A new Labour Code came into effect in the Slovak Republic on 1 April 2002
(SK0206101N ). The Code had been approved by the National Council of the
Slovak Republic on 2 July 2001 and was published in the Collection of Laws as
No. 311/ 2001.
As of 1 April 2002, a new Labour Code for the private sector and new labour
legislation for the public sector came into force in the Slovak Republic. The
previous Labour Code (adopted in 1965), amended more than 30 times, played a
very important role in providing a comprehensive codification of employment
and working conditions in Czechoslovakia, and as from 1 January 1993 (the
date that the independent Slovak Republic was established) in Slovakia, too.
It applied to all employees and employers equally, regardless of whether they
were active in companies conducting a business or in public organisations.