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



Hungarian forint (Ft, HUF)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

11 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

$$ (79 of 139 nations)

Statutory Leave

20 days

Sick Leave

15 days

Maternity Leave

24 weeks

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 Hungary is HUF 232,000 per month.

Overtime Pay

The standard working hours in Hungary are 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week. Overtime payment is mandatory and employees can work a maximum of 4 hours of overtime per day and 8 hours of overtime per week.

Overtime hours worked on weekdays are paid an additional salary of 50% and overtime hours worked on holidays and weekends are paid an additional salary of 100%.

Additional Pay

Employees with children are entitled to receive additional paid leave. Employees with one child are eligible to 2 additional days, employees with 2 children are eligible to 4 additional days, and employees with more than 2 children are eligible to 7 additional days.

Payroll Cycle

Employee payments must be paid on a monthly basis.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 13%: Social Security Contribution
  • 18.5%: Employee Social Security Contribution
  • 31.5%: Total estimated cost

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 15%: Personal Income Tax 
  • 18.5%: Social Security Contribution

Employment Information

Termination Process

Termination in Hungary requires a written reason and must be stated clearly.

Notice period

The minimum notice period is 30 days and is increased based on the length of the employment. The following are the notice period with respect to the length of the employment:

  • Up to 2 years of employment: 30 days
  • 3 years of employment: 35 days
  • 5 years of employment: 50 days
  • 10 years of employment: 55 days
  • 15 years of employment: 60 days
  • 18 years of employment: 70 days
  • 20 years of employment: 90 days

Probation Period

Probation periods are not mandatory and there is no minimum probation period. Probation period is capped at 90 days.

Severance Details

Severance pay is determined by the length of employment and the age of the employee. Severance pay ranges from one month's salary to nine months' salary.

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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