Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Latvia. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Latvia 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 Latvia in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process.
20%: 0 - EUR 20,004.
23%: EUR 20,004 - EUR 62,800
31.4%: EUR 62,800 and above
24.09% - Social Security or
21.31% - Social Security (if employee is eligible for retirement)
11% - Social Security or
9.56% - Social Security (if employee is eligible for retirement)
*If an employee is a foreign national employed by a foreign non-resident employer, the rates are different.
The typical work week in Latvia 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 in Latvia are complex and can depend on the specific circumstances and the employee. We are happy to discuss in more detail for a specific context.
Each employee is entitled to a minimum of 4 weeks paid annual vacation, plus public holidays on a minimum of 6 months of service within the last year. Employees with children under 3 years old get preference for annual leave days.
Sick leave in Latvia typically includes up to 2-11 days employer-funded time off. On the 2nd and 3rd days, the employer pays 75% average salary. On days 4-10, the employer pays 80% average salary.
Latvia has strong maternity leave regulations including 112 total days which is paid in 2 parts based on 80% gross insurance contributions from salary within 12 months ending 2 months before start of leave. The law provides for some exceptions in special cases. Please contact our team for more information.
Paternity leave in Latvia is generally 10 days of paternity leave to be taken within the first two months of the child’s birth.
It’s common for European countries to allow full-time unpaid childcare leave from the end of maternity leave until the child is aged 3. Unpaid leave is permissible (Section 153 Labour Law), but how much depends on agreement between employer and employee.
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 benefit packages can be provided on request. Please contact us for further details.
Termination in Latvia is subject to difficulties and regulation. There are a range of reasons that an employer can use to terminate an employee, which depend on the specific circumstances. If you would like to know more specific details, please contact us.
Severance in Latvia is permissible, but typically only for poor performance but not misconduct. When terminating a contract on grounds of employees’ abilities, or of economic, organisational, technological measures, or measures of a similar nature, the employer has a duty to pay a redundancy benefit. The amount of the benefit to be paid depends on the duration of the employment. Please contact us for more details.
Notice of termination must be in writing. Notice of dismissal will take effect either immediately, 10 days after notice, or 1 month after notice. This depends on circumstances and may be longer if provided in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
Employers are prohibited from giving notice to employees who are members of a trade union without prior consent of the relevant trade union.
Latvian law protects employees from illegal termination of employment. There are a range of reasons an employee can be terminated, it is important for those looking to employ in Latvia to reach out to us directly with questions.
In addition, 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.
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 Latvia 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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