Recent Amendments to Turkish Labour Legislation

Law on the Establishment of Digital Platforms Commission and Amendment of Certain Laws, stipulating additional measures with respect to COVID-19, was published in the Official Gazette on 28 July 2020.

Novelties Brought to Employers by the Slovenian Fourth COVID-19 Act

Authors: Sanda Planinc, Kaja Baskovic, SELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm On 9 July 2020, the Slovenian Parliament adopted the Act on Intervention Measures to Prepare for the Second Wave of COVID-19 (hereinafter the Fourth COVID-19 Act). Its provisions entered into force on 11 July 2020, with the exception of provisions regarding the extension of reimbursement of the salary compensation for employees temporarily waiting for work; the latter are applicable retroactively, namely from 1 July 2020. This article presents a summary of the provisions of the Fourth COVID-19 Act, which are of the highest…

How to Introduce Remote Work during COVID-19 Pandemic?

Author: Marija Gligorevic, BDK Advokati COVID-19 pandemic is on a hike and the employers are therefore faced with the necessity to introduce remote work in order to secure occupational safety and health of their employees. However, the Serbian law does not provide for a legal basis for the employers to order teleworking in exceptional times. During the recent state of emergency, which lasted from 15 March 2020 until 6 May 2020, the Government enacted the Decree on organisation of work during the state of emergency (Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia nos. 31/2020) (“Decree“). The Decree…

New Safety and Health Measures the Employers Must Take During an Epidemic

Author: Marija Gligorevic, BDK Advokati The Serbian Ministry of Labour adopted the Rulebook on Prevention of Epidemics of Infectious Diseases (Pravilnik o preventivnim merama za bezbedan i zdrav rad za sprečavanje pojave i širenja epidemije zarazne bolesti, “Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia” no. 94/2020) (“Rulebook“), which will become applicable on 11 July 2020. The employers must enact a Plan on Implementation of Measures for Prevention of Epidemics of Infectious Diseases (“Plan“) until 10 August 2020 and, while an epidemic is ongoing, regularly adjust it to the orders…

The 'New Normal' of the Reopened Workplace

Authors: Iva Djugumanova and Ivana Slaveska, Polenak Law Firm The Government of the Republic of North Macedonia adopted the Protocol on preventive measures for all workplaces in order to prevent transmission of COVID-19. This Protocol is applicable for all workplaces and all people in the workplace, such as employers, employees, managers, contractors, customers and visitors. It includes measures related to personal hygiene and protective equipment, recommendations for respiratory hygiene and physical distancing in the workplace, as well as reducing travel related to work and a separate organisation…

What are the Labour Law Aspects of the Third Slovenian COVID-19 Law Proposal?

Authors: Kaja Baskovic, Darja Miklavcic, SELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm On 20 May 2020 the Slovenian Government adopted a Proposal of the Act Determining the Intervention Measures to Contain and Mitigate the COVID-19 Consequences (hereinafter “Proposal”) and proposed it for adoption to the Slovenian Parliament. We are presenting the proposed solutions in the area of labour law and the specifics of proposed solutions for sectors of tourism and catering that are expected to enter into force if the Proposal is adopted by the Slovenian Parliament in the proposed wording. 1.   Part-time work The…

Effectiveness of Provisional Measures Considering the Revocation of the Epidemic

The Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Ordinance on the revocation of the epidemic of contagious disease SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which entered into force on 15 May 2020 and will be applicable from 31 May 2020.

Responsible Person for Health at Work

Following the general and specific measures taken by the Albanian government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Labour and Social Services Inspectorate (the“Labour Inspectorate”) has published a notice on its webpage requesting that any business entity must submit to the Labour Inspectorate the personal identification information and licence number of the person responsible for health at work

COVID-19: Intervention Measures to Support the Slovenian Economy

On 21 April 2020, the Slovenian Government proposed the amendments to the Act on Intervention Measures for Suppression of COVID-19 Epidemic and Mitigation of its Consequences for Citizens and the Economy as adopted by the Slovenian Parliament on 3 April 2020.