Hire in Spain

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Planning the expansion of your remote team into Spain can be daunting, but with the right approach, it can be a smooth and rewarding process. At Teamed, we make global employment a breeze.

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Hiring in Spain

Currency: Euro
Annual Leave
Spoken languages
Catalan 15%
English 12%
Ease of doing business:

30 out of 190*
Cost of Living:

54 out of 146*
13th & 14th Salary
With Teamed you can pro-rata this to the monthly payments.
Payroll frequency
Most employees are paid monthly.
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Teamed is the best Employer of Record for hiring in Europe and beyond.

You need a partner that  won't let you down.

With Teamed, hiring in Spain becomes seamless through our Employer of Record (EOR) solution, offering comprehensive support in payroll, compliance, benefits, and legalities for you.
  • 24/5 (Human) support - ready to onboard your new hires within 24 hours.

  • We manage your international payroll & local contracts - 100% compliant & hassle free.

  • Affordable EOR from 400€ per employee - No hidden fees and without a hefty price attached.

Hiring in Spain with Teamed was a breeze

“Through our working abroad policy, we’ve been able to give employees a flavour for living in Spain and experiencing new things, while still remaining employed by MyTutor.”
Michael Cole
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The Teamed hiring process

Step 1
Find the talent and meet Teamed

You've found the talent and are ready to hire them as a Spanish employee or a contractor. This is where Teamed as your Employer of Record (EOR) can hire and pay the talent for you.

Step 2
Receive proposal and sign the MSA

After meeting with our hiring experts, you'll have a simulation with the specific employment costs calculated and a Master Service Agreement (MSA) to sign.

step 3
Welcome to Teamed: The kick-off call

Time for your onboarding call with your own customer success manager. During this stage you'll get access to the Teamed platform and you will have an opportunity to ask any questions.

Step 4
Employee onboarding and signed contract

We onboard your employee and take them through the contract. We facilitate and concerns or questions.

Step 5
Employee starts at your business

Your employee is now ready to start working in their new role in your business.

Hiring Insights for Spain

Please read through our frequently asked questions regarding hiring in Spain. We've listed the most common questions and answers below.

Sickness Cover

For work-related incapacity due to sickness or injury you can have up to 1 year off. From day 4 to 20 you are paid 60% of your salary after this Social Security will pay 75%.

Parental Leave

16 Weeks maternity and paternity leave paid by Social Security. In addition there is 1hr per day child support until 9 months which is paid by the employer.

Annual Leave

Employees are entitled to 22 working days of annual leave plus 14 public holidays. While the general practice permits unused leave to be carried over until the 31st of March, alternative arrangements can be negotiated.

Marriage Holiday Allowance

When you tie the knot, you're entitled to 15 consecutive days off, starting from the first working day following your wedding. So, if your employee says "I do" on a Saturday, their well-deserved break kicks off on Monday.

Health Insurance

Partnering with Mapfre, we offer a health insurance plan at a base price of €52 per month. This plan allows for up to €500 per annum in tax benefits, ensuring both health security and financial efficiency for your employees.

Private Pension

Given the tax implications and restricted access to funds before retirement, private pensions are not widely regarded as appealing benefits in Spain. As an alternative, a flexible cash allowance is commonly considered, providing immediate value and versatility to employees.

Meal Cards

We can offer meal cards, which come with tax benefits for the first €11 per working day used through the card. This benefit offers a tangible daily value to employees.

Custom Benefits

Our team can build custom benefits packages based on the specific needs of our customers whilst ensuring that the benefits will stay 100% compliant.

The Beckham Law

The Beckham Law is Spain's tax incentive for expats, allowing them to pay a reduced flat tax rate of 24% on Spanish-sourced income for the first 6 years, instead of the progressive tax rate on global income.

This law aims to attract international talent by offering significant tax savings.Flat 24% tax rate on incomes up to €600,000; 45% thereafter.

Designed for foreign workers, including those in managerial positions or performing remote work, and their families.

Excludes self-employed individuals and professional athletes; specific conditions apply for eligibility and application.

Probation and Notice

General Probation Rules:

The maximum probation period for qualifying positions, typically senior-level roles, is 6 months, with 3 months being the most common duration.

Notice Periods: Notice periods during and after probation can be mutually agreed upon by the employee and employer. However, in case of a dispute, the law mandates minimums: no notice during probation and 15 days after probation for both parties.

Fixed Term Contracts

In Spain, fixed-term contracts are permitted only for very specific reasons, such as workload increases or employee substitution (e.g., maternity leave).


For Workload Increase: These contracts can extend up to six months within a 12-month frame. If initially signed for less than six months, they can be extended once.

For Substitution: Last as needed to cover the absent employee.


At Teamed, we streamline the termination process in Spain, ensuring compliance with country laws and applicable agreements. Our tailored support includes:

Efficient Communication:
Leading termination discussions and facilitating agreements with professionalism and empathy.

Navigating Complex Laws: Expert handling of individual dismissals and company-wide redundancies, with special attention to local requirements.

Managing Dismissals: Guidance on different types of dismissals, including severance calculations and formal procedures.

Financial and Legal Precision: Accurate final settlements and seamless handling of statutory requirements, ensuring a dignified exit process.

"During a tough time, Teamed was our anchor. They guided us through the complexities of downsizing with empathy and expertise." Shivani, from Pixelynx

Visa Support

We're sorry that we can't sponsor visas in Spain right now, but don't worry!

When you join us for a demo, our warm and knowledgeable global employment experts will be thrilled to point you in the right direction and help you find the support and resources you need.

Charges & fees?  With Teamed there are no hidden charges

At Teamed, transparency is paramount. We pride ourselves on never imposing additional fees. That means no extra FX fees, no additional onboarding fees—just clear, upfront pricing. What we agree upon is precisely what you'll pay.

When will I be invoiced the first time?

Your first invoice will be issued during the month your first employee/contractors has been onboarded. This means that if an employee starts on the 12th of February, the first invoice will be issued by the end of February.

Are there deposits for employees?

Our standard procedure involves requesting a deposit from our customers, typically equivalent to the employee's first month's salary, as a precautionary measure. This practice ensures our ability to consistently fulfil our legal obligation to pay employees promptly.

How does invoicing work?

With Teamed, you'll get one invoice in your chosen currency with itemised list by employees. Your employees and contractors get paid in their local currencies.

"No hitches, all straight forward and without a hefty price tag! Thank you!”

Julia Mardell

Operations Director, Classic Folios