Kosovo

Kosovo

Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Kosovo

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

OmniAtlas Employment Rating

Capital City
Pristina
Currency
Euro (€, EUR)
Native Language
Albanian
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
Employee Protections
Strict
Employment Costs
High
Termination
Difficult
Immigration
Difficult
Cost of Living
Low
Population
1.8 Million

What You Need to Know About Employing in the Kosovo

Don’t risk non-compliance with local employment, social insurance, and tax regulations.

How it works
Payroll & Taxes
Employer Costs
Working Hours
Holidays & Vacation
Types of Leave
Health & Benefits
Termination Laws
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How Do Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions Work?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Kosovo. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Kosovo 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 Kosovo 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 Kosovo.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Kosovo.
  • 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 Kosovo.
  • 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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Payroll & Taxes in Kosovo


Employee Income Taxes:

  • 0%: 0- 960 EUR/year.
  • 4%: EUR 960 - EUR 3,000/year
  • 8%: EUR 3,000 - EUR 5,400/year
  • 10%:EUR 5,400/year and above

Payroll Cycle:

Monthly

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Employer Costs in Kosovo


Employer Contributions:

5% - Pension (minimum compulsory, can contribute up to 15% along with employee to 30% total)


Employee Contributions:

5% - Pension (minimum compulsory, can contribute up to 15% along with employer to 30% total)

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Working Hours in Kosovo


Typical Working Hours per Week:

The typical work week in Kosovo consists of 40 hours per week.

It’s important to note that typical working hours can vary by industry in some countries. Contact our team for the most up-to-date information!


Overtime Laws:

Overtime laws in Kosovo are complex and can depend on the specific circumstances and the employee. We are happy to discuss in more detail for a specific context.

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Public Holidays & Vacation Time in Kosovo


Standard Public Holidays in Kosovo

  • New Year’s Day
  • Second Day of New Year
  • Christmas Day
  • Independence Day of the Republic of Kosovo
  • Easter Monday
  • Constitution Day of the Republic of Kosovo
  • International Labour Day
  • Europe Day
  • Eid al Fitr
  • Eid al Addha


Vacation Time in Kosovo

In Kosovo, employees benefit from 4 weeks of  annual leave irrespective of whether they are full-time or part-time.

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Types of Leave in Kosovo


Sick Leave:

Sick leave in Kosovo includes paid sick leave for up to 20 days at 70% of the normal salary for documented illness or injury. 


Maternity Leave:

Kosovo has strong maternity leave regulations, including up to 12 months of maternity leave, of which a minimum of 28 days (up to 45) need to be taken before birth. For the first 6 months, the employer pays 70% of the basic salary, whereas the following months’ pay is provided by the government. 

Paternity Leave:

Fathers are entitled to: 

  • 3 days of paid parental leave after the birth or upon the adoption of child
  • 2 weeks of unpaid leave after the birth or upon adoption of child, until the child is 3
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Health Insurance & Supplementary Benefits in Kosovo 

We believe that remote employees should be able to access their local, as well as a high standard international benefits anywhere they are. Details about international or country specific benefits packages can be provided on request. Please contact us for further details.

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Termination & Severance in Kosovo

Employment terminations in Kosovo are subject to complex regulations  and there is a range of legal reasons that allow for the termination of an employment relationship. If you would like to know more specific details, please contact us


Severance:

There are no statutory provisions for severance in Kosovo. Severance can be subject to an agreement between employer and employee. Collective dismissals are heavily regulated.


Notice of Termination:

During the probationary period: 7 days

For open-term  contracts:

  • 6 months - 2 years of seniority: 30 days 
  • 2-10 years of seniority: 45 days
  • 10+ years of seniority: 60 days

For fixed-term employment contract: 30 days


Unprotected & Protected Termination

In Kosovo, laws around employees who have specific termination protections, or classes of employees who have protected characteristics relevant to discrimination, are highly complex and there can be a number of situation-specific variables. If you have questions please contact us.

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Grow your global team. 

Employ the best talent, anywhere in the world.

The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that labour laws and regulations in Kosovo are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of global employment solutions such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We are here to help you every step of the way.

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Omnipresent makes it easy to employ, pay and support your international team.

Book a call with us to start building your global team today.

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