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

9 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index


Statutory Leave

20 days

Sick Leave

3 days

Maternity Leave

26 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

EUR 1,656.20 per month.

Overtime Pay

The standard working hours are 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week. Overtime payment is not mandatory and the maximum working hours are 48 hours per week.

Additional Pay

  • Parental leave: Parents with children who are 12 years or older are entitled to 22 weeks' unpaid leave per child.
  • Adoptive leave: Employees who are adopting a child are eligible to 24 weeks of leave.
  • Carer's leave: Employees are entitled to a minimum of 13 weeks and a maximum of 104 weeks of unpaid leave to give full-time care for someone in need. This leave may be supported by social welfare payments.

Payroll Cycle

Employee payments will be made in equal monthly instalments, payable in arrears, on or before the last working day of each calendar month.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 11.05% (8.8% when earnings are below €441): Pay-related social insurance (PRSI)

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 4%: Pay-related social insurance (PRSI)
  • Calculated on a weekly or monthly basis and only applicable to individuals who earn over €13,000 per year: Universal Social Charge (USC)

Employment Information

Termination Process

Termination does not require just cause, however, the employer must comply with the terms of the employee agreement. Termination notice has to be provided in writing.

Notice period

The notice period is determined by the length of employment.

  • Employees with 13 weeks to 2 years tenure: 1 week
  • Employees with 2 to 5 years tenure: 2 weeks
  • Employees with 5 to 10 years tenure: 4 weeks
  • Employees with 10 - 15 years tenure: 6 weeks
  • Employees with 15 years or more tenure: 8 weeks

Probation Period

The probation period is between 3 to 6 months.

Severance Details

Employers have the option to provide payment to employees in lieu of notice. Severance pay is determined by the employee's salary and how long they have been employed by the employer. Severance should be equivalent to 2 weeks of the employee's base salary for every year of employment, with 1 additional week's pay capping at €600 per week.

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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