Currency
Euro
Payroll Frequency
Representatives are paid month to month and usually on the last day of the month.
Employer Taxes
29.9%

About 

Spain

Spain, located in Europe is a geographically and culturally diverse country. The capital city Madrid, is known as a cheerful and vibrant place.

Overview

Population
47,450,795
Language
Spanish
Capital
Madrid
Currency
Euro
Country code
Min wage
$1,240
Working hours
40 hours per week
Weekdays
Work hours per week

Payroll

Cycle
  • Representatives are paid month to month and usually on the last day of the month.
  • The 13th and 14th salaries are usually pro-rated payments over 12 months and mandatory. However, this is dependent on the collective agreement of the company.
Avg employer tax

Employee Income

  • 19.00% 0 EUR - 12,450 EUR
  • 24.00% 12,451 EUR - 20,200 EUR
  • 30.00% 20,201 EUR - 35,200 EUR
  • 37.00% 35,201 EUR - 60,000 EUR
  • 45.00% 60,000 EUR - 300,000 EUR
  • 47.00% 300,000 EUR and above

Taxation

Tax breakdown - Employer
  • 23.60% Social Security
  • 5.50% (General Type) Unemployment
  • 0.20% Salary Guarantee Fund
  • 0.60% Professional Training
VAT
  • The standard VAT rate in Spain is 21%

Holidays / PTO

Public holidays
  • 1 Jan: Friday, New Year's Day
  • 6 Jan: Wednesday, Epiphany
  • 2 Apr: Friday, Good Friday
  • 1 May: Saturday, Labor Day / May Day
  • 12 Oct: Tuesday, Hispanic Day
  • 6 Dec: Monday, Constitution Day Holiday
  • 8 Dec: Wednesday, Immaculate Conception
  • 25 Dec: Saturday Christmas Day
Sick days
  • The initial 3 days leave are neglected and unpaid.
  • From the fourth to the fifteenth day, the representative qualifies for 60% of the commitment base of the earlier month and is paid by the company.
  • From the sixteenth to the twentieth day, the worker is qualifies for 60% of the commitment base of the earlier month and is paid by the company, who can deduct the sum from the federal retirement aide obligatory installment.
  • From the 21st day onwards, the worker is qualifies for 75% of the commitment base of the earlier month and is paid by the company, who would then be able to deduct the sum from the government managed retirement required installment.
  • Workers can take debilitated surrender for to one year and under one of a kind conditions could extend it to 180 days.
  • The representative qualifies for 75% of the commitment base of the earlier month's compensation when harmed at work.
Maternity leave
  • Mothers are eligible for up to 16 weeks’ maternity leave.
  • The leave can start up to 4 weeks before the expected due date and at least 6 weeks must be taken immediately after the birth of the child.
  • During maternity leave, the employee receives a maternity benefit instead of their typical salary.
  • The maternity benefit is calculated based on the previous month’s contribution (including monthly salary and the proportional part of the extra pay) and is paid by social security.
  • The maternity benefit is capped at 4,070 EUR per month.
  • If the employee’s salary is generally higher than this amount, the employer can decide whether or not to pay the difference.
Paternity leave
  • Fathers are eligible for up to 16 weeks of paid paternity leave.
  • The first 6 weeks should be taken immediately after the birth of the child.
  • Leave can further be extended for two weeks in the case of multiple births.
  • All 16 weeks are 100% paid by the state.

Termination

Termination Process
  • At the end of a temporary contract – the worker is given notice as established in the employment contract.
  • The employee is eligible for a proportional part of extra pay and holidays as well as the compensation of 12 days’ salary per year worked.
  • In the case of voluntary termination by the employee, notice by the employee must be given as outlined in the collective agreement.
  • On their final day the company will pay the amounts corresponding to the payroll and termination.
Notice Period
  • 15 days of notice should be provided, and if notice isn’t given, payment in lieu shall be given.
Severance Pay
  • Employers should compensate 20 days of salary pay per year of service up to 12 months.
  • If dismissal is declared unfair by a judge, the employer may reinstate the employee or pay a statutory severance payment.
  • Employees affected by a redundancy will be entitled to receive a legal severance payment and an advance notice in writing of the termination of the contract.
  • A worker who is dismissed for disciplinary reasons is not entitled to severance pay.
Probation Period
  • This period varies on the Collective Agreement in place at the company.
  • The common practice is two months.
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