A foreign national who intends to work in Serbia under the auspices of an employment agreement has to obtain a temporary residence and a work permit. The same applies to foreign staff seconded to Serbia. Certain exceptions apply to certain people if they are not employed with the Serbian subsidiary. The act on employment of […]
The Serbian constitution and the labour act guarantee the freedom of trade union association. There are two major trade unions with nationwide coverage. Other trade unions exist on an industry level and within individual companies.
1. Employee Rights The labour act imposes certain obligations in case of a “change of employer”, both for the predecessor and successor employee, which, by virtue of an explicit provision of law, encompasses only status changes. 2. Requirements of take over party In case of a change of employer, the predecessor and successor employers jointly […]
The labour act recognizes two types of workers’ organisations: trade unions and workers’ councils. An employer’s association may be established by employers who employ a minimum of 5% of the total number of employees in a specific industry or territorial unit.
1. Minimum Requirements In order to conclude an employment agreement, an employee must be 15 years old. Special requirements may be determined at the discretion of the employer, depending on the type of job. An employment agreement is to be concluded before the employee’s commencement of work, in written form. The labour act provides the […]
1. Legal Framework The Serbian mandatory statutory social security system includes the following schemes: pension and disability insurance; health insurance. The contributions for these insurance schemes are imposed as mandatory. Companies may opt to voluntarily organize participation in additional social security schemes for their employees. 2. Contributions Salary is subject to payroll tax and mandatory […]
1. Grounds for Termination An employment contract can be terminated by force of law, unilaterally, or by mutual agreement of the employer and employee. 2. Collective Dismissals The employer is obliged to prepare a redundancy programme in cooperation with the national employment service and the representative trade union, if, due to technological, economic or organizational […]
1. Minimum Working Conditions The mandatory legislation sets the minimum terms and conditions of employment. More favorable working conditions may be provided by collective agreement, work rules and employment agreements. 2. Salary The employer is obliged to pay salary at least once a month. Salary structures are complicated and consist of the following mandatory elements: […]