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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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Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.

Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Royal chocolate made by Slovak Photo

Some of the chocolate art pieces are decorated with gold or silver.

Veľký Rozsutec is open, just don't forget your climbing irons Photo

One of the most photogenic mountains in the Malá Fatra range is open in the winter, too.

Veľký Rozsutec, a photo from the mountain top.