An Employer of Record (EOR) or Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is a company or organization that is legally responsible for paying employees, including dealing with employee taxes, benefits & insurances. As the EOR/PEO of your European or Slovenian employees, we provide you with tailored payroll, HR and compliance services. Through this construction, we decrease all the complications such as compliance issues, setting up a foreign establishment and setting up employment contracts in a different language.
Benefits of using a Slovenian PEO & Employer of Record in Slovenia
Expand without an entity
Flexible and cost-effective solution to outsource payroll and HR functions for international expansion
In compliance with foreign local laws & regulations
Minimizes employment liabilities and risks
Reduced risk, as the risks of being an employer fall almost completely on the employer of record
Let's you focus on your core business
You manage your employees
EoR takes care of registration and contact with local authorities
Employment Contracts Slovenia
In Slovenia four types of employment contracts are recognized. Those contracts are: full-time, part-time, for an indefinite period or for a fixed term. A contract for an indefinite period or permanent employment, doesn’t mention an end date on the contract and it will take place until further notice. On the other hand, a fixed term contract or temporary employment, must mention the end date.
It is common in Slovenia for an employer to offer at first a temporary contract. This contract can be renewed by the employer several times, for a maximum of three years, which consequentially will be changed into a permanent contract.
Slovenian PEO and EOR service providers will support you with the set-up of a local employment contract.
Employment Termination Slovenia - Notice Period Slovenia
In Slovenia two types of dismissals can be found. The first one is the regular dismissal, which occurs in the event of redundancy, inability or delinquency. In this case, the notice period for dismissal is between 15 to 80 days, depending on the duration of the contract. The second one is the extraordinary dismissal, which occurs when an employee commits fraud and other serious violations. With this type of dismissal, the notice period can be extended due to the fact that employee must be provided with an opportunity to defend themselves.
In the case of extraordinary dismissal, the employer must deliver in person a letter which includes the reason of termination.
Furthermore, if an employee is on a trial period or the so called temporary contract, he or she is required to give notice seven days prior to the termination.
Social Security Tax Slovenia
What are the primary social security contributions in Slovenia? And more importantly, what is the amount of the social security contribution that is accounted to the employer? The total primary contribution in Slovenia for the employer is 16.10% and 22.10% for the employee. Social contribution in Slovenia include:
- Pension & disability (8.85%)
- Health (6.56%)
- Parental care (0.10%)
- Employment (0.06%)
- Injury at work and occupational disease (0.53%)
Average Salary Slovenia & Average Employer Costs Slovenia
In 2019, the average annual wage in Slovenia was $40.219,62. This is lower than the average annual wage in the United States: $65.835,58. As an employer, the actual employer costs are 16.10% higher than the gross annual salary as we have seen in the social contribution in Slovenia. Based on $40.219,62 annual salary, the employment costs would be $46.654,76.
To learn more about the average salaries in Europe and the actual employment costs in Europe, we invite you to read this article on Costs of hiring European employees.
Working Hours Slovenia
Slovenians have a similar business etiquette to the one of the Germans and Austrians. The don’t mind working long hours but nonetheless they lack in terms of poor work-life balance.
Full time contracts in Slovenia consist of 40 hours per week, and in some cases it can be shorter but not less than 36 hours per week.
The usual work day for employees that work in private companies starts between 8am and 9am and it includes a 30 minutes paid lunch break. In addition, the work day for an employee that works in a public institution usually starts between 7.30am and 8am.
Paid Vacation Leave Slovenia
In Slovenia both full-time employees and part-time employees are usually entitled to four weeks (20 days) of vacation leave per year, in addition to public holidays.
To learn more about the average paid vacation days in Europe and how Slovenia compares to the rest of Europe, we invite you to read our blog on paid vacation days Europe.
Public Holidays Slovenia
In Slovenia there are 15 public holidays and the employees are entitled to 12 of them. Even though the employees are only entitles to 12 public holidays, all of these holidays are considered non-working days:
- 1st January – New Year
- 8th February – Slovenian Day of Culture
- Good Friday and Easter Monday – Easter falls on a different date in late March or early April each year.
- 27th April – Resistance Day
- 1st May – Labour Day
- 8th June – Pentecost
- 25th June – National Public Day – Independence Day
- 15th August – Day of the Assumption
- 17th August – Day of Slovenes in Prekmurje Incorporated into the Mother Nation
- 15th September – Restauration Day
- 31st October – Reformation Day
- 1st November – All Saints Day
- 23rd November – Rudolf maister Day
- 25th December – Christmas Day
- 26th December – Independence and Unity Day
Maternity and Paternity Leave Slovenia
In Slovenia, the maternity leave (materinski dopust) starts 28 days before the birth of the child and continues up to 105 calendar days.
Additionally, the paternity leave in Slovenia (očetovski dopust) consists of 30 calendar days, with an additional 10 days for the birth of twins and extra 20 days for triplets.
To read more about Paternity Leave in Europe, we invite you read this blog on Paternity Leave in Europe - A New Directive.
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Monique Ramondt Sanders
Executive Vice President | HR Outsourcing