What Issues are the Companies Facing during Remote Work?

The SEE Legal Employment & Immigration Practice Group and ALRUD’s Labour and Employment Practice join forces to present and discuss the most challenging issues that companies based in Southeast Europe and Russia are facing during remote work.

Changes in the Operation of Courts during the Declared Epidemic

Author: Lenart Kmetic, SELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm As previously reported, measures have been adopted by the president of the Supreme Court due to the declared epidemic of the infectious disease COVID-19 in the Republic of Slovenia. However, as the epidemic is still ongoing and as the Government of the Republic of Slovenia has further restricted public life in the state, on 13 November 2020 the President of the Supreme Court issued a new court order on operation of Slovenian courts (“Order”). Restriction of the courts’ operations to urgent matters The main novelty implemented by the…

New COVID-19-related Measures of Relevance to Businesses in Serbia

The Serbian parliament adopted amendments to the Act on Protection of Population from Infectious Diseases (Zakon o izmenama i dopunama Zakona zaštiti stanovništva od zaraznih bolesti, Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, No. 136/2020), which has entered into force with immediate effect. Personal protection measures against infection The amendments impose on retail businesses the obligation to ensure that patrons wear protective masks while on premises and appoint a person responsible for the supervision of the application of the measures. In addition to the sanitary inspectorate, communal…

North Macedonia Adopted the Fourth Package of Measures to Support the Economy during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The package is focused on the extension of the previously adopted measures with the purpose of further revitalization of the country’s economy.

Turkey: Dividend Distribution Limitation Period is Extended

With the Presidential Decree published on 18 September 2020, the President extended the period for the limitations on capital companies' dividend distributions by three months, until 30 December 2020.

Overview of the Coronavirus Support Initiative & Impact on the Energy and Infrastructure Sectors in SEE

The SEE Legal Energy-Infrastructure Practice Group published an Overview of the Coronavirus Support Initiative and its Impact on the Energy and Infrastructure Sectors in Southeast Europe.

The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina: the Right to Freedom of Movement is Violated during the COVID-19 Outbreak

The Constitutional Court concluded on 22 April 2020 that Orders prohibiting movement of persons under age 18 and over age 65 during the COVID-19 outbreak on the territory of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina violate the right to freedom of movement.

Decree-Law on Deadlines and Judicial Proceedings during the Emergency in Republika Srpska

According to the newly adopted Decree-Law in Republika Srpska (Official Gazette No. 32/2020), all deadlines for filing lawsuits in civil proceedings, initiating extrajudicial proceedings, enforcement proceedings or other proceedings shall cease to apply during the state of emergency.

Latest News from NNDKP in the Labour Law Field

The Government Emergency Ordinance no. 41/02.04.2020 on the amendment and completion of Law no. 19/2020 on granting some days off to parents in order to supervise their children in case of temporary closing of educational establishments was published within the Official Gazette no. 282, dated 3 April 2020.