Hire employees in Armenia. No entity needed.
Usually, to hire in Armenia, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.
Armenia also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Armenia quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.
All the necessary benefits for Armenia
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Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Armenia within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.
- Pension Fund
- Private Healthcare - Unisure (optional)
Our quickstart guide to hiring in Armenia
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Minimum Wage Requirements
Individual Income Tax
Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours
Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for up to 120 days. This leave is paid at different rates and by different payers depending upon length:
|2 - 5 days||100%||Employer|
|6 - 120 days||80% of base salary||Employer|
Terminations must respect complex rules and the rules of an employee’s employment country. The off-boarding is always handled by the Employer with the primary stakeholders. It may include ad-hoc fees as well as required or recommended steps on specific termination cases.
Terminations in Armenia can be complex. There is no at-will termination in Armenia for employers and termination must be done for just cause.
Compliant terminations include:
- Voluntarily by the employee
- By mutual agreement
- Unilaterally by the employer based on:
- Probation period
- Objective grounds
- Disciplinary dismissal
- Performance due to unsuitability for the job
- By the expiration of the contract
The minimum notice period is 14 days and will be increased according to the length of the employment.
- 2 weeks if the length of service is 1 year
- 35 days if the length of service is 1-5 years
- 42 days if the length of service is 5-10 years
- 49 days if the length of service is 10-15 years
- 60 days if the length of service is more than 15 years
Severance for Employees
In Armenia, severance depends on the type of termination and length of employment.
All employees who are terminated due to the following are entitled to severance pay of 1 month:
- Liquidation of the organization
- Reduction of the number and staff
- Changes in production volumes and the conditions of economic and work organization
Employees terminated for reasons related to compulsory military service, long-term disability, old age, or significant changes in working conditions will have variable severance based on the length of employment between 10 - 44 working days.
To protect you from unforeseen financial risks arising from terminations, Deel applies a Severance Accrual to all employment agreements in this country. Deel has extensive expertise in managing litigation risk globally and our Severance Accrual calculation is based on the prevailing common-law or statutory entitlements and local best practices. In the event your employee resigns or is not entitled to severance, all unused amounts will be returned to you.
Paid Time Off
Armenia celebrates 15 national holidays.
National public holidays include:
- New Year's Day
- Eastern Orthodox Christmas Eve
- Orthodox Christmas Day
- Army Day
- International Women's Day
- Easter Monday
- Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
- Labour Day
- Victory and Peace Day
- Republic Day
- Constitution Day
- Elevation of the Holy Cross
- Armenia Independence Day
- New Year's Eve
Employment Contract Details
Contracts must be in Armenian and can be bilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties. A contract must include:
- Start date
- Length of the employment
- Job description
- Termination conditions
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