LATEST AMENDMENTS TO THE LABOUR LAW (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 113/2017)

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On 14 December 2017, the national Assembly adopted the Law on Amendments and Supplements to the Labour Law which shall enter into force and effect on 25 December 2017.

The most important amendments are as follows:

  • The employer is now obliged, based on the employment contract or any other fixed-term employment contract concluded in accordance with the Labour Law, to file a single application for compulsory social insurance no later than before an employee or any other person engaged for the performance of work commences work;
  • The employer shall be obliged to keep daily records of overtime hours of employees;
  • The Dismissal Warning shall be delivered to an employee in a manner prescribed for the delivery of a decision on cancellation of employment contract, personally, at the employer’s premises and/or to the address of employee’s permanent or temporary residence;
  • the provisions regarding offences have also been amended and it is now provided that an employer with a status of legal entity shall be fined from RSD 150,000 to 300,000 while an entrepreneur shall be fined from RSD 50,000 to 150,000 (if they fail to keep daily records of overtime hours of employees and if they do not keep a copy of the contract or photocopy of the contract in accordance with the provisions of this Law, if the employee is not approved the use of paid leave, if they do not keep monthly records of earnings and salary benefits);
  • non-compliance with the prescribed deadline for filing the single application for compulsory social insurance represents an offence for which a fine in the amount of RSD 300,000 to 1,500,000 shall be imposed if the applicant of the single application is the employer with a status of legal entity, while the amount of RSD 50,000 to 500,000 shall be imposed if the employer is a natural person.

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Attorney-at-Law Damir Petrović