Continuing activities on the implementation of recommendations from the White Book 2015/16 Foreign Investors Council in BiH and FBiH Chamber of Commerce today organized a panel debate on the theme of labour legislation in the Federation in the Great Hall of the Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Debate is designed as a professional discussion among the invited representatives of relevant FBiH institutions competent for labour issues and the business community, members of the FIC and members of the Federal Chamber of Commerce. In the first part of discussion, representatives of Kolektiv Ltd. (Posao.ba) presented challenges when it comes to temporary employment in FBiH, with emphasis on the lack of a legal framework in this area, but also pointing out the benefits that can be achieved by legal regulation of this area. In the second part of the discussion team leader of FIC Working group for Labour Law, Ms. Emina Sarac, presented the key problems that companies face in the practical application of certain provisions of the new FBiH Labour Law, with special emphasis on unclear law provisions that create dilemmas, in which it is necessary to provide authentic interpretation especially for Labour Inspection.
On behalf of relevant institutions at this meeting was present the representative of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Mr. Ernis Imamovic, and the main Federal Labour Inspector, Mr. Muhammad Pasukanovic. Mr. Imamovic informed the audience about new amendments to the current FBiH Labour Law which were recently sent to the parliamentary procedure, and gave overview of the problems that companies face when applying the law. As a conclusion of this meeting, representatives of the Ministry expressed readiness to provide help to the business community, social partners and Federal Government to ensure the successful implementation of labour legislation with the ultimate aim of facilitating the economy. A representative of the federal labour inspectorate launched a constructive discussion with company representatives, explaining controversial provisions and institutes of new Labour Law with the aim of solving practical problems that employers have.