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Rights and responsibilities 

Rights and responsibilities of employer are governed by the Labour Law.

Employer has rights:

  • to request employee to produce documents confirming the acquired education or professional qualification if special skills or knowledge are necessary for the work;
  • to give employer's notice three days in advance during the trial period;
  • give a written employer's notice not later than 1 month in advance if employee does not agree with amendments of employment contract and in case of reducing the staff;
  • dismiss the employee if he/she has been under the influence of alcohol, drugs or toxic substances while working or being at the work place as well as in other cases when not dismissing the employee can cause a harm to his/her or other persons' safety and health and also in case of substantiated interests of employer or other persons;
  • to assign employee to do the task which is not stipulated in the employment contract and work extra hours in order to prevent the consequences brought about by force majeure, random events or emergency situations that have adverse effect on routine activities in the company. Employer can be assigned to do the tasks which are not stipulated in the employment contract not more than 1 month per year;
  • to pay salary with transfer only if so agreed with the employee;
  • to pay the salary in proportion to the executed work in case of piecework wage and if employee has partly fulfilled the requirements.

Employer is responsible to:

  • sign the employment contract with the employee and register it;
  • after receiving the medical conclusion to change the conditions of employment contract in order to avert the risk for the safety and health of a pregnant employee. It pertains also to women one year after delivery of child, but if she is breastfeeding the child - during all the period of breastfeeding;
  • to precisely count hours and extra hours of every employee including work at night, during the relaxation and holidays;
  • to introduce employees with shift schedules not later than 1 month before their coming into force;
  • to grant annual paid vacation to employees;
  • to set equal wage for the same or equivalent work;
  • to pay the wage for the performed work not less than 2 times per month. Upon mutual agreement between employee and employer it can be paid also 1 time per month;
  • to pay to employee the average earnings if employee is on the annual paid vacation or additional vacation;
  • to pay to employee the average earnings in case of piecework wage (wage for piece work) and if employees do not work due to the following reasons
  • if employer has given the order to do the health check;
  • donates blood in medical institution informing about it employer in advance;
  • participates in professional training or in-service training provided by employer;
  • due to death of spouse, parents, child or other close family member the person does not work more than 2 working days;
  • due to moving to another place of residence initiated by employer: not more than 1 working day if employee moves to another place of residence in the same area and not more than 2 working days if the person moves to another area;
  • on the basis of call, visits informational establishment, court, prosecutor's office or participates in hearing as lay judge;
  • participates in prevention of consequences of emergency circumstances;
  • does not work during holidays which fall in day that was determined as working day for the employee;
  • is on the business trip;
  • to inform the employees in a written form 1 month in advance about introduction of new wage payment system; 
  • upon demand by employee to hand out the reference about his/her wage and performed Mandatory State Social Insurance Contributions;
  • to hand out a written calculation of wage and to explain it, too;
  • to pay the wage according to the actually worked hours in case of time wage if employee has not properly fulfilled his/her liabilities;
  • to pay additional payment to employee for additional work, extra hours as well as for night work and work during holidays;
  • to pay wage for the work which is not stipulated in the employment contract in proportion to the accomplished tasks;
  • to reimburse those expenses or losses of employee which according to the conditions of the employment contract are related to fulfilling the work responsibilities;
  • upon the demand of employees to provide all the information necessary for signing the collective agreement;
  • to introduce all employees with collective agreement not later than 1 month after its confirmation or amendments and make its text available for every employee;
  • to ensure working conditions that is fair, safe and harmless to health;
  • before signing the employment contract to inform one of child's or adolescent's parents about the assessment of work environment risk and labour protection measures in the respective work place;
  • to ensure such working conditions and organization so that employee could do his/her task;
  • to dismiss the employee if in cases stipulated in normative acts it is demanded by the respectively accredited authority;
  • before dismissing the person to find out whether the employee is a member of labour union of employees;
  • to inform employee in a written form about the conditions underlying the employment contract and also to prove that dismissal is legally substantiated;
  • upon dismissing employee to pay him/her the entire amount of money that is due to him/her