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Macedonia PEO &
Employer of Record

SALARY PAYMENT IN Macedonian Denar (DEN, Ден)

CONTRACT LANGUAGES Macedonian / English

PAYROLL TAX 0.00%

PAYROLL CYCLE Monthly

TIME TO HIRE 24 hours

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Hire in Macedonia

Horizons ensures day-to-day guidance to help your business navigate Macedonia labor laws and regulations. Horizons also ensures Macedonia payroll is processed on time, and that taxes are withheld as required.

As the Macedonia Employer of Record, Horizons is responsible for employee income tax withholding, payment of payroll taxes to state authorities, and submission of tax returns to the Macedonia Tax Office. 

Partnering with our Macedonia PEO is the quickest and most cost-effective way to enter the Macedonia market.

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Employment Laws

Macedonia employment contracts

Employers in Macedonia are legally required to provide a written contract of employment for every employee. These contracts should include all relevant details of the employment agreement, be written in one of the country’s official languages (Macedonian and Albanian), and use the local currency of the Macedonian denar.

Fixed-term
Probationary period4 months (max.)
Termination notice period30 days
Severance

Applicable only in cases of labor law breach or collective dismissal

1 – 6 months’ salary 

Indefinite
Probationary period4 months (max.)
Termination notice period30 days
Severance

Applicable only in cases of labor law breach or collective dismissal

1 – 6 months’ salary 

Working hours in Macedonia

The standard working week in Macedonia is 40 hours, with five eight-hour days.

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National holidays in Macedonia

Macedonia has a range of national public holidays that are celebrated annually. In 2024 these holidays are:

DateHoliday name
1 Jan, 2024New Year’s Day
2 Jan, 2024Day off for New Year’s Day
7 Jan, 2024Orthodox Christmas Day
10 Apr, 2024Eid al-Fitr (Tentative Date)
1 May, 2024Labor Day
6 May, 2024Easter Monday (Orthodox)
24 May, 2024Saints Cyril and Methodius’ Day
21 Jun, 2024Friday before Pentecost
2 Aug, 2024Republic Day
8 Sep, 2024Independence Day
11 Oct, 2024Day of People’s Uprising
23 Oct, 2024Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle
8 Dec, 2024Saint Kliment Ohridski’s Day

 

Vacation in Macedonia

Employees in Macedonia are generally entitled to between 20 and 36 days of paid vacation leave every year. Additionally, they are entitled to up to seven days of special leave for things like marriages or funeral.

Sick leave in Macedonia

Employees in Macedonia are usually entitled to a sick leave allowance each year. However, the precise details should be laid out in each employee’s employment contract.

Maternity and paternity leave in Macedonia

Female employees in Macedonia can take up to nine months of paid maternity leave, in general. Male employees can generally use up to seven days of paid paternity leave.

Employee severance and terminations in Macedonia

Employees in Macedonia are usually entitled to at least one month of notice prior to termination. Additionally, it is common for employers to be required to assist with finding employees a new role, covering the cost of training in new skills, or paying severance of one month of salary for every two years of service. The exact details of severance and termination rights should be laid out clearly in each employment contract.

Tax laws in Macedonia

Employers in Macedonia are required to withhold several contributions from an employee’s gross salary:

  • Pension insurance = 18%
  • Employment insurance = 1.2%
  • Health insurance = 7.3% (+0.5% for additional insurance)

The income tax rate in Macedonia is 10% to 18%, depending on income level.

The corporate tax rate in Macedonia is 10%.

Health coverage in Macedonia

The government provides healthcare in Macedonia, so employers do not need to provide private health insurance. However, some do choose to provide it as part of their benefits schemes.

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Compensation & Benefits

Compensation laws in Macedonia

The minimum wage in Macedonia is 22,567 denars per month for full-time employees.

Minimum Wage Country Comparison Chart (Per month in USD)
Switzerland (Geneva) $4,000
Italy $2,255
Australia $1996
Algeria $156
Uzbekistan $22
Benefit management in Macedonia

It can be difficult to understand and set up employee benefits in Macedonia, and it can require a lot of time, effort, and investment on the part of employers. However, it is crucial that you adhere to compensation and benefits laws as you can be subject to large fines and legal issues if you fail to.

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 Macedonia 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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FAQs

A Macedonia PEO and a Macedonia EOR are two types of companies which specialize in providing human resources services to businesses in Macedonia.

The main difference between a Macedonia PEO and a Macedonia EOR is in the scope of their services.

Macedonia PEOs provide a full range of HR services, including payroll, benefits administration, and employee recruiting—all under one roof as a co-employer. Engaging a Macedonia PEO is essentially outsourcing your HR duties in Macedonia.

Macedonia EORs actually take over as the legal employer of your employees based abroad. Macedonia EORs become responsible for labor compliance for your employees in Macedonia.

At Horizons, we offer both PEO and EOR services in Macedonia. Get in touch now and let us know what service you are seeking.

A PEO in Macedonia can feasibly hire both local and foreign nationals to work in Macedonia.

However, the ability of Horizons to sponsor your foreign national employee in Macedonia may be limited due to visa quotas practiced in many countries.

Contact us with your requirements and our Global Mobility team with review the case and get back to you within 2 business days.

In most cases, Horizons’ Macedonia PEO can hire & onboard your employee within 24 hours. The actual start date of the employee will depend on their notice period obligation to their previous employer as well as any relevant hiring rules in Macedonia.

It is possible to get a work visa in Macedonia. Horizons’ Global Mobility team is a dedicated team of work visa experts. They assess the details of each case to determine feasibility and costs before Horizons applies for the work visa on behalf of your employee. If the Global Mobility team determines that your case is feasible, the process is smooth and transparent. Visa spots in Macedonia are limited, however—get started today to secure your employees’ visa spot.