• Stricter Notification and Record-Keeping Rules Implemented for Employers
  • July 4, 2016
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • EU employers who send intracompany transferees to Slovakia must notify the National Labour Inspectorate (NLI) in Slovakia of the transfer no later than the foreign national’s start date, according to a new law that is effective immediately.

    Employers can use the NLI’s new registration portal or can send a paper registration form to the NLI by mail.

    New Record-Keeping Requirements

    Additionally, the sending company must now maintain the following new records related to each transferred employee:
    • The employment contract or other document confirming the employment relationship;
    • Timesheets; and
    • Pay slips.
    Fines for Related Noncompliance

    The new law also expands the definition of illegal employment to include breach of the above record-keeping and notification requirements. Both the sending and host employer may face a fine from EUR 2,000 for noncompliance related to one employee, up to EUR 200,000 for noncompliance related to multiple employees.

    What This Means for Employers

    EU employers sending intracompany transferees to Slovakia should contact their immigration professional to discuss the new notification and record-keeping requirements. Employers that require assistance with the notification process may be subject to an additional fee.