumption of Mary (Marijino vnebovzetje)
Oct
Thursday, October 31, 202412Reformation Day (Dan reformacije)
Nov
Friday, November 1, 202413Day of Remembrance for the Dead (Dan spomina na mrtve)
Dec
Wednesday, December 25, 202414Christmas Day (božični dan)
Thursday, December 26, 202415Independence and Unity Day (Dan neodvisnosti in enotnosti)

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Competitive benefits package in Slovenia

At Remote, we’re passionate about helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in developing globally competitive benefits programs. This means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive, and your company has the localized expertise to needed attract and keep the best global talent.

Our benefits packages in Slovenia are tailored to fulfill the local needs of employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Taxes in Slovenia

Learn how employment taxes and statutory fees affect your payroll and your employees’ paychecks in Slovenia.

8.85%Pension
6.56%Health Insurance
0.06%Unemployment
0.53%Work Injury
0.10%Maternity

Types of leave

Employees are entitled to at least four weeks of paid vacation, or proportional holiday entitlement if the worker is engaged with the employer for less than an entire year.

Employment termination

Termination process

Employee contracts can be terminated for either regular or extraordinary reasons: regular dismissal typically covers redundancy or misconduct. On the other hand, extraordinary dismissals cover situations where an employee makes a deliberate effort to sabotage the employer’s operations.

Employees must be informed of the reason behind their termination and must be provided the opportunity to defend or explain their actions.

Notice period

Employees who’re dismissed for regular reasons, i.e., redundancy or incompetence, are entitled to at least 15 days of notice before being let go from a job.

  • Up to a year of employment: 15 days’ notice

  • 1 – 2 years of employment: 30 days’ notice

  • 2+ years of employment: 30 days, plus two days for every extra year worked

Employees who’re let go for demonstrable faults are entitled to just 15 days of notice before they’re let go.

Severance pay

Without the appropriate termination notice, employees are entitled to receive a severance package equivalent to one month’s salary multiplied by the number of years the worker has stayed with the employer, up to 25 years.

Probation periods

Probation periods can last up to six months and employees must be informed at least seven days before they’re let go for unsatisfactory performance under probation.

Fair Pricing in Slovenia

Employer of Record

Hire and pay your global team

Starting at $599/month

for annual plans

Top features

  • Satisfaction guaranteed

  • No deposits or hidden fees

  • Zero onboarding or offboarding fees

  • Compliant equity incentives support including withholding and reporting

  • Built-in security and compliance

  • Fast onboarding (average 2-3 days)

  • Flexible, localized benefits

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors

$29

per contractor/month

Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localized contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility

Payroll

Consolidate your multi-country payroll

$50

per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralizing payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labor authority reporting handled for you

HR Management

Manage all of your employees in one place

Free

Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app