Third-country nationals in the Republic of Slovenia may be employed, self-employed or work only on the basis of a previously obtained single permit.

EU citizens and persons granted international protection the same standing in the labour market as Slovenian citizens.

More information is available on the website of the Employment Service of Slovenia, and you can also visit the regional unit of the Service in person.

Rights and obligations

If you are employed on the basis of a work permit, you hold the rights and have to comply with all obligations in accordance with the national legislation, especially the Employment Relationship Act, as regards, for instance, salary, working time, break, rest, occupational safety and other rights.

In case of an employer infringing on your rights, please consult Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Slovenia which is charge of supervising the implementation of labour legislation

On 2 September 2011 the amendment to the Agreement on Social Security between Slovenia and BIH entered into force, with which insured persons from BIH who have temporary residence permit in Slovenia also became eligible for benefit payment.

You can reed mor on the agreement here.