Types of employment contracts in Slovakia

31st Oct 2022

There are two main types of working contracts in Slovakia : classic work contract (full-time) and non-employment agreements. Naturally, there are some differences between them, as well as three variants of non-employment agreements you can choose from. Let’s try to figure out the main attributes of each of them.

Work contract

Or so-called, ‘trvalý pracovný pomer’ - is the most popular working contract for full-time employment. You can negotiate with your employer on a variety of working hours. The standard contract is full-time employment, but it can also be part-time - 30 hours or 25 hours per week etc.

Main advantages to work on this type of contract:

  1. Your employer pays medical and social insurance for you,
  2. You are entitled to have a holiday, sick days etc.,
  3. Different benefits (mobile phone or notebook),
  4. You are entitled to severance pay.

Work agreement for students

In Slovakia, there is a special kind of working agreement for students called ‘dohoda o brigádnickej práci študentov’. This type of agreement can be used only by students who are studying in the college or in the university on a full-time basis and are no older than 26 y.o. It does not mean that a student needs to finish their work agreement on the day before his 26-th birthday. He can work till the end of the year, when he reaches this age.

The employer starts to pay taxes for you , if you earn more than 200 EUR per month. You can not work full-time according to this type of contract, working hours are limited to 20 hours per week and the contract can be signed only for a maximum of 12 months.

Work agreement to complete work

Dohoda o vykonaní práce’ means that you agreed with the employer to complete some work in a specific time. You can only work 350 hours per calendar year for the same employer.

Your employer should write exactly what type of work is expected from you, place of work, deadlines and salary. This agreement can be signed also only for a maximum of 12 months.

Work agreement to perform work

According to ‘dohoda o pracovnej činnosti’ you can only work 10 hours per week for the same employer. The agreement can be signed only for a maximum of 12 months.

Remember! matter the type of work contract you choose, first and foremost, always read it carefully and sign it only on paper in several copies (one for you and one for the employer) - no electronic signature is accepted!

You can always contact our tax advisor and we will try to help you with all your questions.

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