Recent news

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

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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Slovak Republic: Inspection in the construction industry

A suspicion of bid rigging for public tenders has led to the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic (NCA) recently raiding the premises of several large construction companies …

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Slovak Republic: Personal Data Protection Act to come into force

A new Personal Data Protection Act will come into force on the 25th of May to incorporate the requirements of the GDPR …

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Slovak Republic: Major changes took place in labour code

Some major changes have just taken place in the Slovak Labour Code …

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Slovak Republic: Embraco and trade unions reached collective agreement

The compressor and condenser manufacturing company Embraco has reached a new collective agreement with local trade unions …

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Slovak Republic: Minimum wage to be hiked

Commencing January the 1st 2018, the minimum wage in Slovakia will rise 10 …

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Slovak Republic: Bill to get more for working nights, holidays

A government-sponsored parliamentary Bill awaiting approval would modify the Labour Code by increasing the wage surcharge for night work from 20% to 50% of an employee’s own basic minimum wage (S123 …

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