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Employer of Record (EOR) in Armenia

What you'll learn

  • Country Introduction
  • Tax Breakdown for Employers
  • Statutory Leave Laws
  • Minimum Wage and Working Hours
  • Termination Process
  • Additional Information
Armenia Introduction

Armenia is one of the world’s oldest countries, whose capital was established before Rome. The country is home to several ancient historical sites (including some of the oldest churches in the world). There are no employer taxes in Armenia, and labor laws provide considerable protections for workers in the country. Their primary industries include manufacturing, textiles, mining, and agriculture.

Paid Leave and Statutory Leave

Parental Leave

Pregnant employees in Armenia receive a total of 140 days fully-paid leave in most cases — 70 before the due date and 70 after — and can be extended to 85 days after birth in the case of complicated childbirth.

New fathers in Armenia are also entitled to 5 days of paid leave within 30 days of the birth. While Armenia currently does not recognize same-sex partnerships, companies may elect to provide their own paid parental leave for parents in same-sex relationships.

Sick Leave

Employers provide paid sick leave for the employee from day 2 to day 5 of sickness. After the 6th day of sickness their pay will be covered by social insurance.

Paid Leave

Armenia has 15 national holidays, and employees are entitled to an additional 20 working days of paid time off per year, accrued at 1.67 days per month. Additionally, employers must provide 3 days of unpaid leave for bereavement and 3 days of unpaid leave in the event of the employee’s marriage.

Wage Requirements and Working Hours

The minimum wage is 68,000 AMD per month, or 406 AMD per hour. Standard working hours in Armenia are 8 hours per day, and 40 hours per week, with a work week from Monday to Friday.

Overtime is calculated at 150% of the standard hourly rate for each hour of overtime worked. If an employee works nights, these are calculated at 130% of the standard hourly rate for each hour of night work.

Termination Process

Process

Employees in Armenia may only be terminated if it’s for one of the reasons outlined in their labor laws — there is no at-will termination in Armenia for employers. These reasons include: employee’s inability to perform the duties of the role, contract expiration, unexcused absences, etc. The reasoning for the termination should be provided to the employee in writing.

Notice Period

Notice periods in Armenia vary greatly and depend on the termination circumstances as well as the tenure of the employee at the company. Employees leaving by mutual agreement with the employer are entitled to 7 days notice. If they are being terminated for another reason, the notice period depends on their tenure at the company:

  • 1 year or less = 2 weeks notice
  • 1-5 years = 35 days notice
  • 5-10 years = 42 days notice
  • 10-15 years = 49 days notice
  • 15+ years = 60 days notice

Severance Pay

In Armenia, severance pay amounts vary depending on the tenure of the employee and the reason for termination. For layoffs and employees made redundant, one month’s salary is the norm. In other situations, two weeks’ salary is the norm, unless an employment agreement stipulates otherwise.

The reason for termination determines the severance pay — for example, if the company is liquidated or the number of employees is reduced, the severance pay is equal to the employee’s average monthly salary equal to 1 month.

If the termination is employee-related, such as for a long-term disability, old age, Military Service, etc, the employment length will determine the severance pay.

Additional Information

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OVERVIEW
Language(s):
Armenian
Currency:
Armenian Dram (AMD)
Capital City:
Yerevan
Population:
2.9 Million
Cost of Living Rank:
75th
VAT (Valued Added Tax):
20%
Employer TaxES
0%
(estimated)

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How employees in Armenia get paid
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Full-time Employees vs Global Contractors

Unlike full-time employees, contractors work on projects with multiple companies at a given time and are technically self-employed. Full-time employees are solely focused on their employer and usually receive benefits (such as health insurance, equity or stock options, and time off) as an additional form of compensation. While it can be cheaper to work with international contractors instead of paying benefits to a full-time employee, you run the risk of misclassification. It's recommended to work with an EOR for contractor onboarding and payments, so you can know that your international contractors are paid compliantly and on time.

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Whenever the employee or employer has a question about benefits, Visas, or anything else related to international employment in Armenia, they can use our platform's chat function to get answers from our team of experts. Every client of Remofirst also receives a dedicated account manager that will serve as a point of contact for global HR support.