EMPLOYMENT NOTES

Minimum wage set to rise April 1

The minimum wage will be set at 2,700 Sk ($88) per month starting April 1. A standard work week set by the Labor Code will be 42.5 hours per week. A law which took effect on January 1 law extends vacations for employees from three weeks to four weeks in a year.

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Fifty soon for death, wrote Kočner shortly before the murder

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Abandon hope all ye who enter Threema

Kočner's underworld will not cease to exist with his mere sentencing.

Marian Kočner (r) faces charges for, among others, forging promissory notes.

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The European Commission is sceptical of Slovakia's budget

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The government meets in Bratislava on October 2, 2019