Two new conclusions regarding the rights and obligations of the employers and employees during the state of emergency due to COVID-19 pandemic that contain the following recommendations for the employers to:
- amend their general acts, employment agreements or other individual acts in order to provide the employees with the right on the compensation of salary in the amount of 100% of the base for the compensation of salary during the temporary inability to work due to the confirmed disease COVID-19 or because of the ordered measure of isolation or self-isolation;
- enable the employees who regularly perform assigned work tasks, to use the remaining part of the annual leave for 2019 until 31 December 2020. For the employees who perform work outside the business premises of the employer, the employer is obliged to enable them to use the remaining part of the annual leave for 2019 until 30 June 2020. In addition, it is recommended that the employers give advantage to the usage of annual leave when assigning employees to absence from work.
Conclusions of the Government are available at the following links (in Serbian):
In addition, the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs of the Republic of Serbia has issued a clarification, stating that right on compensation during the special child care leave and other compensations for child care leave that expires on 15 March 2020, received or later, will be prolonged to its beneficiaries based on the already issues resolutions for the maximum period of three months, i.e. during the state of emergency. Therefore, beneficiaries do not have to submit new requests. It is also stated that any change of the employment status of the beneficiary that affects the payment of the compensation of salary must be reported to the competent authority.
The clarification of the Ministry is available at the following link(in Serbian):