What to know about employing people from Ukraine.
Residents of Ukraine granted temporary protection status have the same access to the labor market as Slovak citizens (except to civil servant jobs). They may be employed either under an employment contract or by agreement under provisions of the Labor Code.
What does a displaced person need to have to be employed?
A document confirming his or her temporary protection status is the most important.
Specific requirements for working in HORECA
Anybody working at HORECA establishments that will be coming into contact with food of foodstuffs is required to have the following:
Legislation in Slovakia (Decree 585/2008) states that only a professionally qualified and medically fit person is allowed to carry out epidemiologically significant activities in the production, handling and placing on the market of food and foodstuffs. Proof of medical fitness is one of the conditions people
employed and working in restaurants and catering establishments are required to have.
A medical certificate confirming fitness is issued by a physician after a medical examination has been conducted.
The certificate should include the following:
- Person’s full name;
- Date of birth;
- Permanent address;
- Date of issue; and
Medical certificates have no expiration date.
Registering with a general practitioner might be difficult in some regions of Slovakia because of the lack of general outpatient clinics available to cover people’s needs. A possible solution in such cases is for an employer to engage its own general practitioner under a contract.
Professional competence is demonstrable proof of required education and either practical experience or successful passing of an examination. It is a specific condition for certain professional activities such as handling food and foodstuffs and placing them on the market.
Professional competence is demonstrated with the following:
- Diploma or certificate from any of the professional institutions shown in Annex 6 to Decree 585/2008; or
- Certificate of proficiency to carry out an epidemiologically significant activity.
Certificates of proficiency are issued by the regional public health authority after a successful examination before a commission the authority has assembled.
The national public health authority has developed uniform study materials for obtaining professional competence, which are partly translated into Ukrainian.