* Playroll continues to analyse immediate opportunities and fulfilled roles by recruitment partners, contractors and employers to identify in-demand jobs.

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Euro (€)


CET (GMT +1)

Employment Cost


Annual Leave

20 days

In-demand Specialties*
Manufacturing And Engineering, Pharmaceuticals And Biotechnology, Chemical And Plastics

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Slovenia

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Slovenia

Employing in Slovenia 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 Slovenia with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

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

Good To Know

Slovenia, with over 80% of its population holding tertiary-level degrees, boasts a highly educated and skilled workforce, ensuring a continuous talent supply.

Proficiency in multiple languages, particularly English, facilitates seamless communication with international partners.

Its strategic location in Europe provides easy access to major markets and transportation networks, fostering international business.

Slovenia also nurtures innovation and entrepreneurship, evident in its thriving startup scene and supportive government policies.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Slovenia

Employment contracts in Slovenia must be written in Slovenian, although bilingual contracts are acceptable. These agreements should clearly outline crucial terms such as:

  • Salary
  • Working hours
  • Probation period
  • Termination details
  • Confidentiality obligations
  • Other relevant provisions

Probationary Period in Slovenia

Probation periods in Slovenia are optional, with a minimum duration of 30 days and a maximum of 180 days (6 months).

Working hours in Slovenia

A standard workweek in Slovenia is 40 hours - must be at least 36 hours for full-time employment. An employee’s weekly working time must be spread over at least 4 days, with a 5-day workweek being most common.

Overtime in Slovenia

Overtime in Slovenia is work exceeding the standard 40-hour weekly limit. It can only be requested under exceptional circumstances, documented in writing. Limits apply: 8 hours per week, 20 hours per month, and 170 hours annually.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Slovenia

Slovenia 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 Slovenia

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

Payroll Cycle in Slovenia

The payroll cycle in Slovenia is usually monthly, with employees being paid on the last working day of each month..
7.53 EUR p/h

Minimum Wage in Slovenia

The minimum wage for employees in Slovenia is typically 7.53 EUR per hour, amounting to ~1,203.36 EUR per month for a typical 40 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Slovenia

As of August 2023, the monthly national minimum wage in Slovenia is EUR 1,203.36 gross.

Bonus Payments in Slovenia

In Slovenia, 13th-month payments are not mandatory.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Slovenia

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

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 16.64% on top of the employee salary in Slovenia.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Slovenia, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 22.1%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

The individual income tax in Slovenia ranges from 16% to 50%, calculated based on progressive rates. Various factors, including household status and the number of children, can influence the overall tax rates.

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Slovenia

In the Republic of Slovenia, the pension system operates on the principle of intergenerational solidarity. Individuals who reach the specified age and meet the requisite number of years in the pension qualifying period are eligible for an old-age pension.

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 Slovenia tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Slovenia

When it comes to terminating employment in Slovenia, 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

According to the Norwegian Working Environment Act (Arbeidsmiljøloven), employers are required to provide advance notice before terminating an employee. Dismissal must be objectively justified based on factors related to the business, the employer, or the employee.

Notice Period

In Slovenia, the notice period varies based on the employee's seniority:

  • 15 days' notice for up to 1 year of service
  • 30 days' notice for 1 to 2 years of service
  • 30 days plus 2 days for every year in service for more than 2 years.

Severance Pay

Severance or redundancy pay is not legally mandated in Slovenia. These provisions can be included in collective agreements.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Slovenia

The annual leave entitlement in Slovenia 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 Slovenia

Slovenia has 15 national holidays:

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Slovenia

Maternity Leave in Slovenia

Paternity Leave in Slovenia

Sick Leave in Slovenia

Parental Leave In Slovenia

Slovenia's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Slovenia

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 Slovenia'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 Slovenia

Make your benefits package in Slovenia 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.

  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Long-Term/Disability Insurance
  • Workman's Compensation
  • Background Checks
  • IT Equipment Sourcing

Statutory benefits for employment in Slovenia

There is a compulsory social security insurance system in Slovenia. It consists of four schemes namely:

  • Pension and disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Maternity leave insurance

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

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Slovenia

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 Slovenia.

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