PEO/Employer Of record in Greece

Hire staff in Greece while we manage all employment and HR operations. No local company needed! 

PEO/Employer of Record in Greece - Hire Employees Compliantly

We are a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) that provides Employer of Record services in Greece, also known as “employment solutions” or “PEO solutions”.

Many companies opt to outsource their employment to minimize costs and legal risk when expanding their business operations in Greece.

We can help foreign companies navigate through Greek employment laws and requirements, saving you time so you can focus on core business activities.

While all employment, HR, administrative and legal matters are outsourced to us, you are able to have a physical presence in Greece without the need to set-up a legal entity.

Entity Not Required

Foreign clients do not need to register a legal entity in Greece when using PEO services.

100% compliant

We strictly follow official compliance guidelines to ensure a safe legal environment for all clients.

Fast Market Entry

We will help you to hire and onboard employees within one week.

Complete PEO package for efficient and compliant employment

On-board staff in Greece without any risks

Employment and Payroll Regulations in Greece

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Contract To Hire Employees In Greece

Employment contracts don’t have to be presented in writing to be valid. However, conditions of employment must be presented to the employee in writing.

The Labor Code requires that the employee’s benefits, working hours, salaries, and work schedule are provided to the employee.

Immigration Requirements

One of three work permits must be obtained to work in Greece: Non-EU/EEA citizens must obtain a visa to enter Greece and must then obtain a residence permit. EU/EEA citizens don’t need a visa to enter or work in Greece.

HR & Labor

Working hours: Full-time employees will work 40 hours a week.

The 40 hours are typically divided into

(1) 5 days a week and 8 hours a day

(2) 6 days a week and 6 hours and 40 minutes a day.

Employees can typically work 45 hours a week during a 5-day workweek or 48 hours during a 6-day work week. However, they will be guaranteed overtime pay of 120% of usual wages. Moreover, employees are guaranteed a 15-minute break if the workday lasts more than 6 hours.

Minimum working age: Employees must be 15 years old.

Probationary Period

Employment with an open-ended employment agreement is considered to be employed for a probationary period for the first 12 months from the date that it comes into force.

An employment agreement may be terminated without notice and without severance pay. (Unless agreed by the parties.)

Rest & Holiday Leaves

An employee is entitled to a leave of 24 working days if the business operates a six-day working week system.

Or if the business operates a five-day working week system, of 20 working days. The employer is obliged to grant the annual leave by the end of the calendar year.

Social Security

When hiring employees in Greece, social security contributions are mandatory and are to be made to the Unified Social Security Fund (E.F.K.A.).

The below rates apply for E.F.K.A. fund covering salaried employees:

Contribution Rates In Greece

Social insurance in Greece: 16% of employee’s monthly gross salary.

Social insurance in Greece: 25.06% of the employee’s monthly gross salary.

Individual Income Tax & Benefits In Greece

Greece tax withholding is handled as a Pay-As-You-Earn.

Employers are required to withhold income tax from salaries, wages, and other remuneration paid to their employees.

The amounts withheld are determined in accordance with the scale of income tax rates applicable to individuals.

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