According to current Slovenian labour laws, employees are entitled to 11 paid state holidays and four work-free days, for a total of 15 paid work-free days per calendar year.In Slovenia, work-free state holidays include New Year’s Day; Prešeren Day, a Slovenian cultural holiday; Day of Uprising Against Occupation commemorating the annexation of Slovenia; May Day Holiday lasting two days; Statehood Day celebrating the Act of Independence established in 1991 and Day of Remembrance, Independence and Unity Day.
The country’s Employment Relationship Act regulates employment contracts and union labour agreements, which are required of all workers in the country.
These contracts outline the scope of employment, wages and benefits including entitlement to paid annual leave, state holidays and work-free days.
According to current labour regulations, workers are not permitted to work more than eight hours per day or 40 hours per week without being paid overtime compensation.
Catholic religious holidays deemed as work-free days include Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Whit Sunday, Assumption Day and Christmas Day.
Approximately two-thirds of the Slovenian workforce is employed in the tourism and hospitality sector.
One-third is employed in the construction industry due to a recent surge in hotel and resort development.Slovenian labour laws are regulated by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.With an estimated population of 2.05 million, the culture in Slovenia is influenced by Catholic and Lutheran traditions.Once ruled by the Holy Roman Empire, many public holidays are based on religious observances. These include state holidays and work-free days, which are regulated by the government.State holidays generally include official functions involving a display of national flags on public and privately-owned buildings Work-free days include Catholic religious observances, usually held on Sundays.Although the majority of businesses are closed on Sundays, religious observances are generally regarded as celebrations.