A short Labour Act regulates big questions

The Croatian Labor Act is a relatively short legal act, especially in view of the extraordinary importance of the legal relationships it regulates.
Many problems in applying the Labor Act provisions arise from the fact that this act does not distinguish between large, middle, small and micro employers, i.e. it does not recognise differences in the relationship between workers and employers in organisations of different size.
Work at an employer belonging to an international business group in Croatia is hardly regulated by this or any other national law.
The minimal level of workers’ rights and the employer’s own acts
The Labor Act sets the minimal level of employment rights. Other laws and numerous regulations of different public authorities provide for important employment issues, such are: occupational safety, health and pension insurance, labor taxation, participation of employees in deciding within a company and privacy protection at work.
Contemporary law requires employers to treat employees on the principles of equality, non-discrimination, dignity and partnership.
The employer has the possibility to arrange the organisation and working procedures with its own acts and contracts with employees. The organisation of decision-making procedures and the normative activity of the employer is of utmost importance.

Legal services:

  • Employment contracts
  • Mutual termination agreements
  • Decisions related to work (working schedules, payrolls, orders and instructions, termination notices, etc.)
  • Nomination of commissioners (dignity at work, privacy protection, safety at work, protection of whistle-blowers, etc.)
  • Employer acts (Employment Regulation, Company Car Policy, Whistle-blowers Regulation, Privacy Notice and Privacy Policy, Confidentiality – NDA)
  • Work from home (contractual provisions, regulations, and decisions)
  • Compliance with the legal frame
  • Human recourses policies
  • Administrative procedures (work inspection; work permits and posted workers)
  • Out of court disputes settlement in labour affairs and labour arbitration
  • Labour law actions