Payroll and HR
Administration in Estonia
Estonia – Payroll and HR administration services
Hiring and onboarding employees in Estonia
Onboarding ProcessThe Law on Labor Agreement of Estonia covers the onboarding process in Estonia. Upon concluding a labor agreement shall be registered with Labor Officials of Estonia. The registration creates a tax obligation by the employer and employee.
Probation PeriodAn employer can agree with an employee the maximum trial period that can is four months. In a fixed-term contract concluded for up to eight months, the length of the trial period shall not exceed half of the contract duration. For instance, the trial period of a six-month contract cannot exceed three months.
Health and SafetyThe employer must ensure for the workforce such working conditions that are comfortable and safe. Requirements for work conditions are contained in the “Labor Protection Law” of Estonia. Following the requirements mitigates the risks of damage to the health and safety of the people.
Work permits and Visas in Estonia
Work PermitWork permit for European Union citizen.
If a foreigner is a citizen of the EU and citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland, he/she enter Estonia without a visa. If the employee also wants to work in Estonia for more than three years, you just need to register as an Estonian resident and taxpayer in the Register of the Population Estonia during the first three months of your stay.
Work permit for Non-European Union citizen.
A foreign citizen of a non-EU country needs to obtain a Visa -D for a period of six months. Before an applicant applies to a visa D, the employer needs to register in the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.