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Horizons ensures day-to-day guidance to help your business navigate Slovenia labor laws and regulations. Horizons also ensures payroll is processed weekly or fortnightly (the standard periods in Slovenia ), and that taxes are withheld as required. As the Slovenia 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 Slovenia Tax Office.  Partnering with our Slovenia PEO is the quickest and most cost-effective way to enter the Slovenia market.

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PEO Cost

Our Slovenia PEO solution is the most affordable on the market.


Fast onboarding in Slovenia, hire in as little as 24 hours.


We draft labor contracts compliant with Slovenian labor law.

Local Benefits

We administer all mandatory benefits and contributions in Slovenia.

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Employment Laws

Employment contracts in Slovenia

When employing in Slovenia, you should provide employees with a written employment contract. The contract should have all necessary details of the employment agreement such as salary, vacation leave, expected working hours, expected duties, and so on. It should also be written in the official language of Slovenian and use the local currency of the Euro.
Probationary period 0 – 6 months (max.)
Termination notice period 15 days: 0 – 1 year of service 30 days: 1 – 2 years of service 30 days + 2 days per year of service: 2+ years of service
Severance 1/5 average monthly salary per year of service for first 10 years 1/4 monthly salary per year of service if more than 10 years’ service 1/3 monthly salary per year of service if more than 20 years’ service
Probationary period0 – 6 months (max.)
Termination notice period

15 days: 0 – 1 year of service

30 days: 1 – 2 years of service

30 days + 2 days per year of service: 2+ years of service


1/5 average monthly salary per year of service for first 10 years

1/4 monthly salary per year of service if more than 10 years’ service

1/3 monthly salary per year of service if more than 20 years’ service



Working hours in Slovenia

A normal working week in Slovenia is 40 hours, with eight-hour days. Including overtime, working weeks should not exceed 48 hours.

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Public holidays in Slovenia

Slovenia celebrates several public holidays, for which most employees receive the day off work:

Slovenia has a range of national public holidays that are celebrated annually. In 2023 these holidays are:
Date Holiday name
1 Jan Sunday New Year’s Day
2 Jan Monday New Year holiday
8 Feb Wednesday Prešeren Day
9 Apr Sunday Easter Sunday
10 Apr Monday Easter Monday
27 Apr Thursday Day of Uprising Against Occupation
1 May Monday Labor Day / May Day
2 May Tuesday  Labour Day holiday
28 May Sunday Whit Sunday
25 Jun Sunday Statehood Day
15 Aug Tuesday Assumption of Mary
31 Oct Tuesday Reformation Day
1 Nov Wednesday Remembrance Day
25 Dec Monday Christmas Day
26 Dec Tuesday Independence and Unity Day

Slovenia vacation leave

Workers in Slovenia are usually entitled to four weeks of paid vacation leave. Disabled workers and those over 55 years old are entitled to three extra days. Additionally, seven days of personal leave is common, which can be used for things like weddings and funerals.

Slovenia sick leave

Employees in Slovenia are entitled to paid sick leave with no limit, providing that they can prove the sickness with a doctor’s note. If the absence is unrelated to work, employees receive at least 80% of normal pay, and this rises to 100% if it is work-related. The compensation is generally covered by the employer for one month, after which the government takes responsibility.

Parental leave in Slovenia

Most female employees in Slovenia are entitled to 105 days of paid maternity leave, covered at a rate of at least 55% of normal salary. This allowance must begin at least 28 days prior to the birth date. Spouses can take 30 days of parental leave and may be granted additional days in some years, but this is dependent on the country’s economy in the year prior.

There is also an allowance of 260 days of shared childcare leave to be taken after the initial period of parental leave.

Taxation in Slovenia

Employers and employees in Slovenia are required to pay a percentage of salary toward various social security schemes such as pensions, workplace accident insurance, and so on. These contributions total 22.1% for employees and 16.1% for employers.

Health coverage in Slovenia

Slovenian employees are covered by the public health system, but many employers choose to provide supplementary private medical insurance.

Terminations and severance in Slovenia

Probation periods for employees in Slovenia are capped at six months. After this, it becomes more difficult to terminate an employment contract, and in most cases, a notice period of between 15 and 80 days will be legally required, with the length depending on the duration of an employee’s service.

Severance payments may also be required, which is between one-fifth and one-third of monthly salary for every year worked, depending on the length of service.

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Compensation & Benefits

Compensation laws in Slovenia

The minimum wage for employees in Slovenia is €940.58 per month as of 2020.

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 Slovenia

It can be difficult to understand and set up employee benefits in Slovenia, and it can require a lot of time, effort, and investment on the part of employers.

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

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

Slovenia 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 Slovenia PEO is essentially outsourcing your HR duties in Slovenia.

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

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

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

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

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