Remote’s guide to employing in

Slovakia
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  • Capital City

    Bratislava

  • Currency

    Euro (€, EUR)

  • Languages

    Slovak

  • Population size

    5,464,060

Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor ManagementGlobal Payroll

Facts & Stats

Slovakia Map Illustration
  • Capital City

    Bratislava

  • Currency

    Euro (€, EUR)

  • Languages

    Slovak

  • Population size

    5,464,060

  • Ease of doing business

    Very easy

  • Cost of living index

    $$ (70 of 139 nations)

  • Payroll frequency

    Monthly

  • VAT - standard rate

    20%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    2.3 (2019)

The Slovak Republic (Slovenskà Republika) is a Central parliamentary democracy, famous for its breathtaking mountainous terrain and ancient towns with rich history.

Slovakia combines a free market economy with a strong social security system into one of the most equitable countries in Europe. Quality of life in Slovakia is strong thanks to universal healthcare, free education, and generous work-life benefits for its workforce of 2.8 million.

Grow your team in Slovakia with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Slovakia? Companies hiring in Slovakia 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 your team in Slovakia on your behalf through our local legal entity in the country and handle payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance for your Slovakia team. You can also pay contractors now in Slovakia with Remote.

Risks of misclassification

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

Employing in Slovakia

The Slovak Labour Code of 2001 is the principal statute guiding employment relations, including workers’ rights and entitlements across Slovakia’s eight regions.

Employees in Slovakia 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 Slovakia.

Minimum Wage

Factoring in pay for the 13th month, which is often prorated over the year, the Slovakian minimum wage is evens out to 623 Euros per month.

Payroll Cycle

For customers of Remote, all employee payments will be made in equal monthly instalments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

Onboarding Time

We can help you get a new employee started in Slovakia fast. The minimum onboarding time we need is only 4 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, 1 January 20241Day of Establishment of the Slovak Republic (Deň založenia Slovenskej republiky)
Saturday, 6 January 20242Epiphany (Epiphany)
Mar
Friday, 29 March 20243Good Friday (Dobrý piatok)
Apr
Monday, 1 April 20244Easter Monday (Veľkonočný pondelok)
May
Wednesday, 1 May 20245Labour Day (Deň práce)
Wednesday, 8 May 20246Victory Day over Fascism (Deň víťazstva nad fašizmom)
Jul
Friday, 5 July 20247Feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius (Sviatok sv. Cyrila a Metoda)
Aug
Thursday, 29 August 20248SNP Anniversary (Výročie SNP)
Sept
Sunday, 1 September 20249Slovak Constitution Day (Deň slovenskej ústavy)
Sunday, 15 September 202410Our Lady of Sorrows (Panna Mária Smútku)
Nov
Friday, 1 November 202411All Saints' Day (Všetkých svätých)
Sunday, 17 November 202412Freedom and Democracy Day (Deň slobody a demokracie)
Dec
Tuesday, 24 December 202413Christmas Eve (Štedrý večer)
Wednesday, 25 December 202414Christmas Day (Štedrý deň)
Thursday, 26 December 202415Boxing Day (Deň boxu)

Competitive benefits package in Slovakia

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).

Our benefits packages in Slovakia 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 Slovakia

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

  • 10%

    Health insurance

  • 1.4%

    Sickness insurance

  • 14%

    Pension contribution

  • 3%

    Disability insurance

  • 1%

    Unemployment insurance

  • 0.25%

    Guarantee insurance

  • 0.8%

    Accident insurance

  • 4.75%

    Reserve fund

Types of leave

The Slovakian Labour Code stipulates an annual leave entitlement for different classes of workers, depending on age, personal circumstances, occupation, and complexity or physical demand of an occupation.

  • 4 weeks: Basic annual leave

  • 5 weeks: Employees aged 33 and above

  • 8 weeks: Educational staff, i.e., teachers, lecturers, professors, etc.

Employees that have worked for less than 60 days are still entitled to 1/12 of their yearly entitlement.

Employment termination

Termination process

Employees can be terminated for just cause, such as redundancy, dishonesty, negligence, fraud, any work-related offences. This can either be with prior notice provided or during the probation period.

Notice period

Notice periods in Slovakia depend on how long an employee has worked with the employer.

The Employer needs to give the following notice periods based on Slovak labour law:

  • 1 month for an employee working for less than 1 year

  • 2 months for an employee working for at least 1 year but less than 5 years

  • 3 months for an employee working for at least 5 years

Severance pay

Employees are entitled to severance payment, ranging from one to 10 month’s salary, depending on the circumstances of the severance.

For employees terminated by notice, the severance pay can be anywhere from:

  • 2 – 5 years: one month’s salary

  • 5 – 10 years: two month’s salary

If an employer terminates an employee due to an occupational disability acquired while on the job (by accident, etc.) the employee will be entitled to a severance package equal to 10 months’ pay.

Probation periods

An employment contract can specify a probationary period of three months, or six when hiring for managerial positions.

Fair Pricing in Slovakia

Employer of Record

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Starting at US$599/month

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  • 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

US$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

US$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

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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