Labour and Employment

Despite recent changes, the legal framework governing all labour matters in Serbia remains strictly regulated.

Non-compliance in this area may expose clients to significant administrative fines and potential lawsuits within the Serbian courts that are traditionally strongly inclined toward employees (pro-labour and against business).

Considering the ever-present need of companies for hiring a certain number of employees and/or engaging other personnel during their course of work, Stojković Attorneys is in a position to accordingly provide services, as follows:

  • Preparation of employment agreements tailored for specific job positions;
  • Preparation of service agreements and other out-of-employment agreements (e.g. agreement on rights and duties of a director);
  • Assistance in preparing/amending the company’s internal labour-related bye-laws, such as the Labour Rulebook, Job Organisation and Systematisation Act, Rulebook on Procedure of Internal Whistleblowing, etc;
  • Provide advice on staff mobility and secondment of employees to a different employer within the group, both in the country and abroad;
  • Provide advice and assist in all aspects of the administrative procedure for the issuance of work permits for foreign employees in Serbia;
  • Advise on legal aspects of incentive schemes for employees (e.g. Share Awards Plans, Share Option Plans, Loyalty Plans);
  • Advise on, and assist with consensual termination of employment as well as unilateral employment termination (preparation of necessary documentation and procedures);
  • General counsel (e.g. preparation of legal opinion on various labour-related matters);
  • Representation in litigation regarding labour dispute.