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Slovakia: Redundant employees entitlement to public support

Slovakia
Phase: Management
Type:
Redundant employees entitlement to public support
Last modified: 02 September, 2021
Native name:

Zakon c. 5/2004 o službách zamestnanosti, v zneni neskoresich predpisov; Zakon c. 461/2003 o socialnom poisteni, v zneni neskorsich predpisov

English name:

Act No. 5/2004 on employment services, as amended; Act No. 461/2003 on social insurance, as amended

Article

13, 32, 38, 40, 44, 46, 48, 49 (5/2004); 104, 105, 107, 108 (461/2003)

Description

The appropriate employment office of the headquarters of Employment, Social Affairs and Family (ÚPSVaR) informs redundant employees about available vacant jobs and assists them in finding a suitable job as soon as possible. If needed, the employment office, in cooperation with the job seekers, ensures their participation in skill development training courses necessary for getting the new job. The employment office can cover up to 100% of the cost of training. Job seekers registered at least for three month can also obtain a financial allowance to start work as self-employed.

Dismissed unemployed employees can also receive unemployment benefits. Unemployed employees insured with the Social Insurance Agency that have been paying compulsory contributions (including contributions to the unemployment fund paid by employers as well as by employees in the amount of 1% of the assessment base - in total 2%) for at least two out of last four years before registering as a job seeker are entitled to unemployment benefits. Unemployment benefits are provided for six months. The benefit consists of 50% of the daily assessment base - employee's average daily wage in the last two years (it is, however, limited by the maximum assessment base, which is two-times the average monthly wage in the economy).

Comments

In practice, registered job seekers can use the unemployment benefits alternatively. After a period of three months, the beneficiary has the option of either continuing to receive the benefit for the next three months (as a maximum) or to cancel his or her registration as a job seeker and obtain a bonus in amount of the 50% of the due benefit.

Cost covered by
  • Employee
  • Employer
  • National government
Involved actors other than national government
  • Public employment service
  • Other
Involvement others
Social Insurance Agency
Thresholds
No, applicable in all circumstances
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