Guide to employment, payroll and benefits in

San Marino

Rivermate offers complete payroll, benefits and compliance services for

San Marino

01. Overview

Last updated: 

August 19, 2021

San Marino
Ease of doing business
GDP growth

02. Grow your team in

San Marino

with Rivermate

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in

San Marino

, particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in

San Marino

effectively, conveniently, and in full compliance with all relevant labor laws using Rivermate's global employment solution. We handle the responsibilities and legal risks associated with foreign employment so you can concentrate on growing your company.

03. Summary

San Marino, also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, is a tiny country in southern Europe that is entirely surrounded by Italy. San Marino has a population of 33,562 people and is located on the northeastern side of the Apennine Mountains. It has a land area of just over 61 km2 and a population of just over 61 km2. San Marino is the capital, and Dogana is the largest settlement. The capital is located on a steep mountain at the country's highest point. Although Italian is the official language of San Marino, Romagnol is the historical language that is still spoken informally. Saint Marinus, a stonemason from the then-Roman island of Rab in modern-day Croatia, is the country's name. Marinus, who was born in AD 275, helped to rebuild Rimini's city walls after they were destroyed by Liburnian pirates. Marinus went on to establish an autonomous monastic community on Monte Titano in AD 301, making San Marino the world's oldest extant sovereign state and constitutional republic. San Marino's politics are governed by its constitution, which requires the parliament to elect two Captains Regent every six months. The Captains Regent have equal powers and are free to exercise them before their term ends, within the bounds of the constitution and parliamentary legislation. Finance, manufacturing, services, and tourism are the mainstays of the country's economy. It has a GDP per capita equivalent to the most developed European regions, making it one of the richest countries in the world. Its economy is thought to be very stable. It has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, no national debt, and a budget surplus until February 2021.

04. Public holidays

05. Types of leave

Paid time off

Public holidays

Sick days

Maternity leave

Paternity leave

Parental leave

Other leave

06. Employment termination

Termination process

If you terminate an employment connection before to the expiration of a fixed-term contract or waive the notice time specified in a permanent contract, you may be required to pay severance.

You are not required to pay severance if you fire an employee for cause, such as theft, violation of contract, harassment, or other misbehavior. Additionally, you may terminate employees subject to redundancy without providing notice or paying severance wages.

Notice period

The only notice periods that are mandatory are those specified in each employee's contract.

Severance pay

Severance typically includes all wages earned during the notice period, bonuses, and any other payments stipulated in the employment contract.

Probation period

All non-at-will management employees shall serve a twelve-month probationary period following their appointment to a management position, unless the City Manager extends the probationary period further.

07. Working hours


In San Marino, the standard workweek consists of six days and eight hours per day. Working on a weekly rest day does not always result in higher pay.


For night work, employees are entitled to 135% of their standard wage and 126.35% of their standard wage for overtime.

Employees are free to request that their employees complete work during the night, after their standard shift, or on their rest day. However, the employee must consent to working hours that differ from those specified in their employment contract's schedule and expectations.

08. Minimum wage


The minimum wage in San Marino varies by industry, with the lowest amount being 1,501.49 euros per month, or roughly $1,785.

09. Employee benefits


Residents who contribute to social security are entitled for free health care. As an employer, you withhold your employees' contributions and make your own payments.

The ISS also helps people who are sick, handicapped, or retired, as well as their families. Individualized services are provided to residents via public health facilities and other organizations, and the quality of treatment and economic advantages are unparalleled.

While not required, comprehensive benefits packages and significant incentives are effective tools for recruiting top personnel. Furthermore, many people rely on private insurance for prompt, high-quality medical treatment.

10. Why Rivermate as your Employer of Record / PEO?

Establishing an entity in

San Marino

to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in

San Marino

has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into

San Marino

simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record solutions in

San Marino

give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business.

Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in

San Marino

via our Employer of Record / PEO solution.

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