Employment is highly regulated in Spain, and labour inspections do occur. It can be very expensive for you to fire an employee in Spain if you haven't followed the proper procedures. We recommend that you read our guide to hiring employees in Spain.
Some reasons to use Strong Abogados for your payroll service in Spain:
If you already have a payroll provider, we will take care of the transition at no additional cost.
Guide to hiring employees in Spain
Guide to a Spanish payslip, with sample payslip
Paid leave of absence in Spain
Maternity and paternity leave in Spain
Firing an employee in Spain
Types of work contracts, with samples
A guide to the regulation of occupational hazards in Spain
ERTE in Spain for the coronavirus
For foreign employees: the Ministry of Employment's guide to working in Spain
What corporate setup do I need to hire employees in Spain?
As an employer in Spain, how much will I pay to social security?
What are the holidays in Spain?
We are a Swiss company and we are going to open a call center in Barcelona to serve our European (non-Spanish) clients. Can we apply our Swiss labour laws to our non-Spanish employees?
My company is sending UK citizens to Spain to work there for 18 months. Will they be liable for taxes in Spain?
I work for a UK company. I plan to move to Spain and continue to do consulting for the company. Can I be self-employed (autónomo) in Spain, and send the company invoices for my work?
In Spain, can employees can be transferred using Form E101?
I am a foreigner working in Spain. My company is paying into the Spanish social security system. Can this be transferred into my native country's system?
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*These percentages may be slightly different depending on your work contract.
**Salary guarantee in case of bankruptcy; professional studies; additional amount based on the employee's professional classification.
Note that these percentages only apply up to a maximum gross salary of roughly 36,000€. In other words, 14,000€ is about the maximum you will pay in social security per employee per year.
What the employee pays is included in the gross paycheck; what the employer pays is not. So the employer can calculate the total cost of an employee as the gross paycheck + 31,6% (assuming a simple payslip where the base amount for social security is equal to the gross paycheck).
(In the government's Social Security site, you can search for "Calendario laboral", but this list no longer shows local holidays in Spain.)