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Montenegro

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Employer of Record (EOR) in Montenegro

What you'll learn

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

Montenegro is a small Balkan country in southeast Europe, bordered by Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania, and Croatia. The country has an upper-middle-income economy and is currently in the process of joining the European Union. The mountains of Montenegro are some of the most rugged terrains in Europe, and the country is considered a hot spot for biological diversity.

Paid Leave and Statutory Leave

Parental Leave

Pregnant employees in Montenegro are entitled to 98 days of paid maternity leave, with 28 days taken before the due date and 70 days after the birth. Employees can use parental leave after the maternity leave for a total of 365 days, with each parent entitled to part of the leave. Paternity leave is taken from this parental leave.

Sick Leave

Employees can receive sick leave, paid at 70% of the salary by the employer for the first 60 days, and then by social security after that.

Paid Leave

There are 13 public holidays in Montenegro, and employees can receive 20 days of paid time off each year (24 days if they work 6-day weeks). Employees can also receive paid leave for marriage, bereavement, or professional examinations.

Wage Requirements and Working Hours

The minimum wage in Montenegro is EUR 532.50 per month, with a standard workweek of 40 hours per week at 8 hours per day. Overtime work has a maximum of 10 hours per week, paid out at a minimum of 140% of the regular salary.

Termination Process

Process

Employers can terminate contracts with just cause, and written notice and explanation for the termination. If the reason for the termination is misconduct, a warning needs to be given so the employee has a chance to explain their actions.

Notice Period

A written notice is required at least 30 days before the termination, unless the contract or a collective agreement states otherwise.

Severance Pay

Severance pay requirements are usually outlined in the employment contract or collective agreement, and should be at least 3x the monthly salary.

Additional Information

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OVERVIEW
Language(s):
Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian, Croatian
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Capital City:
Podgorica
Population:
628,000
Cost of Living Rank:
93rd
VAT (Valued Added Tax):
19%
Employer TaxES
8.3%
(estimated)

★  5.5% - Pension and Disability

★  2.3% - Health Insurance

★  0.5% - Unemployment Insurance

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How Remofirst employs in Montenegro

It can be prohibitively expensive to establish an entity in every country you want to hire talent in, so Remofirst will hire and pay your employee on your behalf while you manage their daily duties. Remofirst will handle formal HR procedures and employment contracts that adhere to local laws, so that you can simply approve invoices via our platform. When you work with an Employer of Record (EOR) you can compliantly hire the best employees around the world.

How employees in Montenegro get paid
Your employee's hours, time off, holidays, bonuses, and commissions are automatically calculated into payroll. Remofirst will invoice you in either US Dollars (USD), Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), Canadian Dollars (CAD), or Singapore Dollars (SGD) around the 15th of each month to make sure your employees in Montenegro are paid on time in Euro (EUR). To make it even easier, you can summarize your entire global team's salaries to aggregate them into one payment (instead of many individual payments).
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.

Dependable support for employees
Whenever the employee or employer has a question about benefits, Visas, or anything else related to international employment in Montenegro, 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.