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The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Slovakia

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Slovakia

Employing in Slovakia requires employers to own a legal entity in the country and manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance through their own in-country resources. Grow your team in Slovakia with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

Playroll allows you to hire employee's in Slovakia quickly, easily and we even automate tax document collection, benefits, payroll and more.

Good To Know

Slovakia's EU membership brings about a significant advantage through value-added trade. Access to the EU Single Market has led to a 15% increase in the country's GDP. Additionally, being part of the EU has enabled Slovakia to save 11 EUR per person monthly, attributed to reduced interest payments on government debt.

In contrast to other developed European nations, Slovakia offers a relatively low cost of living, making it an appealing destination for recruiting remote workers.

Slovakia features numerous appealing residential areas, ensuring that remote workers can enjoy a high standard of living.

The country takes pride in its advanced infrastructure, particularly its fast and reliable internet. This ensures that employees can maintain seamless connectivity and productivity, even while working remotely.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Slovakia

In Slovakia, employment agreements must be in writing, provided to the employee on their first day, and both parties retain a copy. By default, agreements are considered permanent, but fixed-term contracts up to 2 years are allowed. Basic employment information must be included in all contracts, such as:

  • Identification of both parties
  • Starting date (and duration for employment contracts)
  • Workplace and working hours
  • Job type and description
  • Basic salary and payment details (including compensation or benefits unless indicated in a collective agreement)
  • Total number of holidays
  • Notice periods for termination
  • Probation period (if applicable)

Probationary Period in Slovakia

Probation periods in Slovakia are restricted to 3 months for operational positions and 6 months for managerial roles.

Working hours in Slovakia

The standard workweek in Slovakia consists of 40 hours, spread over of 8 hours daily.

Overtime in Slovakia

In Slovakia, overtime, as outlined in employment contracts or collective agreements, is compensated at 125% of the average salary for hours beyond the 40-hour workweek. Nighttime overtime is at 140%, while Saturday and Sunday overtime is compensated at 150% and 200%, respectively. Executive and C-level employees are exempt from overtime regulations.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Slovakia

Slovakia has a robust and complex payroll and tax system, and as an employer, it pays to understand payroll process basics.

1 January - 31 December

Fiscal Year in Slovakia

1 January - 31 December is the 12-month accounting period that businesses in Slovakia use for financial and tax reporting purposes.

Payroll Cycle in Slovakia

The payroll cycle in Slovakia is usually monthly, with employees being paid no later than the end of consequent month.
4.38 EUR p/h

Minimum Wage in Slovakia

The minimum wage for employees in Slovakia is typically 4.38 EUR per hour, amounting to ~700 EUR per month for a typical 40 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Slovakia

The national minimum wage in Slovakia is 700 EUR per month.

Bonus Payments in Slovakia

There is no legal obligation for 13-month payments in Slovakia, and employers have the discretion to provide bonuses as they see fit.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Slovakia

Understanding the tax obligations for both employers and employees is crucial when operating in Slovakia's business landscape. This section explains how taxes and statutory fees affect payroll and individual earnings in Slovakia.

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 36% on top of the employee salary in Slovakia.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Slovakia, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 13.4%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Individual income tax in Slovakia varies from 19% to 25%, and it is computed based on the employee's gross annual income.

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Slovakia

Slovakia has implemented a three-pillar pension system, which includes the elimination of the retirement age limit, the introduction of an early retirement option for long-career employees, the establishment of a parental pension supplement, the implementation of an automatic enrollment provision, and a reduction in administrative fees.

The tax-related information provided in this guide is intended for general guidance and informational purposes only. Reach out to our dedicated team for insights on remote hiring in Slovakia tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Slovakia

When it comes to terminating employment in Slovakia, understanding the legal obligations regarding severance pay and contributions is essential. Below is a detailed overview of the key considerations for both employers and employees.

Termination Process

In Slovakia, terminations generally require prior notice, and either party has the right to terminate the employment relationship with or without cause. Acceptable terms for termination include:

  • Voluntary employee resignation
  • Mutual agreement
  • Unilateral decision by employer (based on probation period, objective grounds, disciplinary reasons, or unsuitability for the job)
  • Contract expiration

Notice Period

The minimum notice period in Slovakia is 1 month. A written notice of termination must be provided at least 3 days before the exit date during the probation period. The notice period may also depend on the employee's length of service:

  • 1-5 years of service – 2 months’ notice
  • More than 5 years of service – 3 months’ notice
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Severance Pay

In Slovakia, severance pay is contingent on the employee's length of service and the type of termination. Employees who are terminated with notice are entitled to a minimum severance pay equivalent to 4 times their average monthly wage. Severance pay may be provided in cases of:

  • Termination due to company dissolution or relocation (if the employee refuses to move)
  • Redundancy
  • Inability to perform duties due to health reasons

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Slovakia

The annual leave entitlement in Slovakia is 20 days for a full time worker. These can include public holidays on top of that or within those days, which would otherwise be unpaid.

Public Holidays in Slovakia

Employees in Slovakia are entitled to pay for the following 15 public holidays:

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Slovakia

Maternity Leave in Slovakia

Paternity Leave in Slovakia

Sick Leave in Slovakia

Civic Duty Leave

Military Service Leave

Parental Leave In Slovakia

Slovakia's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Slovakia

Playroll is committed to providing tailored, competitive benefits packages that are designed not only to attract but also retain top talent worldwide. Our global team of benefits experts build custom local packages to ensure your employees in Slovakia's needs are met. Typically our packages contain some or all of the following benefits.

Health Insurance
Pension or 401k
Life and Disability Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Discounts & Perks

Playroll Supplementary Benefits For Employment In Slovakia

Make your benefits package in Slovakia a talent magnet with Playroll's local plans. We offer benefits that are compliant, comprehensive, and flexible — all at competitive rates. Speak with our local territory experts to explore the localized benefits we can offer you, while you scale your team.

Statutory benefits for employment in Slovakia

Playroll allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Slovakia within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard. If you'd like specific information about our benefits packages in Slovakia create an account or contact our global expansion team, today.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Slovakia

At Playroll we're all about empowering employees to work anywhere, making mobility possible for global teams. We sponsor visas and hire the employee for you, so you don’t have to worry about payroll, taxes, and more.

It's important to note, visa support can be complicated. There are many variables that affect whether sponsorship is possible, including one’s nationality, education, marital status, and the immigration policy for the country in question.

Unfortunately, this means we can’t support visas everywhere - with that being said, we handle the entire visa process in-house, and dig into your situation to give you an overview of what to expect if we're able to help with visa sponsorship in Slovakia.

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