Latvia

Latvia

Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Latvia

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

OmniAtlas Employment Rating

Capital City
Riga
Currency
Euro (€, EUR)
Native Language
Latvian
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
Employee Protections
Strict
Employment Costs
High
Termination
Easy
Immigration
Difficult
Cost of Living
Moderate
Population
1.9 Million

What You Need to Know About Employing in Latvia


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 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. 


  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Latvia.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Latvia.
  • 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 Latvia.
  • 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 Latvia


Employee Income Taxes:

20%: 0 - EUR 20,004.

23%: EUR 20,004 - EUR 62,800 

31.4%: EUR 62,800 and above


Payroll Cycle:

Monthly.


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Employer Costs in Latvia


Employer Contributions:

24.09% - Social Security or

21.31% - Social Security  (if employee is eligible for retirement)


Employee Contributions:

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.


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Standard Working Hours in Latvia


Typical Working Hours per Week:

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:

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.


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Public Holidays & Vacation Time in Latvia


Standard Public Holidays in Latvia

  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday
  • Labour Day
  • Restoration of Independence Day
  • Pentecost
  • Midsummer's Eve
  • Midsummer's Day
  • Closing day of the Nationwide Song and Dance Festival(The festival is normally held every five years in summer)
  • Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • Second Day of Christmas
  • New Year's Eve


Vacation Time in Latvia

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.


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Types of Leave in Latvia


Sick Leave:

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. 


Maternity Leave:

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:

Paternity leave in Latvia is generally 10 days of paternity leave to be taken within the first two months of the child’s birth.


Unpaid Childcare Leave:

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.


Other Types of Leave:

  • Temporary leave due to force majeure
  • Adoptive leave

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Health Insurance & Supplementary Benefits in Latvia


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.

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Termination & Severance in Latvia


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:

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:

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. 


Unprotected & Protected Termination

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.



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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 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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