Date: 03/11/2017

Briefing Session on Inspection Supervision with Labor Inspectorate

On November 3, AmCham organized a Briefing Session on Inspection Supervision with Labor Inspectorate.

The Briefing Session was attended by representatives of the 1st and 2nd Belgrade`s Labor Inspectorate Department Mića Ćosić, Silvana Spirovski, Miroslava Petković and Anđelka Doležal, while the discussion was moderated by Jelena Danilović of Karanović & Nikolić Law Office, Chair of AmCham Labor Regulations Committee.

This event was an opportunity for AmCham members to discuss the main concerns in the implementation of regulations in the area of labor relations, safety and health at work, express their doubts about proper application of certain law provisions and hear the official views of labor inspectors, that could facilitate their everyday compliance. Members had the opportunity to provide written questions for the inspectors before the meeting, as well as communicate openly at the very event, and thus raise the most common problems they face in practice. Some of the most common concerns were the flexibility of working hours and work from home, injuries during work, dismissal of work contracts due to lack of knowledge and skills, paid student engagement etc.

Representatives of the inspectorate, together with the present members, concluded that open and regular dialogue between business and the Labor Inspectorate is one of the main preconditions for establishing a predictable business environment for both employers and employees.