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Montenegro PEO &
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CONTRACT LANGUAGES Montenegrin / English



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Horizons provides compliance solutions to ensure your business in Montenegro operates in line with Montenegro labor laws and tax regulations. Businesses benefit from hiring in, investing in, or job outsourcing to, Montenegro in a range of industries, from customer service, to accounting services, to software development.

We also process monthly payroll, and, as a Montenegro Employer of Record, absorb all local employer liabilities. Partnering with our Montenegro PEO is the quickest and most cost-effective way to enter the Montenegro market. 

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Employment Laws

Employment contracts in Montenegro

It is legally required to have written contracts of employment in place when hiring in Montenegro. These contracts should always include relevant details of the employment agreement such as salary, benefits, terminations terms, and more. They should also generally be written in the country’s official language of Montenegrin, although the languages of Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and Albanian are also common. Any references to money should be in euros.

Probationary period

3 months (standard)

Termination notice period

30 days (standard)


Whichever is more favorable to the employee:

1/3 employee’s avg. gross salary over the last 6 months, per year of service


1/3 the national avg. monthly salary, per year of service

Probationary period

3 months (standard)

Termination notice period

30 days (standard)


Whichever is more favorable to the employee:

1/3 employee’s avg. gross salary over the last 6 months, per year of service


1/3 the national avg. monthly salary, per year of service

Working hours in Montenegro

The standard working week for employees in Montenegro is 40 hours spread across five days.

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Public holidays in Montenegro 2024

Montenegro 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, 2024New Year’s Day Holiday
3 Jan, 2024New Year’s Day observed
6 Jan, 2024Orthodox Christmas Eve
7 Jan, 2024Orthodox Christmas Day
8 Jan, 2024Orthodox Christmas Day Holiday
29 Mar, 2024Good Friday
1 Apr, 2024Easter Monday
10 Apr, 2024Ramdan Bayram (Tentative Date)
11 Apr, 2024Ramdan Bayram Holiday (Tentative Date)
12 Apr, 2024Ramdan Bayram Holiday
1 May, 2024Labour Day/May Day
2 May, 2024Labour Day/May Day Holiday
3 May, 2024Orthodox Good Friday
5 May, 2024Orthodox Easter Sunday
6 May, 2024Orthodox Easter Monday
21 May, 2024Independence Day
22 May, 2024Independence Day Holiday
23 May, 2024Independence Day observed
16 Jun, 2024Kurban Bayram (Tentative Date)
17 Jun, 2024Kurban Bayram Holiday (Tentative Date)
18 Jun, 2024Kurban Bayram Holiday (Tentative Date)
13 Jul, 2024Statehood Day
14 Jul, 2024Statehood Day Holiday
12 Oct, 2024Yom Kippur
13 Oct, 2024Yom Kippur Holiday
1 Nov, 2024All Saint’s Day
24 Dec, 2024Christmas Eve
25 Dec, 2024Christmas Day
26 Dec, 2024Day After Christmas

Montenegro vacation leave

Employees in Montenegro are usually entitled to 21 days of paid vacation leave every year. Additionally, employees can take up to seven days of leave for certain personal reasons such as weddings or the death of a loved one.

Montenegro sick leave

Employees in Montenegro are entitled to up to five paid sick days per year.

Parental leave in Montenegro

Female employees in Montenegro can take up to one full year of paid maternity leave, starting from between 28 and 45 days before giving birth. Fathers can use any of the mother’s unused leave as paternity leave.

In addition to the standard parental leave, parents can take unpaid leave until their child is three years old.

Terminations and severance in Montenegro

Employees in Montenegro are generally entitled to one month of notice prior to termination. They are also usually entitled to severance of one-third of monthly pay for every year of service with an employer.

Taxation in Montenegro

Both employers and employees in Montenegro must pay a portion of salaries toward social security. For health insurance, pension, and disability funds, employers and employees contribute different percentages. For unemployment coverage, employers and employers both pay 0.5%. Income tax in Montenegro is 9%. Corporate tax is also 9%.

Health coverage in Montenegro

Montenegro has a government-funded healthcare system with compulsory health insurance payments from both employers and employees. Some employers also choose to provide private medical insurance as part of their benefits packages.

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Compensation & Benefits

Compensation laws in Montenegro

The minimum wage in Montenegro is €450 per month (valid in 2022).

Benefit management in Montenegro

Many employees in Montenegro choose to offer their employees benefits packages, including things such as extra pension contributions, a company car allowance, paid vacation days, a holiday bonus, and so on. However, setting up a benefits system in Montenegro can be difficult if you are not familiar with the country’s complicated labor laws, language, and administrative norms.

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

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

Montenegro 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 Montenegro PEO is essentially outsourcing your HR duties in Australia.

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

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

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

However, the ability of Horizons to sponsor your foreign national employee in Montenegro 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’ Montenegro 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 Montenegro.

It is possible to get a work visa in Montenegro. 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 Montenegro are limited, however—get started today to secure your employees’ visa spot.