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Chapter 6

Labour Law

General Issues

Information in this chapter is based on legislation effective as of May 2010.

Working hours

The maximum working week is 40 hours, although in some particularly arduous or hazardous occupations the maximum figure may be lower1).

Overtime work cannot, on average, exceed eight hours per week during a period not exceeding four consecutive months, unless the employer agrees with the employees' representatives on a longer period, which may not exceed twelve consecutive months. The total compulsory overtime work of an employee may not exceed 150 hours in a calendar year. The employer may, in case of real need, agree with the employee on overtime work above this limit, but subject to a maximum of 250 hours per calendar year.

Pensionable age The pensionable age is 62 for both men and women2).

Additional pension insurance

An employer, may provide employees with additional pension insurance3). While an employee cannot require his employer to provide additional pension insurance, both employees and the self-employed may take out a policy themselves.

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Slovak Labour Code Act No. 311/2001 Coll., as amended Act No. 461/2003 Coll. on the Social Insurance, as amended Act No. 123/1996 Coll. on Additional Pension Insurance, as amended


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