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Labour Minister Mihál backs idea of scrapping lunch vouchers for Slovak employees

The lunch vouchers that hundreds of thousands of Slovak citizens receive from their employers on a monthly basis may be scrapped by an amendment to the country’s Labour Code that is currently in the pipeline, Jozef Mihál, the head of the Labour, Social Affairs and Family Ministry told the TASR newswire.

The lunch vouchers that hundreds of thousands of Slovak citizens receive from their employers on a monthly basis may be scrapped by an amendment to the country’s Labour Code that is currently in the pipeline, Jozef Mihál, the head of the Labour, Social Affairs and Family Ministry told the TASR newswire.

Mihal expressed his backing for the idea.

"Why not give employees money instead?" he said.

"Provisions on securing meals for employees are way too intricate. They involve definitions that are very vague [and] can be easily circumvented," said Mihál.

A new law effective as of January 2011 stipulates that meal vouchers must be worth a minimum of €2.85. Around 750,000 employees in Slovakia are currently entitled to luncheon vouchers every month TASR reported.

Source: TASR

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