Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Slovak Republic as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Slovak Republic: Government to increase minimum wage in 2021

The government has proposed to increase the monthly minimum wage next year from €580 (US$681) to €623 (US$732) …

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Slovak Republic: Fixed-term relaxed

The normal two-year maximum for the fixed-term employment contracts (including renewals) has been modified …

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Slovak Republic: Double taxation agreements with the Czech Republic and South Korea

Amended double taxation agreements have just been established between Slovakia and both the Czech Republic and South Korea …

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Slovak Republic: 71/1992 Coll. Act on court fees

Court fees have now been removed in disputes relating to employment relationships, provided the plaintiff does not act for themselves (Amendment to Act no …

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Slovak Republic: Gazettes regulation setting payment deadline for March, May employer social contributions

If a company’s turnover has fallen by more than 40%, then the deadline for social security contributions (including social insurance premiums and compulsory pension insurance) made by employers for the months of March to May 2020 will be the 31st of December 2020 …

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Slovak Republic: Government to introduce kurzarbeit to help its economy

At a recent meeting of the Economic and Social Council, the government recommended the introduction of a German-style kurzarbeit system …

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Slovak Republic: New gross minimum monthly & hourly pay

The new gross minimum monthly pay for an employee in Slovakia has increased to €580 (US$647) and the minimum hourly wage to €3 …

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Slovak Republic: Sports voucher

The Labour Code has been amended to allow employers to contribute to the sporting activities of employees’ children …

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Slovak Republic: Annual leave for employees under the age of 33

Employees under the age of 33 are now allowed a minimum of five weeks annual leave if they care for one or more children on a permanent basis …

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Slovak Republic: Annual health and safety reports submission deadline

Although employers were formerly obliged to submit their annual health and safety reports to the Office of Public Health (UVZ) concerning category two employees by January 15th 2020, the UVZ has indicated that it will remain open for submissions until the 28th of February 2020 …

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Slovak Republic: Workers earn more for night shifts, weekends and holidays

With effect from May 1st, 2019 employees working on Saturdays are now entitled to an additional payment of at least 50% of the statutory minimum wage per hour and Sunday workers entitled to a salary premium of 100% of the minimum wage per hour …

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Slovak Republic: New holiday vouchers are now mandatory for larger employers

Since January 1st 2019, employers with 49+ staff have been under an obligation to offer their employees a highly paternalistic holiday allowance known as “holiday voucher” …

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Slovak Republic: Minimum wage to be hiked in 2019

With effect from 2019 the national minimum wage will rise by 8 …

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Slovak Republic: Employers must now include the base salary of a job when advertising it

All employers must now include the base salary of a job when advertising it …

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Slovak Republic: Trade unionists at PSA Peugeot announce strike alert

Failed mediation efforts at PSA Peugeot Groupe’s Trnava plant has resulted in unions threatening strike action …

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