Overview

Capital
Tirana
Currency
Albanian Lek (ALL)
Date Format
dd/mm/yyyy

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Taxes

Employer
15% - Social Security
1.70% - Health Insurance
0.12% - Disability
0.83% - Maternity
12.79% - Retirement
0.30% - Accidental & Occupational
0.90% - Unemployment
Employee
9.00% - Social Security
1.70% - Health Insurance
0.18% - Disability
0.57% - Maternity
8.81% - Retirement

Minimum Wage

General

The monthly gross minimum wage is 26,000 ALL.

Payroll

Payroll Cycle

The last work day of the month.

Working Hours

General

Full time employment is 40 hours a week

Overtime

Overtime is work that is more than 40 hours a week at an additional 25% of regular pay.  Alternatively, the employer can compensate the employee with time off instead of additional pay. 

For work on weekends and public holidays, the employee is entitled to an additional 50% on top of their regular pay. 

Leave

Maternity Leave

Women are entitled to 12 consecutive months of maternity leave.  This includes a minimum of 35 days of leave before the child is born and 63 days after the birth of the child.   Women who carry more than one child are entitled to 390 days of maternity leave.

During maternity leave the Social Insurance compensates the employee for 80% of the average monthly salary from the last 12 months for the first 6 months and 50% for the following 6 months. 

Paternity Leave

There is no statutory paternity leave in Albania. 

Parental Leave

The employee is entitled to 15 days of paid leave a year for a child under the age of 3 and 12 days for a child over the age of 3. In addition, the employee can take an additional 30 days of unpaid leave a year.  

Other Leave

Bereavement Leave - In the event of the death of a spouse or a member of your immediate family, the employee is entitled to 10 days leave. 

Termination

Termination Process

If the employee is on a fixed-term contract and expires, there are no obligations from the employee or employer.

If the employer wishes to terminate the employee, the employer is obligated to deliver prior notification to the employer and within 72 hours must have a meeting with the employee to discuss the reason for termination and allow the employee to present their counterarguments.  Should the employer fail to meet within 72 hours, the employee may be entitled to compensation.

Notice Period
  • 1 month during the 2 first years of employment
  • 2 months during 2 to 5 years of employment
  • 3 months after 5 years of employment
Severance Pay

If the employee has worked more than 3 years, they are entitled to 15 days of severance pay.