On 1 March 2015 the Act No. 14/2015 Coll. came into force. This government-proposed amendment to the Slovak Labour Code was passed by the parliament in the teeth of strong protests by employers and despite the President’s veto.
The amendment is a real game-changer for temporary allocation of employees, so called ‘personal leasing’. The most important changes include a prohibition on the use of temporary allocation staff for the performance of hazardous work, the introduction of a maximum length of temporary allocation (whether in a single contract or a consecutive series) and the introduction of joint responsibility for the worker between the temporary work agency, the employer, and the end user employer. Another significant change is that the definition of ‘dependent’ labour has been changed. which makes proving illegal work easier.