13. 3. 2019

Nullity of the real-estate purchase agreement under when real-estate is built illegally

In the October issue of the Legal Buzz we published the news concerning the obligation of the notaries public to verify the building permit for the building being sold. Article 93 of the Building Act still attracts publicity because it supposedly hinders the sale of real-estates in the Republic of Slovenia. However, is it so?
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13. 3. 2019

The legal effect of restrictions on managers’ power of representation in relation to third parties?

It is unclear in practice which restrictions on the power of representation of the company’s statutory representative (management or board) in fact produce effects towards third parties. This issue is particularly relevant when considering the legal consequences of the legal transaction where a statutory representative exceeded his or her powers.
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13. 3. 2019

Comprehensive tax reform on the horizon

Is spring bringing another comprehensive tax reform involving inter alia personal income tax, taxation of labour and tax on capital income?
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20. 2. 2019

Can an Employer Terminate a Pregnant Worker’s Employment Contract as Part of the Redundant Workers Termination Plan?

This question is linked to a decision by the CJEU, which decided in 2018 that pregnant workers are not entitled to special protection in case of terminations of redundant workers and, consequently, employers may terminate their employment contracts. The decision mentioned above does not impact the Slovene regulation of this area.
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20. 2. 2019

Supreme Court Decision Confirms Collective Regulation of Seniority Allowance

Following a period of uncertainty, the Supreme Court adopted Decision VIII Ips 168/2018 on 19 December 2018, in which it provided a guidance to the correct interpretation of collective bargaining with regards to seniority allowance.
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20. 2. 2019

Annulment of the Final Building Permit

An investor who does not wish to proceed with the construction of the building after the building permit has been issued, may lodge a request for annulment of the building permit and, in some cases, simultaneously demand the repayment of the public utilities charge.
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17. 1. 2019

Amendments to the Minimum Wage Act

In December 2018, the National Assembly adopted proposed amendments to the Minimum Wage Act despite the opposition from the employers who, during the adoption procedure, repeatedly drew attention to the unsustainable effects of such adoption that could make carrying out business and providing jobs in Slovenia impossible.
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17. 1. 2019

The business performance bonuses that the worker received from another employer are not decisive for the more favourable tax treatment of the business performance bonus

The Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia (FURS) has recently issued an explanation in which it stated that the fact that worker received a business performance bonus from two (or more) employers in the same calendar year does not affect the tax treatment of these bonuses.
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17. 1. 2019

Personal data of the trade union members

The Information Commissioner issued an opinion according to which the trade union and the employer are required to enter into an agreement concerning the processing of personal data.
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17. 1. 2019

New Family Code and Prenuptial Agreements

New Family Code substantially amends the family property system (it allows the conclusion of the marriage contract, the regulation of the family property system according to the partners’ wishes), brings simplified marriage celebration and divorce, it aims at amicable dispute resolution in family matters etc.
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