Slovak Law at a glance
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Slovak labour law is codified in one codex – the Labour Code. Special acts regulate only marginal and related matters (e.g. minimum wage, collective bargaining, employment via temporary work agencies, or some aspects of employee posting). Collective labour law is not as important in Slovakia as it is in Germany or France. It has neither tradition nor are the trade unions strong enough in a majority of industrial sectors. Next to the standard employment contract, the Labour Code allows for so-called “agreements”. These are: Agreement on work performance (350 hours/year for one employer at most),Temporary student job agreement (20 hours/week in average, student status required, only students up to 26 years of age),Agreement on work activities (10 hours/week at most). These are more...