Slovakia has the tenth most flexible Labour Code in the OECD since
updated: 30. 09. 2011
A new Labour Code came into force in Slovakia on the 1st of September 2011. In an international comparison, it moves Slovakia to among the top ten OECD countries with lowest strictness of employment protection. It strengthens flexibility of employing workers with regular contracts and lowers strictness of rules governing use of temporary contracts. A more flexible Labour Code should have a positive impact on creation of new jobs, particularly during economic boom. Moreover, labour market flexibility especially helps low income groups. This policy brief updates our previous assessment of the draft proposal for Labour Code amendment.