We present you the forms of employment, working conditions, social security required in Slovenia, and other forms of contract work.

Forms of employment

Next Zakona o delovnih razmerjih (ZDR-1) they regulate the field of employment of the collective agreement and the general acts of the employer.

In Slovenia, the employment relationship is in principle concluded on the basis of an employment contract for an indefinite period of time. It can also be concluded for a limited time.

Slovene legislation also knows several special forms of performing work for one-off, periodic or short-term work, such as work on a contract or author’s contract, temporary or occasional work of pensioners, osebno dopolnilno delo or kratkotrajno delo. You can also get it poseben status, which allows you to independently pursue a particular activity without having to set up a business or enter into an employment relationship.

Pogodba o zaposlitvi in postopek zaposlitve

The employment contract means the conclusion of an employment relationship. In Slovenia, the employment relationship is, in principle, concluded for an indefinite period of time. It can also be concluded for a limited time and for full or part time full-time.

On the basis of an employment relationship, the employee is included in obvezna socialna zavarovanja (pension and disability insurance, health insurance, parental protection insurance and unemployment insurance).

If there are elements of an employment relationship ie that a worker is voluntarily involved in the employer’s work process and is personally and continuously performing work for payment, under the instructions and under the supervision of the employer, the work may not be carried out on the basis of civil law contracts unless expressly legally permitted (eg temporary and occasional work of pensioners). With such a worker, the employer must conclude an employment contract.

Working conditions at an employment relationship


The minimum wage for full-time work from 1 January 2019 is set at 886,63 EUR (bruto).

Delovni čas

Full time is set weekly and usually takes 40 hours per week, it can be shorter, but not less than 36 hours per week.


The Employment Relationships Act stipulates that a worker has a right to annual leave in a single calendar year, which may not be shorter than four weeks, regardless of whether the employee is full-time or part-time full-time.

Odsotnost z dela

The worker is legally absent from work in cases of temporary incapacity for work due to illness or injury, and in several other cases.

Priznavanje v tujini pridobljenih kvalifikacij

The fundamental principle is that an EU citizen should be able to pursue his profession in any other Member State.

Access to regulated professions or activities in other Member States and their pursuit under the same conditions as are applicable to nationals of the host Member State shall be granted to them by a system of recognition of qualifications. He’s editing him direktiva Evropskega parlamenta in Sveta 2005/36/ES, of 7 September 2005.

Socialna varnost in zavarovanja

Social security in Slovenia is based on the payment of contributions paid by all employees, their employers and the self-employed to the social security system. The amount of contributions paid by the employer and the worker is determined byZakonom o prispevkih za socialno varnost.

Other forms of contract work

Avtorska pogodba

According to the copyright agreement, an individual can only perform works of authorship, in all other cases, a contractual agreement may be considered. Work on the basis of a contractual or copyright contract is subject to the provisions of civil law, where there is usually a written agreement about work done, deadlines and payment.

Podjemna pogodba

The subject of a contractual agreement may be the production or repair of things (craft services) and physical or mental work.

The disadvantage of a contractual or copyright contract is that the author and the sponsor are not insured against unemployment and parental care. However, the subscriber must pay from the copyright and contractual agreement in compulsory health insurance prispevek za zavarovanje za primer poškodbe pri delu in poklicne bolezni, A special contribution must also be paid by the author and the sponsor. In addition, the contracting authority must also pay the employer’s contribution for specific cases of insurance, provided that the conditions for compulsory insurance under article 18 are not metZPIZ-2, or the contribution of the employer and the insured person for compulsory pension and disability insurance, if the conditions for compulsory insurance pursuant to Article 18 of the ZPIZ-2 are fulfilled.

Študentsko delo

Student work is an occasional or temporary work performed by a student, student or other qualified person through an authorized organization (student services, Employment Service of Slovenia, labor agencies) on the basis of a referral. From the student work, a contribution for insurance in case of injuries at work and occupational diseases must be paid in compulsory health insurance.

Začasno ali občasno delo upokojencev

Pensioners (except those who receive a partially old or early retirement pension and are partially still employed) are entitled to perform temporary or occasional work. Temporary or occasional work is carried out on the basis of an agreement on performing temporary or occasional work as a special civil law contractual relationship between the employer and the beneficiary, which may also have certain elements of the employment relationship as stipulated by the act regulating employment relations. The amount of the hourly rate and the level of income for the performed temporary or occasional work are in line with the growth of the minimum wage in the Republic of Slovenia, as determined by the law governing the minimum wage. Več o tej obliki dela.

Vir: eVEM http://evem.gov.si/info/poslujem/zaposlovanje/