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Remuneration Payment Time and Place

Viimati uuendatud: 21.02.2017

The employee must know what taxes the employer pays and deducts from their remuneration. The employee must also be informed about the date on which the remuneration is paid (salary day). These details can either be stated in the contract of employment, or the employee can be informed otherwise, but in writing.

Remuneration is paid at least once a month, as a transfer to the bank account specified by the employee. The parties can also agree that the remuneration is paid out in cash.

If the employee works under special conditions, they get a higher remuneration for the corresponding time period as compensation.

Remuneration is higher in the following cases:

  • overtime – 1.5 x the regular salary, if an agreement for monetary compensation exists;
  • night shifts – 1.25 x the regular salary. If the employee is paid minimum wage, the salary must be higher with the night shift remuneration;
  • twice the regular salary for working on a public or national holiday.

The employee is paid remuneration for executing work tasks. It is also prescribed legally that the employer must pay remuneration to the employee when:

  • the employer does not give work to the employee but the employee is ready to carry out work tasks;
  • the employee fulfils tasks that are not agreed upon in the contract of employment but are necessary for the employer;
  • the employee is not able to take care of work tasks due to an unexpected and unpostponable personal reason.

Remuneration, as well as performance pay and rewards for economic results, if these have been agreed upon, cannot be decreased without the employee’s consent.

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