Hire Employees & Contractors


Compliantly hire your distributed team members in


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Hiring in


isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in


, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in


while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language



Albanian Lek (L, ALL)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

14 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

40.25 (2021)

Statutory Leave

20 days

Sick Leave

No maximum sick days

Maternity Leave

1 year

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like


, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

ALL 30,000 per month

Overtime Pay

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard workweek is from Monday to Friday.

Overtime payment is mandatory. Hours outside of standard work hours are considered overtime.

A maximum of 48 hours of overtime are permitted for each week for employees. A maximum of 200 hours of overtime are permitted each year for employees.Employees are paid either leave or a salary at 125% of their usual wage for overtime. Weekend and holiday overtime is reimbursed at a rate of 150% of the usual wage.

Additional Pay

There is no additional pay detail for Albania.

Payroll Cycle

For Borderless customers, all employee payments will be made in equal monthly installments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • Social security - 15.0%
  • Health Insurance Contribution - 1.7%

Employee Costs & Taxes

The individual income tax ranges from 0% to 23%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates.

  • 0 - 30,000 - 0%
  • 30,000 - 150,000 - 13%
  • Above 150,000- 23%

Employment Information

Termination Process

Albanian terminations can be complicated. For employers after the probationary period, there is no at-will termination; instead, terminations must have a just cause.

Compliant terminations include:

  • Voluntarily by the employee
  • By mutual agreement
  • Unilaterally by the employer based on:
  • Probation period
  • Objective grounds
  • Disciplinary dismissal

Notice period

The minimum notice period is 2 weeks and will be increased according to the length of the employment.

  • 6 months of employment - 2 weeks notice
  • Between 6 months to 2 years of employment - 1 month notice
  • Between 2 to 5 years of employment - 2 months notice
  • Longer than 5 years of employment - 3 months notice

Probation Period

Probation periods are not mandatory. There is no minimum probation period. The maximum probation period is 90 days (3 months).

Severance Details

If the employment connection has lasted a minimum of three years and the contract has been canceled by the employer, all employees in Albania are entitled to seniority pay. For each year of employment, seniority-based severance pay is at least 15 days' wages. It is determined using the wage that was in place at the time the job relationship ended.

In addition to the salary the employee will get during the notice period, the employer who has terminated the contract without reasonable cause is required to pay the employee compensation of up to one year's worth of wages.

Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in


When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Contributions

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