Leave Policy in Slovenia

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In Slovenia, where vibrant cities meet serene natural landscapes, the Leave Policy is crucial for fostering employee welfare and work-life balance. Understanding this policy is essential for both employers and employees. Dive into the comprehensive regulations governing various types of leave entitlements in Slovenia, vital for effective management and maintaining a harmonious work environment. Employers looking to hire employees from Slovenia or through an Employer of Record (EOR) in Slovenia must be knowledgeable about these regulations to ensure compliance and successful workforce administration.

Annual Leave (Vacation)

Employees in Slovenia are guaranteed a minimum of four weeks (20 working days) of paid annual leave every calendar year, regardless of their full-time or part-time status. Eligibility for this benefit commences after six months of continuous employment, with entitlement prorated accordingly.

The employer is obligated to ensure that employees utilize their annual leave entitlement by the end of the current calendar year. At least two weeks of leave must be taken before the year's end, with the remainder available for use in agreement with the employer until June 30 of the following year.

Additional days of annual leave are granted based on specific personal circumstances outlined in local labor law. Factors include length of service, having children under 15 years old, being under 18 years old, having a disability of at least 60%, or caring for a child with special needs. Moreover, employers are mandated to pay a mandatory Holiday allowance by June 30 each year, with specific tax-free amounts set annually.

Public Holidays

  • New Year’s Day: January 1, 2024
  • New Year’s Holiday: January 2, 2024
  • Prešeren Day: February 8, 2024
  • Easter Monday: April 1, 2024
  • Resistance Day: April 27, 2024
  • Labour Day: May 1, 2024
  • Labour Day Holiday: May 2, 2024
  • National Day: June 25, 2024
  • Assumption Day: August 15, 2024
  • Reformation Day: October 31, 2024
  • All Saints’ Day: November 1, 2024
  • Christmas Day: December 25, 2024
  • Independence & Unity Day: December 26, 2024

Sick Days

  • In Slovenia, employers are obligated to remunerate employees during sick leave, with the terms specified in the employment contract or collective agreement.
  • If an employee's absence is due to a work-related injury or illness, the employer must provide full salary compensation.
  • For regular sick leave, employees typically receive 80% of their usual salary, as stipulated in the agreement.
  • Social Security intervenes to cover sick leave surpassing 30 days until the employee's fitness for work is confirmed or their employment is terminated.
  • Employees are required to furnish a medical certificate promptly following their sickness absence.

Maternity Leave

  • In Slovenia, mothers are entitled to 105 days of fully paid maternity leave, which commences 28 days before the anticipated delivery date.
  • Employees must utilize a minimum of 15 days of maternity leave, as mandated by law.
  • To qualify for paid maternity leave, employees must have made insurance contributions to the Parent Protection Insurance for at least one year in the three years leading up to the pregnancy.
  • Compensation during maternity leave is determined by Social Security, based on the employee's contributions to the Parent Protection insurance.
  • The benefit amount ranges from 55% of the minimum base salary to double the average monthly salary in Slovenia.

Paternity Leave

In Slovenia, fathers enjoy a 30-day paternity leave period, receiving a benefit equivalent to 100% of their base pay. However, this benefit is capped at 2.5 times the average monthly wage in the country.

Parental Leave

  • In Slovenia, each parent is allotted 130 days of parental leave for child care responsibilities, with potential extensions for multiple or complicated births.
  • Parents have the flexibility to transfer 100 days of their allocated leave to the other parent, resulting in a combined total of 260 days available for child care duties.

Other Leave

  • In Slovenia, employees have the right to utilize up to seven days of paid personal leave, intended for occasions such as weddings, childbirth, and mourning.

Hassle-Free Leave Policy Management in the Slovenia  with Gloroots

Managing employee leave can be a daunting task, especially as your business expands globally. Here at Gloroots, we understand the challenges involved in navigating leave policies, particularly in the context of Slovenia's labor laws. Our platform is designed to ensure compliance, maintain accurate records, streamline leave requests, and generate insightful reports. By partnering with Gloroots, you can focus on business growth while we handle the intricacies of managing employee leave effectively. Reach out to us to explore how Gloroots can simplify your HR operations and enhance efficiency in Slovenia.

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