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Slovenia - Minimum Wages - 2009


13 July 2009


Name of Act

Minimum Wage Act,
dated 26 October 2006, Uradni list no.114/2006, Official Gazette, 9 November 2006, No. 114-4832/2006 p.11836, as amended by the Act Amending the Minimum Wage Act (published on 11 April 2008).

Name of Act

Employment Relationships Act,
Ur. l. RS, No. 42/2002, of 21 April 2002, as amended to Ur. l. RS, No. 103/2007.

Name of Act

Other source used

Eurofound 2009,
EIROnline, ""Trade union calls on government to raise minimum wage"", 12 January 2009.



Any natural person who has entered into an employment relationship on the basis of an employment contract.
Employment Relationships Act §5(2)


A natural and legal person or entity such as a state body, local community, subsidiary of a foreign company and a diplomatic and consular mission employing a worker on the basis of an employment contract.
Employment Relationships Act §5(1)



Government decides after consultation of the social partners

The minimum wage shall be increased by the responsible Minister, corresponding to the expected yearly rise in consumer prices, after consulting the social partners, and be published in the official gazette.
Minimum Wage Act §2

Minimum wage set through decentralized collective bargaining

Wages may also be determined through collective agreement, provided that they are more favourable than those fixed by legislation.
Collective Agreements Act §4


Inflation rate

Yes, the increased minimum wage shall correspond to the expected yearly rise in consumer prices.
Minimum Wage Act §2



The minimum wage applies to all employees in the private sector with no exceptions. All employers must pay a wage that is at least equal to the minimum wage.
Minimum Wage Act §1
Employment Relationships Act §3, 126

Excluded categories

» Workers


» Sectors


» Occupations


Specific minimum wage rates

» Specific minimum wage by occupation


» Specific minimum wage by sector


» Specific minimum wage by region


» Minimum wage levels for specific categories of workers



Minimum wage level(s) in national currency

EUR 589.19
Eurofound 2009

Last minimum wage update

1 August 2008
Eurofound 2009

Rate of payment

» Monthly

Minimum Wage Act §1

Scheduled frequency of adjustment

The minimum wage is adjusted every year at 1 August. On 1 March 2008, the Minimum Wage rate was exceptionally increased.
Minimum Wage Act §2, 4a

Enforcement mechanisms

Labour inspection

Supervision of the implementation of legislation and collective agreements is exercised by the labour inspectorate.
Employment Relationships Act §227

Fines in national currency for non-respect of legislation

Failure to pay the minimum wage rate set forth in the legislation or agreed to through collective agreement shall result in an employer being subject to a fine of not less than SIT 1,000,000.
Employment Relationships Act §229

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