Legal Issues In Labour Relations during (and after) State Of Emergency


Introduction of state of emergency, caused by corona virus pandemic, was reflected in the field of labour relations and intervened in certain achieved principles of labour laws. The labour legislation had to be interpreted and adjusted to the new situation. Ad hoc introduction of new rules and recommendations, and extensive and flexible interpretation of the existing Labour Law, revealed certain issues that caused legal uncertainty to detriment of both employers and employees. The author considers this situation in the article, focuses on the issues emerged in the practice (among others, on work from home) and suggests that some of disputable matters have to be rectified by modification of the laws and regulations and in court practice.

Key words: state of emergency, labour laws, work from home, stoppage of work by employer

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Translation: Vojislava Katić

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