Slovakia: Tougher rules on temporary agency work

Rules on temporary work agencies in Slovakia have been tightened.

On 2 December 2014, parliament approved amendments to Act No. 311/2001 on the Labour Code.

The changes introduce more severe regulation of temporary work agency activities. The rules specify that temporary agency workers and core workers performing the same or similar jobs should have equal wages. The agencies and employers now have joint responsibility for making sure wages are equal.

The new rules also state that jobs considered to be too risky or hazardous should not be performed by temporary agency workers, who are often not sufficiently trained to carry out the tasks.

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