Bosnia and Herzegovina

Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.

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What You Need to Know About Employing in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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How does Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions work in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Bosnia and Herzegovina typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services is helping hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Bosnia and Herzegovina in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process. 

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.
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Employer Costs in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Employer costs include Pension and Invalid Insurance, Health Insurance, and Unemployment Insurance. Use the OmniCalculator to estimate costs, or contact us for further information.

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Employee Income Taxes in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) and the Republika Srpska (RS) both have a 10% flat rate. Exceptions may apply.

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Employee Social Contributions in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Employee contributions include Pension and Invalid Insurance, Health Insurance, and Unemployment Insurance. This list is non-exhaustive, please contact us for further information.

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Working Hours in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Typical working hours are a maximum of 40 hours per week. Overtime is restricted and in some instances prohibited. Overtime pay is subject to agreement with employer.

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Holidays & Vacation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Please note that the below information covers national holidays and should be used for informative purposes only and not as a guarantee for payroll purposes. While we strive to offer you accurate information, public holidays are subject to frequent changes and can be dependent on regional differences. Should you need more detailed information on public holidays, please consult the government pages of the state and/or the local municipality of your employee.

  • Monday, Jan 01, 2024 - New Year's Day (Novogodisnji dan)
  • Tuesday, Jan 02, 2024 - 2nd day of the New Year (Drugi dan Nove Godine)
  • Saturday, Jan 06, 2024 - Epiphany (Epiphany)
  • Sunday, Jan 07, 2024 - Orthodox Christmas (Pravoslavni Božić)
  • Sunday, Jan 14, 2024 - Orthodox New Year (Pravoslavni novogodišnji dan)
  • Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 - Easter Sunday (Vaskrs)
  • Monday, Apr 01, 2024 - Easter Monday (Uskrsni ponedjeljak)
  • Wednesday, Apr 10, 2024 - End of Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr) (Ramazanski bajram)
  • Wednesday, May 01, 2024 - Labour Day (Radni dan)
  • Thursday, May 02, 2024 - 2nd day of the Labour Day (Drugi dan Dana rada)
  • Sunday, May 05, 2024 - Orthodox Easter (Pravoslavni Vaskrs)
  • Thursday, May 30, 2024 - Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi)
  • Sunday, Jun 16, 2024 - Feast of the Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha) (Kurbanski bajram)
  • Sunday, Jul 07, 2024 - Islamic New Year (Nova hidžretska godina)
  • Thursday, Aug 15, 2024 - Assumption (Assumption)
  • Wednesday, Aug 28, 2024 - Assumption (Assumption)
  • Sunday, Sep 15, 2024 - Birthday of Muhammad (Mawlid) (Mevlud)
  • Friday, Nov 01, 2024 - All Saints' Day (Dita e të gjithë Shenjtorëve)
  • Saturday, Nov 02, 2024 - All Souls' Day (All Souls' Day)
  • Wednesday, Dec 25, 2024 - Christmas Day (Božić)
  • Thursday, Dec 26, 2024 - Boxing Day (Boxing Day)
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Sick Leave Entitlement in Bosnia and Herzegovina

In FBiH sick pay is a minimum of 80% of the employee’s salary compensation and no less than the minimum monthly salary. Employees receive 100% of their salary compensation if the absence is due to work injury, pregnancy, or organ transplant. The first 42 days of compensation are paid by the employer. After the first 42 days, sick pay is refunded by the state. 

In RS sick pay is a minimum of 70% of the employee’s salary compensation. The first 30 days are paid by the employer and after that it is paid by the state. 

Parental Leave in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Maternity: In FBiH, employees can expect up to 1 year paid maternity leave. Leave is mandatory 28 days before birth and must be taken for a minimum period of 42 days after birth. Maternity leave is paid at full salary for the duration of the employee’s leave. 

In RS, employees can expect up to 1 year paid maternity leave for a single child and up to 18 months for twins, third and any subsequent child. Leave is mandatory for 28 days prior to birth and a minimum 60 days after birth. Maternity leave pay is equal to the average salary of the employee received in the last 12 months. 

Paternity: In FBiH and RS, the child’s father or adoptive parent acquires maternity rights if the mother dies or is incapable of looking after the child. 

Annual Leave Entitlement in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Employees may take a minimum of 20 working days of paid vacation per year. In the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a further 4 working days of unpaid leave are provided for employees with religious or traditional needs. In Republika Srpska, unpaid leave is permissible for a maximum of 3 working days and is provided for employees with religious or traditional needs.

Severance Pay Entitlement in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Severance is payable if the employee has 2 or more years of continuous service under an indefinite employment agreement or upon retirement (in RS). 

Amount is 1/3 of net average monthly salary in last three months for each year of service (or more if a CBA stipulates).   

In case of incapacity or injury / professional disease , severance pay may be increased.

Termination in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Termination in Bosnia and Herzegovina is generally difficult. Termination must be for cause and strict procedural requirements need to be followed.

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