Albanian Lek (ALL)
Payroll Frequency
Employer Taxes



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2.862 million
Albania and Kosovo
Albanian Lek (ALL)
Country code
Min wage
Working hours
Work hours per week



The payroll cycle is monthly, and wages must be paid by the last working day of the month when the employee is a salaried employee. For employees who work on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis, payments must be made every 2 weeks.

Avg employer tax

AVG employer Tax


Tax breakdown - Employer

Tax Breakdown Employer



Holidays / PTO

Public holidays

Public Holidays

Sick days

An employee can claim sick leave for the entire time of their illness until their doctor confirms that the employee is able to return.  For the first 14 days of sick leave, the employer is obligated to pay 80% of the employee’s salary.  From the 15th day onward, Social Insurance compensates the employee for 70% of their average salary of the past 6 months.

Maternity leave

Women are entitled to 12 consecutive months of maternity leave.  This includes a minimum of 35 days of leave before the child is born and 63 days after the birth of the child.   Women who carry more than one child are entitled to 390 days of maternity leave.

During maternity leave the Social Insurance compensates the employee for 80% of the average monthly salary from the last 12 months for the first 6 months and 50% for the following 6 months.

Paternity leave

There are no statutory laws regarding paternity leave.


Termination Process

For fixed-term contracts that are expiring, there are no obligations from the employee or employer to undergo any sort of termination process.

If an employer wishes to dismiss an employee, the employer is obligated to deliver prior notice to the employee and within 72 hours must have a meeting with the employee to discuss the reason for termination and allow the employee to present their counterarguments.  Should the employer fail to meet within 72 hours, the employee may be entitled to compensation.

Notice Period
  • 1 months’ notice during the 2 first years of employment
  • 2 months’ notice during 2 to 5 years of employment
  • 3 months’ notice after 5 years of employment
Severance Pay

If the employee has worked more than 3 years, they are entitled to 15 days of severance pay.

Probation Period

3 months

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