Amendment to the Labour Code

April 9, 2019 Slovakia

By the legally binding and effective wording of the Labour Code 311/2001 Coll. as later amended, employer is not allowed to require confidentiality about the salary and other work conditions from its employees. Employees are free to discuss their work conditions (salary, working time, benefits, vacation, notice period and other) and this right may not be suppressed by any agreement between employer and employee.

Under the last amendment to the Labour code, which came into force on May the 1st 2018, employees are entitled for new surcharges for work during the weekend, on public holidays or for night shifts. As most of these surcharges are related to the minimum wage, which was increased as of January the 1st 2019, it has impact on them as well.

Under the Labour code as amended, the surcharges mentioned above are calculated as a percentage of the minimum hourly wage and will be increased again as of May the 1st 2019.

Minimum monthly wage that employer must guarantee to each employee nowadays is 520€. Employees paid by hourly salary are entitled to minimum of 2,989€ per hour. This affects employees working under agreements on work performance, work agreements and students´ agreements as well.

Surcharge for the work on Saturday as of May the 1st 2019

  • Minimum 50% of the minimum hourly wage – 1,4945€

Surcharge for the work on Sunday as of May the 1st 2019

  • Minimum 100% of the minimum hourly wage – 2,989€

Surcharge for the night shift as of May the 1st 2019

  • Minimum 40% of the minimum hourly wage – 1,1956€

By the effective wording of the Income Tax Act No. 595/2003 Coll. as later amended, employee may apply the tax bonus for each child (under strictly given conditions). The monthly value of the tax bonus in 2019 is 22,17€. As of April the 1st 2019 the tax bonus for child under 6 years of age, the tax bonus is 44,34€.

For more information or for ordering of payroll services please contact:
Maria Hildebrandová
Payroll Consultant
T: +421 911 275 145