Serbia: New Act on Secondment of Employees Abroad

In November 2015, the Serbian Parliament passed a new legislation regulating secondment of employees abroad (Act on Conditions for Secondment of Employees to Temporary Work Abroad and their Protection, “Official Gazette of RS” no. 91/2015) (“Secondment Act”). The new legislation is applicable from 13 January 2016.

The Secondment Act does not bring drastic changes to the procedure for secondment of Serbian employees abroad. Serbian employers will continue to be obliged to notify the Ministry of Labour of each such secondment. Compared to the earlier legislation enacted in 1998, the new legislation expands the employer’s obligations in relation to foreign secondment and increases fines in case of breach.