New law about temporary workers to be adopted soon

The draft law regulating employment of seasonal and other temporary workers in Serbia stipulates that employers may hire temporary workers for construction, catering, information, entertainment and recreation, creative industries, babysitting, care of the elderly and hygiene work.

Except in agriculture, where a similar law is already implemented, construction workers, hired to prepare construction sites, organize tools, engaged in manual digging, unloading and loading will receive the same treatment.

The law, prepared by the Ministry of Labour, also covers the temporary work engagement of bartenders, waiters, cooks, dishwashers, tour guides and escorts.

In the information and communication sector, audiovisual production, the work done by extras, drivers and others is also considered temporary. Temporary workers in the arts, entertainment and leisure industry may be employed in event organization, promotion, ticket control, hygiene maintenance and set design.

Companies can hire temporary workers for no longer than 180 days during a calendar year, or a maximum of 15 days per month, and the same worker for a maximum of 120 days per year. The worker, as provided, is entitled to a 15 to 45-minute break during work, depending on the length of the work schedule, but is not entitled to annual leave.

A full-time or part-time employee may also be hired for temporary work. A full-time employee may be hired for temporary work, but for no more than one-third of the hours they do in their full-time job.

Employers are obliged to record the presence of a temporary employee at work every working day until 10 a.m. for the first shift and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for the afternoon shift in a special information system, connected to the Tax Administration.

The temporary worker can work 8 hours a day, or a maximum of 12 hours with overtime, and if the employee works on one of the non-working days, they are entitled to a subsequent day off.

(Danas, 24.02.2021)

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