In order to expedite the procedure of regulating residence permit and obtaining work permit for the foreigners, significant changes to the relevant regulations are envisaged, the introduction of which has begun in 2019, with amendments to the Law on Foreigners and the Law on Employment of Foreigners.
Having in mind the Covid 19 pandemic, which requires adapting to the situation by the employees and the employers, the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs – Directorate for Safety and Health at Work (“Ministry”), published on 18 January 2021 the Guide for safe and healthy work from home (“Guide”), in order to facilitate work from home, for both the employees and the employers.
The Archival Material and Archival Activity Act (“Official Gazette RS”, No. 6/2020), will begin to apply on 2 February 2021. Considering that it applies to all creators and holders of archival and documentary material (hereinafter: the “Creators”), the new regime will affect not only the organization of archives and archival activities, but also companies and entrepreneurs in Serbia, especially the matter of new obligations for these subjects and stricter penal policy.
The previous decade has been marked by major digital technology breakthroughs that outline the new “techno-economic paradigm”, hence in several countries the issue of legal shaping of the newly created financial and business patterns has opened up. Accordingly, on December 17th, 2020, the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Digital Property Act (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 153/2020), which made Serbia one of the pioneers in establishing a regulatory framework in this domain.
Regulation of the Status of “Digital Nomads“ in Serbia
The International Legal Directory #IFLR1000 has again ranked AVS Legal as one of the leading law firms in Serbia, this time in the field of finance and commercial law.
We are proud to announce that #IFLR1000, the eminent UK-based guide to the world’s best law firms, has ranked AVS Legal among the best Serbian law firms in the area of Project Development in its EMEA guide for 2021. This year’s research undertaken by IFLR 1000 was the most comprehensive research that IFLR has undertaken so far.
This is a clear recognition of our firm’s continuous commitment and dedication to provide unparalleled service and top-notch solutions for our clients.
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In accordance with the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Serbia, the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy has adopted the Rulebook on Preventive Measures for Health and Safety at Work in order to Prevent the Occurrence and Spread of an Infectious Disease Epidemic (“Official Gazette of the RS”, No. 94/2020 – the “Rulebook”), which additionally regulates the obligations and activities of both employers and employees, in order to prevent further spread of the epidemic. The Rulebook entered into force on 11 July 2020, and is applicable to all workplaces with the employer, except for field work and work from home.
At the meeting of the Government of Republic of Serbia, held on 21 May 2020, pursuant to the recommendation of the Crisis Response Team for the Suppression of Infectious Disease COVID-19, it has been decided that the previously regulating protocol for entry into the Republic of Serbia is being put out of force.
With the abolishment of Serbia’s state of emergency in mind, and the expected full reopening of borders, the Government of the Republic of Serbia, adopted the protocol for the entry of both foreign and domestic citizens into the Republic of Serbia in order to circumvent the spread of COVID-19.