Belgrade, Serbia, February 25, 2020
CT Legal holds seminar on the Agency Employment Law

Jovana Tomić, attorney at law and partner at CT Legal Law Office, on February 20, 2020 held a seminar on the Agency Employment Law organized by Public Aktiv d.o.o., a company that provides training and organization of seminars to enable attendees to successfully resolve issues they encounter in practice and to get acquainted with new regulations and their interpretations by relevant experts.

National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia o...

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BELGRADE, SERBIA, January 9, 2020
Amendments to Tax Regulations – Test of Entrepreneurs Independence

The Serbian Parliament adopted the Law on Amendments to the Law on Individual Income Tax applicable from January 1, 2020, except for the provisions regarding the exemption from the tax on earnings based on the employer performing innovative activity, which will apply starting from March 1, 2020. Income paid to entrepreneur or lump sum entrepreneur ending with March 1, 2020 will be considered to be income from self-employment, regardless of the nature of his relationship with the principal, i.e. application of the independence test is postponed till 1st of March 2020. At the same session, Parliament adopted the Law on Amendments to the Law on Mandatory Social Security Contributions.

 

The most significant change that has attracted a great deal of public attention in the previous period is the change to the system of lump-sum taxa...

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Belgrade, Serbia, December 25, 2019
Serbian Parliament adopts the Law on Agency Employment

The Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the long-awaited Law on Agency Employment (hereinafter referred to as the Law) on December 6, 2019. This Law regulates the field of employment through temporary employment agencies (hereinafter referred to as the Agency).

The Law was preceded by the adoption of the Law on Ratification of International Labour Organization Convention No. 181 on private employment agencies with the aim of harmonizing Serbian legal system with the legal regulations of EU Member States for the purpose of the EU accession process and aligning with EU Directive 2008/104 /EC on temporary agency work.

The purpose of the Law is primarily to protect employees and regulate the labour market. The law guarantees equal rights for employees hired through the Agencies and for other employees hired directly by the employer (Beneficiary Employer), which was not the case until the law was enacted.

By legal definition, the Agency is a company or ent...

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Belgrade, Serbia, December 25, 2019
Are You in Compliance with the new Personal Data Protection Law?

The new Law on Personal Data Protection, which implements the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into Serbian legislation and bring significant novelties in this field, came into force on August 21, 2019. 

CT Legal successfully harmonized with the new Serbian Personal Data Protection Law clients, operating in different fields of business, including building, construction & real estate; audit and accounting; IT sector; eco industry; digital entertainment; industrial engineering; telecommunication infrastructure design etc.

For all the questions regarding the application of the Law, CT Legal team is at your disposal.

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Belgrade, Serbia, June 12, 2019
Senior partner at CT Legal moderates the Roundtable on Judicial Practice in Labour Disputes organized by AmCham

On May 27th 2019, Jovana Tomić senior partner at CT Legal co - moderated the panel discussion on judicial practice in the area of labor law, organized by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Serbia

Participants discussed questions of judicial practice and the interpretation of laws, and received the opinions of judges and clarification regarding different interpretation of following legal questions: cancellation of work contracts, the degradation of the solution on cancellation compensation for damages for lost payments, compensation for overtime work, the establishment of contracts for indefinite time periods, compensation for travel expenses to and from work, the rules in cases of an employee changing employers, the scheduling and allocation of working time, income due  to compensation for damages in cases of illegal employment practices, as well as the organization  of the judicia...

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Belgrade, Serbia, April 9, 2019
Credible document for commuting costs of employees

Ministry of Finance of Republic of Serbia published the Opinion no. 011-00-12/2019-04, dated 01.02.2019., stating that commuting costs are considered non-documented expenses unless the employer provides credible documents as evidence that the employees costs for commuting to and from work have been properly reimbursed (e.g.  bill for monthly public transportation ticket, daily ticket, one-way ticket,bill for gasoline if the employee is using his or her personal vehicle, etc.)

 

According to this Opinion, the employer is to provide each month credible accounting documents, as evidence that the employee has actually used the reimbursement of expenses for that purpose. Otherwise, it is the duty of the employer to consider this non-documented expense and thus taxable as set by Personal Income Tax Law.   

 

According to the article 118 of Labor Law, the employer is to reimburse the costs for commuting to and from work regardless of the fac...

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Belgrade, Serbia, April 9, 2019
CT Legal member of AmCham

Jovana Tomic at CT Legal became a member of America Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), one of the leading international business hub, gathers over 200 multinational and domestic companies, focused to improve the Serbian business environment, sharing knowledge and experiences in order to implement positive changes. Through this partnership, CT Legal has become a part of AmCham’s prestigious global network. Jovana will continue to use the experience gained through working with different target group form the business sector, government and public administration to anticipate upcoming changes and offer best models to overcome changes.

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Belgrade, Serbia, April 9, 2019
Chambers Europe ranks Jovana Tomic

Chambers Europe 2019 ranks Jovana Tomic in Band 3 for Employment practices 
Jovana Tomić, Partner and head of CT Legal Employment practices, was ranked individually by Chambers and Partners as Band 3 for Employment for Serbia. She acts on a range of employment issues including executive terminations, redundancies and the reorganisation of management. Interviewees say she is an "excellent interpreter of regulations and focuses on implementation." 
The Chambers Europe ranks lawyers and law firms across Europe. Chambers rankings are based on in-depth analysis gathered by their research team interviewing clients all year round.  
The editorial for Serbia is available here.
 

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