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Slovenia PEO & Employer of Record

Expand your organization into Slovenia, even if you don’t have a Slovenian entity

Slovenia is a highly developed country in Eastern Europe with a diverse history and culture. The country’s well-educated population is a driving force behind its success and adds to the attraction of foreign investment.

If your business is planning an expansion into Slovenia, then you may encounter delays, and should expect things to potentially take longer than planned. The country’s unique regulations, coupled with the language and cultural barriers, can make progress slow when trying to establish and grow a business there.

At Horizons, we help businesses from all industries to expand abroad, including into Slovenia. Our professional employer organization (PEO), employer of record, and payroll services can provide your organization with everything you need to kickstart your Slovenian expansion in a matter of days, not months, even if you don’t have an established entity in Slovenia.

As the only global PEO with an in-house recruitment team, we can also take care of the sourcing, hiring, and onboarding of your Slovenian workforce, along with any associated HR and legal compliance work. Our tailored services can save you thousands in associated expansion costs.

Our Slovenia PEO helps you expand more efficiently

Horizons enables you to expand your business into Slovenia, without having to set up a legal subsidiary.

Rapid Market Entry

Horizons will enable you to source, hire, and onboard professionals across Slovenia in as little as 48 hours.

Cost-Effective Expansion

Our PEO solution can help you benefit from cost savings of up to 82%, without the need to establish a Slovenian entity.

Payroll Outsourcing

Simplified Slovenia salary & payroll processing, including social security payments, tax, and any other required contributions.

Employee Onboarding

Utilize the relevant provision for all types of Slovenian labor contracts, whether a fixed-term or open-ended contract.

Onsite Legal & HR Team

Full support for Slovenia-specific contract renewals, terminations, annual leave management, HR, and strategic guidance.

Ensure Full Compliance

We ensure that employment contracts are fully compliant and adhere to Slovenian labor laws and best practices.

Hiring in Slovenia: Employment law overview

📝 Employment contracts in Slovenia

When employing in Slovenia, you should provide employees with a written employment contract. The contract should have all necessary details of the employment agreement such as salary, vacation leave, expected working hours, expected duties, and so on. It should also be written in the official language of Slovenian and use the local currency of the Euro.

⏰ Working hours in Slovenia

A normal working week in Slovenia is 40 hours, with eight-hour days. Including overtime, working weeks should not exceed 48 hours.

📅 Public holidays in Slovenia

Slovenia celebrates several public holidays, for which most employees receive the day off work:

1 Jan
New Year’s Day
2 Jan
New Year holiday
8 Feb
Prešeren Day
20 Mar
March Equinox
12 Apr
Easter Sunday
13 Apr
Easter Monday
27 Apr
Day of Uprising Against Occupation
1 May-2 May
Labor Day / May Day
31 May
Whit Sunday
20 Jun
June Solstice
25 Jun
Statehood Day
15 Aug
Assumption of Mary
17 Aug
Slovenians in Prekmurje Incorporated into the Mother Nation Day
15 Sep
Restoration of Primorska to the Motherland Day
22 Sep
September Equinox
25 Oct
Sovereignty Day
31 Oct
Reformation Day
1 Nov
Remembrance Day
23 Nov
Rudolf Maister Day
21 Dec
December Solstice
25 Dec
Christmas Day
26 Dec
Independence and Unity Day

🏖 Slovenia vacation leave

Workers in Slovenia are usually entitled to four weeks of paid vacation leave. Disabled workers and those over 55 years old are entitled to three extra days. Additionally, seven days of personal leave is common, which can be used for things like weddings and funerals.

😷 Slovenia sick leave

Employees in Slovenia are entitled to paid sick leave with no limit, providing that they can prove the sickness with a doctor’s note. If the absence is unrelated to work, employees receive at least 80% of normal pay, and this rises to 100% if it is work-related. The compensation is generally covered by the employer for one month, after which the government takes responsibility.

👶 Parental leave in Slovenia

Most female employees in Slovenia are entitled to 105 days of paid maternity leave, covered at a rate of at least 55% of normal salary. This allowance must begin at least 28 days prior to the birth date. Spouses can take 30 days of parental leave and may be granted additional days in some years, but this is dependent on the country’s economy in the year prior.

There is also an allowance of 260 days of shared childcare leave to be taken after the initial period of parental leave.

💰 Terminations and severance in Slovenia

Probation periods for employees in Slovenia are capped at six months. After this, it becomes more difficult to terminate an employment contract, and in most cases, a notice period of between 15 and 80 days will be legally required, with the length depending on the duration of an employee’s service.

Severance payments may also be required, which is between one-fifth and one-third of monthly salary for every year worked, depending on the length of service.

🏦 Taxation in Slovenia

Employers and employees in Slovenia are required to pay a percentage of salary toward various social security schemes such as pensions, workplace accident insurance, and so on. These contributions total 22.1% for employees and 16.1% for employers.

🏥 Health coverage in Slovenia

Slovenian employees are covered by the public health system, but many employers choose to provide supplementary private medical insurance.

💳 Slovenia compensations & benefits

Compensation laws in Slovenia

The minimum wage for employees in Slovenia is €940.58 per month as of 2020.

Benefit management in Slovenia

It can be difficult to understand and set up employee benefits in Slovenia, and it can require a lot of time, effort, and investment on the part of employers.

Outsourcing your benefit management process ensures that you fully understand and adhere to the rules, ensuring your compliance and speeding up the process significantly. At Horizons, our Slovenia employment experts will help you to find and arrange your benefits, advise on your strategy, and ensure compliance with the law.

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