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Framework Agreement for the telework within the EU signed by the Slovak Republic

The Slovak Republic signed multilateral Framework Agreement in the field of social security of habitual cross-border telework within the EU.

On 6 June 2023, the Ministry of Labour, Social affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic signed the multilateral Framework agreement on the application of Article 16 (1) of Regulation (EC) No. 883/2004 in cases of habitual cross-border telework. As of 1 July 2023, the following countries have already signed the Framework agreement:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • The Netherlands
  • The Slovak Republic

Framework agreement is applicable for all these states as of 1 July 2023. It is likely that several other countries will join as well.

The countries which already joined the Framework agreement will apply new limit 49,99% on telework from home country in their bilateral situations, rather than the usual 25% limit. However, it is required to file a request for exception on the Ministry of Labour, Social affairs and Family. If the conditions will be met, the exception could be granted for 3 years, with a possible extension after filing a new request.

As we informed you in our previous Article, The Slovak Republic and Austria have recently signed a bilateral agreement, which will only apply to situations from 1 to 30 June 2023 in this respect.

If you have any cross-border situations, we will be pleased to help you with the obtaining exemptions.

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