Global Compliance Desk – Slovakia

Extra Pay for Night Work, Work on Weekends and Holidays
Prior to the amendment to the Labour Code, employers did not have to pay wage supplements for work performed during weekends. The first phase of Slovakia’s reform of wages for night and weekend working took effect on 1 May 2018. The second phase took effect on May 1, 2019, which is as follows:

  • At least 50% of the minimum hourly wage for work during Saturdays;
  • At least 100% of the minimum hourly wage for work during Sundays;
  • At least 40% of the minimum hourly wage for work during night shifts;
  • At least 50% of the minimum hourly wage for work during night shifts in case of high-risk jobs; and
  • At least 100% of the minimum hourly wage for work during public holidays.

If work must be performed during Saturdays, Sundays or during the night due to its nature or inevitable operating conditions, employers may agree on lower supplements in:

  • A collective agreement; or
  • Directly in employment agreements, if the employer has less than 20 employees and does not have a trade union organization.

Where most work is performed at night, employers and employees may agree in the collective agreements or directly in the work agreements for (if no unions are active and they have less than 20 employees) lower extra pay for night work than it is stated by law, however at least 35%. Similarly, employers, where the nature of the work or operating conditions require work to be performed regularly over weekends, will be able to agree in the collective agreements or directly in the work agreements (if no unions are active and they have less than 20 employees) lower extra pay than it is stated by law, minimum of 45% in case of Saturday´s work and minimum 90% in case of Sunday´s work.

Kalyani Kutty
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Kalyani Kutty
A labor and employment lawyer at Replicon who specializes in global compliance. Replicon provides award-winning products that make it easy to manage your workforce. Replicon is an industry leader in global compliance and has a dedicated team which pro-actively monitors international labor regulations for ensuring proper adherence with specific country rule requirements.
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