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Minister plans to change labour laws

CHANGES to labour-related legislation, more solidarity in the social insurance system, and prevention of abuse of the social assistance system are the priorities of the new Labour and Social Affairs Minister Jozef Mihál during his four-year term, the SITA newswire reported.

CHANGES to labour-related legislation, more solidarity in the social insurance system, and prevention of abuse of the social assistance system are the priorities of the new Labour and Social Affairs Minister Jozef Mihál during his four-year term, the SITA newswire reported.

He has prepared tools to resolve what he called the most painful problem for Slovakia now – high unemployment. Among them, he plans to change the Labour Code, the law on state service, the law on performance of labour in public interest and the collective bargaining law.

The minister specified prepared changes to the law on employment services and plans to incorporate the inter-labour market into the law.

The measure should combine the provisions of job and benefits to people unemployed in the long term. Mihál wants to give advantages to employers who give jobs to people who have been unemployed for a long time and to graduates of high schools and higher educational institutions. He also plans to boost elements of solidarity, unify calculation bases for social insurance payments, and prevent abuse of sickness insurance allowances, SITA reported.

The minister plans cooperation with other departments on the unification of tax, customs, and social and health insurance payment collections.


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