The right to free access to the labour market means that foreigners in the Republic of Slovenia can get employment or self-employment without a permit for work.
A permit for work is not required only in cases when so provided by law or an international convention.
Citizens of EU member states (old and new) and EEA (Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland) and Switzerland are equal in jobseeking and getting employment with the Slovenian workers. It means that in case they get employment they do not need a permit for work.
Also family members of the workers coming from the EU, EEA or the Swiss Confederation (who are citizens of a third country) have the right to free access to the labour market. This means that they can get employment or become self-employed without a permit for work. This right is justified on the basis of their residence permit issued for the purpose of family reunification.
A permit for work is not necessary also for some other categories of foreigners.
Provision of services in Slovenia
An employer whose registered office is in an EU or EEA member state or in the Swiss Confederation may perform services in the Republic of Slovenia without permits for work, with workers employed with that employer irrespective of their nationality.
In such cases the employer is obliged register the start of service provision to our Employment Service by submitting eForm.
During the performance of services in the Republic of Slovenia the employer is obliged to guarantee to its posted workers all the rights pertaining to posted workers which are laid down in the law governing employment relationships.