SEC supports SAE initiatives – Regulations needed to standardize work from home

The Social and Economic Council of Serbia supported the initiative of the Serbian Association of Employers to adopt a quality framework for new forms of work that have become part of the practice, such as work outside the employer’s premises.

The Serbian Association of Employers believes that it is necessary to carefully analyze the advantages and disadvantages of working outside the employer’s premises in order to ensure competitiveness of the domestic economy on the one hand, and improve working conditions for employees on the other.

It is necessary to specify the differences between working from home and working remotely through an adequate framework; introduce the possibility of regulating the employment relationship so that the employee spends part of the working time at home; define obligations regarding equipment and means of work, compensation of labor costs, as well as obligations of employers based on safety at work. These and many other aspects of working from home are currently unregulated and therefore subject to arbitrary assessment and decision, which is not in favor of either employers or employees.

The Social and Economic Council has accepted two more initiatives of the Serbian Association of Employers concerning the field of sports and physical education. These activities indirectly, but very significantly affect the general physical and mental health of the nation, and thus the business and work environment.

The first initiative is regarding the promotion of sports among children and youth, with an increase in the number of physical education classes in schools, i.e. the introduction of this subject in higher education institutions. The second initiative is a proposal for the adoption of a Code of Ethics in sports with the aim of educating society and preventively suppressing negative phenomena in sports.

At today’s meeting, which was held in Kruševac, Prof. Dr. Darija Kisić, Minister of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs was elected the new Chairperson of the Social and Economic Council. On April 10th she will take over the function from the current chairman Miloš Nenezić, the President of the Serbian Association of Employers, and her mandate will last one year.

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