January 09, 2018.

Amendments to the Labor Law

The Serbian Parliament enacted the Amendments to the Labor Law, which came into force on 25 December 2017.

The amendments to the Labor Law are not extensive, however, they do include two important new obligations for employers.

Namely, the Labor Law now provides for the obligation of employers to enroll any new employee into the compulsory social insurance program before the employee starts his/her work for the employer. The pecuniary fine for the failure to comply with this obligation is prescribed by the Law on the Central Register for Compulsory Social Insurance, and is set in the amount ranging from RSD 300,000 to 1,500,000 for the legal entity, and from RSD 30,000 to 80,000 for the responsible person of the legal entity.

The Labor Law also introduces a new obligation for employers to keep the daily record of overtime work of its employees. In the case of a failure to comply with this obligation, the Labor Law prescribes pecuniary fines in the amount ranging from RSD 150,000 to 300,000 for the legal entity, and from RSD 10,000 to 20,000 for the responsible person of the legal entity.

The range of pecuniary fines for certain other violations has also been increased.