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Meeting with the Ministry of Labor, Pension System, Family and Social Policy
July 18, 2023

Meeting with the Ministry of Labor, Pension System, Family and Social Policy

Representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce in Croatia met with Dražen Opalić, Director of Directorate-General for Labor and Safety at work and Josipa Klišanin, Head of Sector for Labor Relations to discuss recently published AmCham's position paper “Proposals for amendments to the Labor Act”.

Despite the good intentions of the Croatian Government to adapt the labor legislation to modern economic trends, the amendments to the Labor Act did not cover all the necessary changes and adaptations to the labor legislation. Likewise, since the implementation of the Act, employers are facing uncertainties and ambiguities every day when interpreting specific provisions of the Act itself.

AmCham’s proposals for amendments to the Labor Act discussed at the meeting refer to fixed-term employment contract, protection of employee privacy, salary compensation during annual leave, creating an annual leave plan, separate workplace and remote work, replacing overtime work with days off. 

AmCham’s representatives at the meeting included Andrea Doko Jelušić, Executive Director, Andreja Gracin, Trade and Investment Committee Vice-Chair (Telemach Hrvatska), Dubravka Lacković-Smole, Committee member (Crowe Hrvatska) and Svjetlana Momčilović, Policy Manager.


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