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Hire employees in Kosovo. No entity needed.
Usually, to hire in Kosovo, 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.
Kosovo also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Kosovo quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.
All the necessary benefits for Kosovo
built right in
Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Kosovo within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.
- Pension Fund
- Private Healthcare - Unisure (optional)
Our quickstart guide to hiring in Kosovo
Navigate the tabs below to learn everything you need to know about hiring an employee in Kosovo
Minimum Wage Requirements
Individual Income Tax
The individual income tax ranges from 0% to 10%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates.
|Gross Annual Income||Tax Rate (%)|
|Up to EUR 960||0%|
|Up to EUR 3,000||4%|
|Up to EUR 5,400||8%|
|Over EUR 5,400||10%|
- Pension Fund - 5%
Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours
- 120% of the hourly rate, for employees working on a day shift
- 130% of the hourly rate, for employees working on a night shift
- 150% of the hourly rate, for employees working on national holidays and weekends
For the first six months, the employee will receive 70% of their average salary paid by the employer, and for the following three months the government will pay 50% of their average salary.
The employee can extend leave an additional 90 days unpaid.
The employee will receive 100% of their average salary during this period, and the employer will be responsible for this pay.
The employee can extend leave an additional 14 days unpaid at any time before the child reaches the age of three.
Social Security will pay between 50-70% of the salary during this period. The percentage will depend on the employee's monthly salary and will be decided by Social Security.
Parental leave can't be extended.
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 Kosovo can be complex. Terminations without cause can be refused by the employee and additional payments will be required.
Compliant terminations include:
- Voluntarily by the employee
- By mutual agreement
- Unilaterally by the employer based on:
- Economic hardship
- The employee is no longer able to perform the job
- Disciplinary dismissal
- Performance for the job is unsatisfactory after a written warning
- By the expiration of the contract
- Fixed-term: 30 days
- 30 days for up to 2 years of employment
- 45 days for up to 10 years of employment
- 60 days for over 10 years of employment
Severance for Employees
Paid Time Off
During the first year of employment, if the employee accrues more than 10 days, this leave must be taken before the end of the year.
Kosovo celebrates 13 national public holidays.
- New Year' Day
- Good Friday
- Easter Monday
- May Day
- Liberation Day
- St. Cyril and Methodius Day
- Jan Hus Day
- Statehood Day
- Independence Day
- Freedom and Democracy Day
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
- 2nd Day of Christmas
Onboarding takes 2 business days after the client signs the SOW.
Employment Contract Details
A contract must include:
- Start date
- Length of the employment
- Job description
- Termination conditions
Hiring in Kosovo, hassle-free
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