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Decision on Provision of Legal Protection in the Republic of Serbia to Displaced Persons Coming From Ukraine

On March 17, 2022, the Government of the Republic of Serbia for the first time used the legal mechanism for providing temporary protection under Article 74 of the Law on Asylum and Temporary Protection („Official Gazette of RS“, No. 24/2018; hereinafter: the Law) by passing the Decision on providing temporary protection in the Republic of Serbia to displaced persons coming from Ukraine („Official Gazette of the RS“, No. 36/2022; hereinafter: the Decision). The Decision was published on March 18, 2022 in Official Gazette of the RS“, No. 36/2022, and entered into force the following day, March 19, 2022.

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Law on Amendments to the Law on Electronic Invoicing Adopted

The Law on Amendments to the Law on Personal Income Tax (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 118/2021) enters into force on the eighth day On December 23, 2021, the National Assembly of the RS, at its regular session, adopted the Law on Amendments to the Law on Electronic Invoicing (hereinafter: the Law). The Law was published on December 29, 2021 in the „Official Gazette of RS“ no. 129/2021, and entered into force on December, 30, 2021.

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Law on Amendments to the Law on Personal Income Tax

The Law on Amendments to the Law on Personal Income Tax (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 118/2021) enters into force on the eighth day from the day of its publication in the “Official Gazette of RS”, i.e. on December 17, 2021, and it shall apply from January 1, 2022, except for the provisions of Article 7 of this Law, which shall apply from March 1, 2022.

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Law on Amendments to the Law on Contributions for Compulsory Social Insurance

The Law on Amendments to the Law on Contributions for Compulsory Social Insurance (“Official Gazette of the RS”, No. 118/2021 – hereinafter: the Law) entered into force on the eighth day from the day of its publication in the “Official Gazette of the RS”, i.e., 17. December 2021, and shall apply from 1 January 2022, except for the provisions of Article 7 of the Law which shall apply from 1 March 2022.

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Amendments To The Company Law Adopted

On November 17, 2021, the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Law on Amendments to the Company Law, which entered into force on November 27, 2021 (hereinafter: the Law or Company Law). The Law was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia no. 109/2021 of 19 November 2021.

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New Consumer Protection Law Adopted

National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia has adopted the new Law on Consumer Protection on September 9, 2021, which entered into force on September 19, 2021. The new law begins to apply from December 20, 2021.

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Law On Trade Secrets Protection Adopted

The new Law on Trade Secret Protection (Official Gazette of RS no 53/2021) entered into force on June 5, 2021, on which day the Law on Trade Secret Protection from 2011 (Official Gazette of RS no 72/2021) ceased to be valid.

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Gender Equality Law adopted

The National Assembly has adopted the new Law on Gender Equality on May 24, 2021, which has entered into force on June 1, 2021, except for the provisions of the law relating to unpaid housework, the provision of specialized support services for victims of violence and the publication of annual statistics that will begin to apply from January 1, 2024. 

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Simplified procedure for obtaining a work and residence permit for foreign citizens

Law on Amendments to the Law on Foreigners (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 31/2019) and Law on Amendments to the Law on Employment of Foreigners (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 31/2019 – hereinafter: Law Amendments), were adopted in April of 2019, in order to improve the procedure for issuing a residence or work permit to a foreigner and have started to apply from 7th of May 2019.

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Ministry of Labour publishes Guide for Safe and Healthy Work from Home

The Directorate for Safety and Health at Work of the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs has developed a Guide for Safe and Healthy Work from Home, which was published on January 18, 2021 on its official website. The guide for work from home is intended for employers and employees with practical guidelines to facilitate work in a new situation.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.)

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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.

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