It is common practice to have the employment contract in writing, in any case both employee and employer must agree on working conditions, benefits and requirements. If the contract is written, it can be in a foreign language but it also must be in Slovenian.


Salaries are most commonly paid on monthly basis. Paydays vary from company to company.

HR & Labor

Working Hours: Full time employment is considered no less than 36 hours and no more than 40 hours per week. Employees working overtime cannot exceed 20 hours per month and 170 hours per year.
Any employee under the age of 18 cannot work overtime. If an employee works eight consecutive hours a day, they are entitled to 30 minutes of break after four consecutive hours of work. Minimum Working Age: Employees can start working at the age of 15.


Citizens of EU, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland have the right to work in Slovenia without a work permit. For all the other employees, a single permit for work and residency is required.
The employer hiring a foreign national should first publish the appropriate vacancy, then the employer or employee fills out the application for a single permit and the employee must file it abroad at the appropriate Slovenian consulate. If the legal conditions are fulfilled, the Employment Service gives the approval of the single permit for a year and the employee can enter Slovenia and start employment.

Minimum Wage

Minimum wage is 790 EUR per month.

Pension Fund

Employer contributes 8.85% of employee’s wages.

Employee contributes 15.5% with ceiling contribution of four times the monthly minimum wage.

Severance Payments

The severance pay is calculated based on employee’s average monthly wages. If the employee has been in the company for at least a year and up to ten years, they are entitled to 1/5th of the monthly salary for each of those years. If the employee has been in the company for more than ten years but up to 20 years, they are entitled to 1/4th of their monthly salary for each of those years and 1/3 rd of the monthly salary will be paid for each year from 20 years and on. Maximum severance pay limit is ten times employee’s average monthly salary.

Advance Notice

The length of the notice is decided between the employee and employer.

Termination Procedure

If the employee has been in the company for up to one year, the employer must provide 15 days of notice, if they have been in the company for over a year but less than two years, the employer must provide 30 days of notice. For being employed over two years or more, the employer must provide 30 days of notice and two additional for each year. If employed over 25 years, the employee is entitled to 80 days of notice.

Sick Days

According to Slovenian Labor Code, there are no maximum number of days for sick leave. Employee must provide appropriate medical documentations proving their illness. The first 30 days of the sick leave, the employee will receive 80% of their monthly wages paid by the employer. After the 30 days, the state will be reimbursing the employee.

Vacation Days

Employees are entitled to at least four weeks of paid vacation.

Public Holidays

There are 14 public holidays.

Expat Benefits

It is common practice for expats living in Slovenia to receive benefits such as meals, transportation and daily allowances.

Additional Employee Withholdings

1) Health Insurance
2) Parental Protection
3) Employment
4) Injury at work

1) Employer contributes 6.56%.
2) Employer contributes 0.10%
3) Employer contributes 0.06%
4) Employer contributes 0.53%

1) Employee contributes 6.36%
2) Employee contributes 0.10%
3) Employee contributes 0.14%
4) Employee contributes 0%

Social Security

National insurance - 16.1%

National insurance - 22.1%


Standard VAT rate of 22%