Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hire Employees & Contractors

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Compliantly hire your distributed team members in

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Hiring in

Bosnia and Herzegovina

isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in

Bosnia and Herzegovina

, 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

Bosnia and Herzegovina

while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language

Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian


Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark (KM, BAM)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

22 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index


Statutory Leave

20 days

Sick Leave

5 days

Maternity Leave

1 year

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like

Bosnia and Herzegovina

, 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

BAM 596 per month in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina; BAM 700 in Republika Srpska

Overtime Pay

Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week.

Additional Pay

There is no additional pay detail for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Payroll Cycle

On or before the last working day of the month, all employee payments will be made in equal monthly installments and will be paid in arrears.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 6%: Pensions & invalid insurance
  • 4%: Health insurance
  • 0.5%: Unemployment insurance

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Employee Costs & Taxes

10%: Flat rate

Employment Information

Termination Process

Termination of employee agreement requires a written notice and a just cause.

Notice period

The minimum notice period is 14 days and the maximum notice period is 3 months.

Probation Period

The maximum probation period in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 3 months.

Severance Details

Severance pay must be paid out when the employer terminates the employment agreement after the employee has been employed for 2 consecutive years and when the employment agreement was set for an indefinite time period.

Severance pay cannot be less than 1/3 of the employee's monthly salary for each year of employment.

Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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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Bosnia and Herzegovina

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