To employ your workers in a compliant way locally in Croatia, Boundless holds a temporary agency licence. According to Croatian employment law, that is necessary because a company cannot hire people on behalf of another company unless it has the legal framework to do so, which comes with the licence.
It's important to understand that while Boundless has a temporary agency licence, we do not source talent. Instead, we take legal responsibility for the workers, calculating and paying social security and health insurance contributions, running their payroll, filing taxes, etc.
The mechanics involve a three-party arrangement between the worker, the temp agency and the business benefiting from the work performed. That arrangement comes with two separate agreements - an employment one between the worker and the temp agency and a customer one between the temp agency and the business.
The contract is for a maximum of 36 months. During that time, the employee has access to full statutory employment rights, including paid time off and other forms of paid leave, access to unemployment benefits, and a host of protections.
As the temporary agency licence holder, we establish and maintain the legal employment relationship with the worker. That starts with signing a fixed-term employment agreement with them for a maximum of 36 months.
Every month we calculate the payroll, deduct all mandatory contributions such as the insurance premium, and provide the worker with a payslip.
We file all necessary taxes and pay mandatory contributions to respective authorities.
You sign our standard commercial agreement that we use for most of the countries we are in, which you can end with one month's notice. In addition, you also sign an Employee Assignment Agreement for each employee you hire through us.
The employee signs an employment contract with Boundless before starting employment, explicitly stating that they will perform work for the user employer. The employment agreement needs to be signed with a wet-ink signature before the start date.
If an employee wants to end their employment before the contract end date they will need to send us the resignation letter, stating their resignation and last working day according to the notice.