At the end of last year, the Slovak parliament adopted a new act titled Cross-border Cooperation in Posting Employees (in the Collection of Laws of the Slovak Republic under number 351/2015). The Act comes into force on 18 June 2016 – the final day for EU Member States to implement Directive 2014/67/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the enforcement of Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services and amending Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System (the “IMI Regulation”).
In the future it would be practical for Member States to mutually cooperate in this field to ensure the helpful sharing of information. For example, the Slovak National Labor Inspectorate could provide a Slovak employer with basic information on terms and conditions of employment in other EU Member States. This would help the employer to more easily perform its obligations and protect itself against any excessive administrative burden it may face.