Factsheet for case SI-2020-11/446 – measures in Slovenia
|Country||Slovenia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 13 March 2020 – 31 May 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Mobilisation of a larger workforce
|Author||Maja Breznik (University of Ljubljana) and Eurofound|
|Case created||10 April 2020 (updated 20 July 2020)|
For the period of the epidemic, some labour regulations, such as rules on working time, breaks, and rest periods, cease to apply for public employees. On the other hand, public servants exposed to health hazards or overburden have the right to bonus of up to 100% of their hourly rate. Measures cover all public employees and are temporary in nature, lasting only for the time of the epidemic from 13 March to 31 May.
A public employee can be temporarily assigned to another job without his or her consent or transferred to another employer. In the state of emergency, their superior can require from public servants overwork up to 20 hours a week, but a maximum of 80 hours a month. For the time of the pandemic, the regular rules on working time, breaks, and rest period no more apply for public servants. In return, public workers exposed to high health risk or overcharged with duties have the right to a special bonus of up to 100% of the hourly rate. The government determines the allocation of bonuses among public organizations, while superiors decide about who gets allowances and in what amount
Measures in the ‘Act Determining the Intervention Measures to Contain the COVID-19 Epidemic and Mitigate its Consequences for Citizens and the Economy’ (ZIUZEOP) cover all public employees and are temporary in nature, lasting only for the time of the epidemic from 13 March to 31 May.
Employees in standard employment
Other groups of workers
|Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Public support service providers
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2020), Temporary suspension of some labour regulations for public servants, case SI-2020-11/446 (measures in Slovenia), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.