North Macedonia

North Macedonia

Global Employment Solutions & PEO in North Macedonia

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

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Capital City
Macedonian denar (MKD)
Native Language
Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish
Payroll Frequency
Employee Protections
Employment Costs
Cost of Living
2.08 Million

What You Need to Know About Employing in North Macedonia

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 North Macedonia. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in North Macedonia typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services help hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in North Macedonia 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 North Macedonia.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in North Macedonia.
  • 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 North Macedonia.
  • 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 North Macedonia

Employee Income Taxes:

  • 10%: 0 - MKD 1,080,000
  • 18%: MKD 1,080,001 and above

This applies to employment income and not alternative forms of income.

Payroll Cycle:

Employees are paid monthly on the 25th of each month.

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Employer Costs in North Macedonia

Employer Contributions:

Employers are not required to contribute for social security. Please contact us for more information. 

Employee Contributions:

  • 18.8% - Pension and disability insurance
  • 7.5% - Health insurance
  • 1.2% - Employment insurance
  • 0.5% - Additional health insurance
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Working Hours in North Macedonia

Typical Working Hours per Week:

The typical work week in North Macedonia consists of 8 hours per day or 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 North Macedonia are complex and can depend on the specific circumstances and the employee. We’re happy to discuss this in more detail for a specific context.

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Public Holidays & Vacation Time in North Macedonia

Standard Public Holidays in North Macedonia

  • New Year’s Day
  • Orthodox Christmas
  • Labour Day
  • Orthodox Easter Monday
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Saints Cyril and Methodius Day
  • Republic Day
  • Independence Day
  • People's Uprising against Fascism Day
  • Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle
  • St. Kliment Ohridski's Day

Vacation Time in North Macedonia

Employees in North Macedonia are entitled to 20 working days off for full-time work or 10 working days for part-time work. According to general collective agreements, leave can be extended to 26 working days on the basis of certain criteria, such as experience, age, complexity of job, working conditions and health.

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Types of Leave in North Macedonia

Sick Leave:

Sick leave law in North Macedonia states that employees are entitled to 30 days’ employer paid sick leave. If an employee is sick for more than 30 days, the health insurance fund pays sickness benefits. For more information on sick leave in North Macedonia contact us. 

Maternity Leave:

North Macedonia's maternity leave regulations include 9 months’ paid maternity leave for 1 child and 15 months for more than 1 child. A minimum of  45 days’ leave is to be taken after birth. Pregnant women are also entitled to a 30-day sickness allowance paid by their employer. Any sickness allowance after 30 days is paid by the healthcare fund.

Paternity Leave:

Paternity leave in North Macedonia includes paid paternity leave for up to 7 days.

Unpaid Childcare Leave:

Unpaid leave has no legal provision in North Macedonia. 

Other Types of Leave:

  • Marriage 
  • Marriage of child
  • Giving birth or adoption of child
  • Death of relative
  • Exams
  • Natural disasters
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Health Insurance & Supplementary Benefits in North Macedonia

We believe that remote employees should be able to access their local benefits, as well as 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 North Macedonia


Severance is not typically required in North Macedonia, unless in case of redundancy. However, other payments may be required in certain specific circumstances. Please contact us with any questions.

Notice of Termination:

A minimum of 1 month’s notice for the employer is required. 2 months’ notice is required if the termination is for more than 150 employees or 5% of the workforce. 7 days’ notice for seasonal workers. 

Unprotected and Protected Termination:

North Macedonia law protects employees from illegal termination of employment, and as there are a range of reasons an employee can be terminated, it’s important for those looking to employ in North Macedonia to reach out to us directly with questions.

Protected Classes of Employees:

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 in this area, please reach out to us directly to discuss.

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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 North Macedonia are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the details such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

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Omnipresent makes it easy to hire, pay, and support your international team. Book a call with us to start building your global team today.

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