Maric & Co Law Firm Successfully Represented Former Employees of Aluminij d.d. Mostar in an Ethnic Discrimination Case

Ezmana Turkovic, partner at Maric & Co Law Firm, has represented former employees of Aluminij d.d. Mostar in an ethnic discrimination case against Aluminij d.d. Mostar and the Government of the Federation of B&H. Ezmana won the case, so the employees were entitled to total damage compensation in the amount of cca. BAM 1 million. One month after Aluminij d.d. Mostar has shut down operations due to debts, the case attracted again the public attention.

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm on Overview on Cross-border Service Provisions

KG Law Firm’s partner, Effie Mitsopoulou and junior associate, Ioanna Chanoumi authored the Greek chapter in the Overview on Cross-border Service Provisions that was prepared by the European Member Firms of the Employment Law Alliance. The team participated in an overview of reporting and retention requirements, as well as other important information in connection with cross-border personnel deployment in Europe.

A New Law on Economic Incentives in Republic of Srpska

As of 1 July 2019, employers from the Republic of Srpska who increase salaries to their employees shall receive a refund of 30 % or 70 % of contributions/money paid for this increase. This has been regulated with the new Law on Economic Incentives in the Republic of Srpska. The idea was to reduce the amount of taxes and contributions paid by employers when they increase the salary to employees, and to attract new investments in the Republic of Srpska.

KG Law Firm’s Partners Attended the European Employment Lawyers Association Conference

KG Law Firm’s partners Effie Mitsopoulou and Ioanna Kyriazi attended another successful European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) Conference on 23-25 May 2019 in Tallinn. This was a wonderful opportunity for KG Law Firm’s partners to listen to topics including #MeToo - impact on employment relations, Brexit, mental health in the workplace, legal tech, whistleblowing and investigations, and network with colleagues and friends.

Serbia Relaxes the Procedures for Employment of Foreigners

Modern business transcends national borders and increasing workforce mobility is a natural consequence. While the conditions for working in Serbia remain the same, the recently adopted amendments to two Serbian statutes regulating employment of foreigners make the procedures applicable to obtaining work permits in Serbia easier.

The SEE Legal Member Firms Top-ranked Individually by The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019 Edition

All 10 SEE Legal member firms are highly ranked individually in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA. In total 44 Tier 1 ratings were received by the ten members of the Group, including some of the most key areas of law such as Banking & Finance, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, EU and Competition, Projects, Real Estate and Construction. A total of 16 partners from five SEE Legal member firms were recognised in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame. In addition, 19 SEE Legal Next Generation Lawyers were outlined in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500.

Promotions at BOYANOV & Co.

BOYANOV & Co. announced the following promotions as of 1 February 2019: Radoslav Alexandrov is promoted to Partner and Head of Employment Practice Group; Nikolay Kolev ­­- to Counsel within the Corporate and M&A Practice Group; Stela Sabeva - to Principal Associate and Head of the Intellectual Property Department; Rossiza Marinova and Marina Mollova - to Senior Intellectual Property Associates.

SEE Employment & Immigration Handbook 2018

SEE Legal Group has released its second edition of the Southeast Europe Employment & Immigration Handbook. The Handbook aims to provide to in-house counsels, human resources professionals and legal practitioners a helpful tool in understanding the legal framework regulating employment and immigration in the 12 jurisdictions of South East Europe. It highlights all the important aspects in the employment relations, such as hiring, amendment and termination of employment, salary and benefits payment and their taxation, working hours, vacation and other leaves, health and safety at work, non-compete…

NNDKP's November Edition of the Employment Newsletter

The Government Emergency Ordinance no. 96/9.11.2018 regarding the prorogation of terms, as well as for the amendment and completion of some normative acts was published within the Official Gazette no. 963/14.11.2018. The mentioned normative act brings amendments, inter alia, to Law no. 53/2003 – Labor Code, as follows: The alignment with the recent decisions of the Constitutional Court, in the sense that the female employee is able to opt in writing, within 60 calendar days prior to the fulfillment of the standard age conditions and minimum contributory period…

BDK Advokati about Background Checks and other Acute Labour Law Topics

Ana Jankov, Employment Partner at BDK Advokati, was one of the panellists at the Forum Media conference held in Belgrade on 31 October 2018. The conference was attended by legal specialists from governmental institutions and Serbian companies. The speakers and the participants focused on hot topics in the field of labour law and fuelled a lively discussion with the audience. Ana Jankov discussed some sensitive issues, such as whether an individual who lands a job after having provided false information on his criminal record to the recruiter, can be sanctioned. Milica Basta, Senior Associate at…

NNDKP Boosts its Employment Practice Team with the Addition of Gabriela Dinu as Managing Associate

SEE Legal's Romanian member is pleased to announce that Gabriela Dinu joined its Employment Practice as Managing Associate. With an extensive professional experience of over 15 years, Gabriela specializes in employment legislation and employment relations and will be assisting clients in connection with all aspects relevant to the specific area of practice including concerning individual employment agreements, individual or collective dismissals and collective employment relations. NNDKP’s Employment Practice was set up over 17 years ago and is recognized today as one of the largest and most…

Recent Legal Developments in Relation to Internship and to Equality of Chances and Treatment for Women and Men in Romania

The July 2018 Employment Flash News of SEE Legal's Romanian member, Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (“NNDKP”), is featuring recent legal developments in relation to internship and to equality of chances and treatment for women and men. Romanian Law no. 176/2018 on internship was published within the Official Gazette no. 626 of July 19, 2018 and it regulates the performance of internship programs for persons over 16 years of age. As an exception, persons aged 15 may conclude internship contracts only with the consent of their parents or legal representatives. According to this…