Remote’s guide to employing in

Slovenia
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  • Capital City

    Ljubljana

  • Currency

    Euro (€, EUR)

  • Languages

    Italian, Hungarian and Slovenian

  • Population size

    21,11,461

Services available in this country:
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The stunning Slovenian countryside

Facts & Stats

  • Capital City

    Ljubljana

  • Currency

    Euro (€, EUR)

  • Languages

    Italian, Hungarian and Slovenian

  • Population size

    21,11,461

  • 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 employ workers in Slovenia? Companies hiring in Slovenia must either own a legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solutions provider, usually one that provides employer of record services.

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.

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 labour 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 Romania 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.

Competitive benefits package in Slovenia

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practising “fair equity”, which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

We are still busy building our own entity in Slovenia, but our benefits packages for all countries are tailored to fulfil the local needs of your 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 holiday, 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

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Starting at $599/month

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  • 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, localised benefits

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors

$29

per contractor/month

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Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localised contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility

Global Payroll

Consolidate your multi-country payroll

$50

per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralising 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 labour authority reporting handled for you

HRIS

Manage all of your employees in one place

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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