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Labour Market Regulation Act was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia on 12 October 2010 (OGRS, No. 80/2010) and entered into force on 1 January 2011. It replaced the Employment and Insurance against Unemployment Act (Official Gazette of the RS, No. 107/2006-UPB1) and brought many important changes and novelties into the ESS services.

The tasks of the ESS and its authorisations to perform activities in the areas of employment, active employment policy programmes, career guidance, unemployment insurance, and the employment and work of foreign workers are regulated by numerous laws, rules and other regulations.

In addition to laws and regulations directly governing employment, the ESS also performs its duties on the basis of laws and regulations from related fields of social activity. These include above all:

  • Pension and Disability Insurance Act,
  • Healthcare and Health Insurance Act,
  • Employment and Work of Foreigners Act,
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment of Disabled Persons Act,
  • school legislation (career guidance, advice and education),
  • labour regulations (redundant workers, trainee periods, employment contracts, inspections etc.),
  • welfare regulations (maternity benefits, calculations of income limits, cadastral income, revaluation etc.)
  • EU legislation.

The ESS tasks are laid down in the Business Plan, which is adopted by the Administrative Board. The ESS basic document is the Statute.

Applicable legislation is available on the web page of the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities (MoLFSA).

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