Labour relations

Labour relations are regulated by several legislative norms through which the government strives to create a society based on quality employee-employer relations.

The Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic strives to adopt fundamental measures concerning labour relations that will win support with the majority of the population. Their implementation is preceded by broad expert discussion in which representatives of social partners (government, employers and trade unions) are the main participants.

The Labour Code regulates the legal status of employees in the private sphere. Pursuant to the Labour Code, everyone has the right to work and to the free choice of employment, to fair and satisfying working conditions and to protection against arbitrary dismissal. Every employee has these rights without restriction or discrimination.

Pursuant to the Labour Code, the employer is entitled to the free selection of employees. The employer determines the conditions and methods for the implementation of this right, unless otherwise stipulated by this Act, special regulations or any international treaty to which the Slovak Republic is bound.

Labour Code of Slovak Republic (.PDF)







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