News on the Instating of the State of Emergency

Decree No. 195/16.03.2020 of the President on the instating of the state of emergency on the Romanian territory was published within the Official Gazette No. 212 dated 16 March 2020.

Coronavirus: BOYANOV & Co. Establishes C19 Task Force

During this difficult time, when over 161 countries are affected by COVID-19, the entire society is facing significant healthcare, social, economic and legal impacts. BOYANOV & Co. would like to assure you that they are working hard to continue to provide high quality and effective legal solutions while protecting the health and well-being of our colleagues, clients, and business partners.

blinkdraft|!

blinkdraft| is a new service of BDK Advokati that allows clients to access a comprehensive database of templates in employment law in Serbian language-only or in bilingual version (English and Serbian). Clients can quickly convert templates into custom made, ready-to-use, legal documents through an easy and highly intuitive process.

News on Granting Days off to Parents to Supervise their Children in case of Temporary Closing of Schools in Romania

Law No. 19/2020 on granting days off to parents to watch over their children in case of temporary closing of educational establishments was published within the Official Gazette No. 209 dated 14 March 2020.

Urgent Response Measures for Greek Employers to the Negative Consequences of Coronavirus COVID-19

New measures for employers were issued on 11 March 2020 by the Greek Government in order to respond to the negative consequences of the occurrence of coronavirus COVID-19.

Challenges in Implementation of the Staff Leasing Act

BDK Advokati hosted a workshop on the Serbian Staff Leasing Act (“Act“) that came into force on 3 March 2020. Senior associate Nikola Cincovic and associate Marija Gligorevic led the workshop that was attended by the representatives of companies who were eager to hear about the specifics of the new legislation and discuss the challenges of its future implementation.

Presentation on New Rules on Equity Incentives in Serbia

BDK Advokati’s managing partner Tijana Kojovic and senior associate Tomislav Popovic, an expert in corporate and tax laws, spoke to the representatives of some 20 start-ups and MSEs on the new rules of the Serbian Companies’ Act regarding equity incentives in limited liability companies. The event was hosted by ICT Hub.

What Should an Employer Take into Account When Calculating the (Minimum) Wage for Work Carried out in 2020?

The Act Amending the Minimum Wage Act, adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia on 13 December 2018, introduced some important changes which raise a number of questions for employers. Some changes take effect as of 1 January 2020 and others as of 1 January 2021.

Employee Stock Options in Limited Liability Companies

Serbia has recently amended the Companies Act to introduce a legal framework for employee stock option plans (“ESOPs“) in limited liability companies (“LLCs“). Although the Parliament passed the law on 23 December 2019, the relevant provisions enabling the creation of ESOPs in LLCs will take effect on 1 April 2020.

New Labour Act in Montenegro

New Montenegrin Labour Act introduces important changes to the regulation of employment.

Serbian Staff Leasing Act - Catching up with Reality

Despite ideological and legal differences between the social partners (employers’ and trade unions) that emerged in the course of its drafting, the Staff Leasing Act (“Act“) was finally adopted on 6 December 2019 and will become applicable on 1 March 2020 (except for the provisions on licensing of the staff leasing agencies, which will become applicable on 1 January 2020).

Decathlon Opens its First Store in Serbia

Decathlon, one of the world’s largest sporting goods retailers, opened its first outlet in Serbia. With stores in more than 50 countries and a tradition of more than 40 years, this French sports chain offers sports equipment for all age groups and for more than 80 sports. Decathlon is expected to enrich the Serbian sports retail market with its policy of providing customers with high-value products at affordable prices.