Slovakia

28. 6. 2012

The document contains detailed information on terms of posting workers to EU member states including local conditions of employment. Each member state is described its notification duty, competent institutions for particular steps incl. contacts, data to be notified, sanctions for not complying with the regulations, etc.

Notification duty

Notification of posted workers is not obligatory in Slovakia. Files of employees are kept by the company where employees are posted.

Notification office

All foreigners staying in Slovakia must comply with provisions of the Act no. 48/2002 Coll., on stay of foreigners

The law stipulates the obligation of foreigners, also the posted ones, to register with a police department of the Alien Police appropriate to the place of residence in case the length of work/posting exceeds 90 days.

The following documents must be enclosed to the application:

  • identity card
  • 2x photo
  • a fee of 4.50 € excepting citizens of the CR,
  • document on accommodation (a certified affirmation of accommodation is required in case of accommodation in private)

Tax office where posted employees must register when exceeding 183 days in Slovakia

Tax Office Bratislava I.
Address: Radlinského 37
P.O.Box: 89
817 89 Bratislava

tel.: 02/57378111 (operator); 02/57378119 (public service)
fax: 02/57378900
e-mail: du.ba1@ba.drsr.sk

Period of notification of posting

EEA citizens must notify the police department of the commencement, place and the assumed length of the stay within 10 working days from the entry day unless the accommodation facility does so. An EEA citizen is allowed to stay on the territory of Slovakia without any other obligations for a period of 3 months from the entry day.

A foreign national is obliged to submit an application for registration to the Tax Office Bratislava 1 at least one day prior to the commencement of the work in Slovakia.

Sanctions for failure to notify

No

Notification form

No

Data to be notified

No

Maximum length of working time

An average weekly working time including overtime must not exceed 48 hours.

Minimum length of a rest period

An employer is obliged to schedule the working time so that an employee has a minimum rest period of 12 consecutive hours within 24 hours between the end of one shift and the beginning of another shift. Young employees are entitled to a rest period of at least 14 hours within 24 hours.

Minimum length of holidays

Basic holidays are 4 weeks. Employees being employed, by the end of the calendar year, at least for 15 years and being over 18 are entitled to 5 weeks of holidays.

Minimum wage

Since January 1, 2010, the minimum salary is 307.70 € a month (1.768 € per hour).

Documents to be available at the place of pursuance of work

  • E 101 or E 102 form
  • EHIC – European Health Insurance Card
  • identification document

Natural and legal persons are obliged to provide information to the labour inspection upon request. An employer must submit a document on the legal relationship of persons staying at work premises.

Necessity to translate documents

Not required in case of posting workers from the Czech Republic; a contract between the company posting workers and the client is taken into account.

Obligation to store the documents

Documents proving tax and insurance payments shall be stored for ten years.

Obligation to entrust a responsible representative

No

Obligation to entrust a responsible representative for receiving papers

No

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