Minimum Wage in Slovenia - Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a separate legislation relating to minimum wages in Slovenia?

There is a separate Act regulating minimum wages in Slovenia. The name of the law is: Act on Minimum Wage. It is available here: http://www.uradni-list.si/1/content?id=96327

Do one or more minimum wages exist that is/are determined by law?

There is only one national minimum wage in Slovenia, without regional or sectoral differences.

On what basis is minimum wage calculated?

According to Article 4 of the Minimum Wage Act, Minimum wage in Slovenia is calculated on monthly basis.

In case of weekly/monthly minimum age, are they based on any fixed number of hours?

Article 2 of the Minimum Wage Act, the minimum wage is set for full-time work (8 hours per day). A worker working part time is entitled to a proportionate share of the minimum wage.

Are governmental bodies, employer and/or trade union representatives involved in minimum wages setting?

The amount is determined by minister responsible for labour after prior consultation with social partners. The basis is a tripartism meeting under the label of Economic and Social Council (ESS). Employer organisation and Trade Unions is only consultation partner. The government is represented in ESS by five ministers (of labour, family and social affairs; of finance; of the economy; of public administration; for development and European affairs), the director of the Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development and the state secretary for social dialogue in the Prime minister's office. The employee and employers’ associations group is made up for the most part of the chairs of their respective organizations or other persons of high rank. The employee and employers’ associations group is made up for the most part of the chairs of their respective organizations or other persons of high rank.

How are upratings (adjustments) of minimum wage/s decided upon?

Adjustment in minimum wage is decided after consultation with employer and TU representatives.

Which are the components of minimum wage in Slovenia?

Slovenia has only fixed component of minimum wage.

How frequently is the fixed component of minimum wage updated?

Fixed component of minimum wage is updated annually.

What is/are the yardstick/s on which minimum wage upratings are based?

According to the article 2 of the Minimum Wage Act 4 variables should be take into consideration: 1. a rise in consumer prices 2. wage trends 3. economic conditions or economic growth 4. employment trends. In reality, however, the minimum wage increase more or less correlates with inflation.

What is the national poverty line? (In national currency)

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How is minimum wages compliance regulated?

According to Article 7 of the Minimum Wage Act, the minimum wage compliance is regulated by Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Slovenia.

Which legal sanctions can be applied in compliance is lacking?

Between 3,000 EUR and 20,000 EUR for failing to pay a worker the wage according to the Minimum Wage Act. If the employee is small (10 or less employees), the fine is 1,500 euro to 8,000 euro. A fine of 1,000 to 2,000 euro can be imposed on the responsible person if the employer is a legal person (but not a company) or state/self-governing body. According to Article 8 of the Minimum Wage Act. The minimum wage is valid for work carried after January 1st (if the work has been done earlier and was not paid by the time new minimum wage is published, previous year minimum wage applies.

Are employer and/or trade union representatives involved in compliance procedures?

Employer/TU are not involved in compliance procedures.

To whom/Where can individuals complain, if they think they are earning less than minimum wage?

Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Slovenia Verovškova ulica 64a SI-1000 Ljubljana Slovenia http://www.id.gov.si/en/.

Which month of the year is minimum wage rate revised in Slovenia?

Minimum Wage is revised end of January every year. According to Article 6 of the Minimum Wage Act. The minimum wage is valid for work carried after January 1st (if the work has been done earlier and was not paid by the time new minimum wage is published, previous year minimum wage applies.