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



Euro (€, EUR)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

6 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

$$ (40 of 140)

Statutory Leave

20 days

Sick Leave

3 days

Maternity Leave

17 weeks (8 weeks prior to birth and 9 weeks after)

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

The minimum wage in Greece is 780 EUR per month.

Overtime Pay

Working hours are typically 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. Monday through Friday is the standard workweek. However, if both parties agree, the standard working hours can be 6.4 hours per day, Monday through Saturday.

Overtime payment is required for contracts with a salary of up to EUR 7,800 per year. Overtime pay is not required for contracts that pay more than the minimum wage.

Overtime is defined as hours worked outside of normal working hours. Before working extra hours, the employer and employee must reach an agreement on the number of hours, and the employer must submit the request to the Labor Agency. Employees are compensated for working extra hours in the following ways:

  • 120% of the hourly rate, for the first 5 hours.
  • 140% of the hourly rate, for the following hours.
  • 125% of the hourly rate, for any night shift.

Additional Pay

Thirteenth and fourteenth-month salaries are mandatory in the private sector, paid at Christmas, Easter, and in the Summer.

Payroll Cycle

For all Borderless customers, 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

  • 22.29%: Social Security

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 13.87%: Social Security
  • 9 - 44%: Personal Income Tax

Employment Information

Termination Process

Employee contracts can be terminated if a just cause is established, such as dishonesty, negligence, fraud, or any other work-related offenses.

Notice period

Notice periods in Greece depend on employees’ tenure within the employer’s organization.

  • Employed for 12 months to 2 years: 1 month
  • Employed for two years to 5 years: 2 months
  • Employed for 5 years to 10 years: 3 months
  • Employed for 10+ years: 4 months

Probation Period

In the case of an indefinite-term employment contract, the probationary period may not exceed 12 months, during which time the contract may be terminated without due notice and without any compensation for dismissal, unless the parties agree otherwise.

Severance Details

Severance payments in Greece are determined by the employee's tenure with the employer's organization, ranging from none for employees who have worked less than a year to 24 months of monthly wages for employees who have worked with the same employer for at least 28 years.

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

Learn how to hire quickly and easily in


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