A couple of legislative changes that affect working parents, foreign employees and posted employees recently came into effect in Slovenia.
- Slovenian law is now aligned with the requirements of the EU Directive on work-life balance for working parents (2019/1158), which aims to ensure greater gender equality and equal treatment of employees. As of 1 April 2023, parental leave increased from 130 days to 160 days. (60 of those days (compared to 30 prior to the legislative change) are non-transferable parental leave for each parent. Parental leave for fathers was reduced from 30 days to 15.
- From 27 April 2023 foreign employees enjoy a simplified procedure to switch employers in Slovenia and move between job positions. They will no longer be required to obtain a new work permit, only consent from the local employment services office is required.
- Foreign employers must register employees posted to Slovenia with the local employment service starting on 18 April 2023. The lower threshold for social security contribution calculations for employees posted abroad by Slovenian employers will no longer apply as of 1 January 2024.
By Teja Balazic Jerovsek, Partner, Ziga Dolhar, Counsel, Simon Tecco, Senior Associate, Wolf Theiss