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How to Hire Workers in Croatia | Employer of Record (EOR) in Croatia

Expand your business into Croatia with confidence using our Employer of Record (EOR) services. We handle all aspects of local employment, including payroll, benefits, and compliance with Croatian labor laws. Our personalized approach ensures that your business operations in Croatia run smoothly, giving you peace of mind as you grow your presence in this dynamic market.

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Croatia, known for its beautiful coastline, rich history, and welcoming culture, is an attractive destination for businesses looking to expand internationally. TCWGlobal simplifies the process of hiring in Croatia, offering personalized services tailored to your specific needs.

With a population of over 4 million people, Croatia boasts a skilled and educated workforce. From the historic streets of Dubrovnik to the stunning beaches of the Dalmatian Coast, Croatia offers a unique blend of culture, history, and natural beauty.

When it comes to expanding your business into Croatia, TCWGlobal understands the importance of compliance and local regulations. Our team of experts ensures that your workforce is fully compliant, allowing you to focus on growing your business.

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By partnering with TCWGlobal, you can rest assured that your expansion into Croatia will be seamless and successful. Our comprehensive services, combined with our local expertise, make us the ideal partner for businesses looking to expand into this dynamic market.
Worker Classifications

There are no official subcategories of Workers in Croatia.

Fixed-Term Contracts

Fixed term contracts are permitted in Croatia. Consecutive fixed term contracts may be concluded only for an objective reason and must not exceed three years total. If a Worker continues working after the expiration of a fixed term contract, that contract will be considered converted to indefinite. Fixed term contracts may only be terminated for reasons outlined in the contract.

Probationary Periods

Probationary periods up to six months with a seven-day notice period for termination are permitted in Croatia.


In Croatia, Workers recognize 14 paid public holidays. Workers should not be required to work on a public holiday unless there is a special business need. If work is performed on a public holiday, it should be compensated at a premium.


Workers are entitled to at least four weeks of paid vacation each year. Leave is generally acquired after six months of continuous work. Workers cannot ‘cash out’ their vacation. Vacation time does roll over to the next year, but must be taken by 30 June the following calendar year.

Sick Leave

Workers are entitled to paid leave for injury or illness, which is generally compensated by the employer for up to 42 days. The employer is still liable for payment after that period, but may apply for reimbursement from the Croatian Health Insurance Fund (HZZO).

Working Hours

A regular workweek is 40 hours. Workers are entitled to at least 24 consecutive hours of rest each week, which generally is taken on Sundays. Work performed on a rest day should be compensated at a premium.


Overtime is only permitted in extraordinary circumstances and should be compensated at a premium as outlined by the collective agreement or employment contract.


Except in cases of serious breach of duties or other extraordinary circumstances, Workers are entitled to written notice of termination specifying the reason for the termination. Pay in lieu is permitted. The length of notice required depends upon the Workers’ length of service as outlined, below: 0 – 1 year: two weeks; 1 – 2 years: one month; 2 – 5 years: one months and one week. After two years of service, Workers are entitled to severance pay. The amount depends upon their length of service.


Workers must follow the same notice requirements in order to resign, but they are not required to state a reason for resigning.

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