Amendment to the Labour Code

On 29 October 2022, a major amendment to the Slovak Labour Code was published, and it applies from 1 November 2022 (the “Amendment”).

The main objective of the Amendment is the transposition of relevant EU directives, namely:

  • Directive (EU) 2019/1152 on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union; and
  • Directive (EU) 2019/1158 on work-life balance for parents and carers and repealing Council Directive 2010/18/EU.

It is intended to increase the predictability and transparency of working conditions so that an employee knows exactly when, to what extent and under what conditions he or she will perform the work. At the same time, the Amendment introduced a few other changes not resulting from the EU directives. We briefly summarize some of the relevant changes – HERE in a PDF document.