21. 09. 2021.
The XXIII International Seminar of the Society for Labor and Social Security Law was held on Zlatibor from 15 to 18 September 2021. The main topic was “Challenges of Modern Labor Legislation”. The Seminarwas open by Prof. Dr PredragJovanović, the Society President, Jovan Protić, representative of the International Labor Organization and Dr Ivica Lazović, Agency director, while Prof. Dr Darija Kisić Tepavčević as the first line minister visiting the seminar was a special guest at the opening.
Prof. Dr Kisić Tepavčević underlined that contribution of the Society for Labor and Social Security Law was very important for promotion of labor and social security rights, as substantiated by 23 years of tradition. She also expressed her full support to the Society activities. The Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs is prepared for all challenges relating to labor law, while cooperation with pertinent experts is of great importance for overcoming the challenges, highlighted Prof. Dr Kisić Tepavčević, the Minister of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs. Prof. Dr Sandra Grujičić, assistant minister in the sector for labor and employment also participated in the proceedings of the International Seminar of the Society for Labor and Social Security Law.
Dr Ivica Lazović, the Agency Director,presented his paper on challenges faced by labor legislation in the area of peaceful resolution of labor disputes and accentuated the need to recognize options for peaceful resolution of labor disputes in new regulations that govern various areas relating to work, such as strikes or seasonal work. He also elaborated the possibilities for further promotion of the legal concept of peaceful resolution of labor disputes through amendments in the current legislative solutions in terms of introducing two level procedures, binding nature of the ruling and mediation as a method to resolve labor disputes.
The seminar topics comprised the whole body of labor lawthrough the lens of labor law concepts and practice in resolution of labor disputes (court and out of court methods). Presenters, moderators and other participants included local and international experts (labor law professors from our universities and prestigious universities in the region, eminent judges working in all judicial instances, experts focusing drafting of legal regulations and their implementation, representative trade unions, arbitrators and conciliators of the Republic Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labor Disputes, attorneys and others).