Effective June 18, 2016, Slovakian authorities will implement several changes to their immigration regulations pertaining to foreign employees seconded from another EU Member State. Per Act No. 351-215 Coll., employers must adhere to new notification and documentation requirements, as well as be aware of additional penalties for immigration non-compliance.
The new regulations include:
- The foreign, sending employer (from another EU Member State) will be required to notify the Slovakian National Labour Inspectorate (NLI) of the foreign employee’s secondment by no later than the start date of his/her assignment in Slovakia. The secondment of both EU and non-EU nationals will require this notification. Kindly note that notification may be made either via a new online registration portal or through a registration form filed via email or post.
- Both the sending and host companies will be required to maintain the following documents in their records for secondment assignments: the employment contract (or other document confirming the employment relationship with the foreign employee), evidence of the seconded employee’s working time, and documentation of wages paid to the employee.