Act No. 351/2015 Coll. on cross-border cooperation, in relation to employees who are seconded to perform services, came into effect on June 18. It stipulates certain obligations for EU employers sending intracompany transferees to Slovakia.

The sending employer (based in another EU Member State) is obliged to notify the National Labour Inspectorate (NLI) on the secondment of an employee, no later than the start date of their assignment in Slovakia. The notification obligation can be fulfilled:

  1. Electronically on the NLI registration portal, where the sending company can create an account and administer all data.
  2. By completion of the NLI registration form, which can be mailed or sent via email. More information can be found on the NLI website.

Additionally, the sending company must keep:

  • Administrative records and have an employment contract, or other document, confirming the employment relationship with the assignee
  • Evidence of the assignee’s working hours and pay slips available for an eventual inspection

The new legislation also outlines the definition of illegal employment and encompasses breach of the above requirements. Both home and host-country companies may face a fine from 2,000-200,000 Euros for noncompliance.

This summary was prepared using information obtained from the National Labour Inspectorate.

Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact the Regional Immigration Manager, EMEA, Vladimir Dziak: