BUSINESSES SEEK SIMPLER SEASONAL WORKERS REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

BUSINESSES SEEK SIMPLER SEASONAL WORKERS REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

декември 28, 2021

The Organization of Employers of Macedonia (OEM) seeks new, efficient
solutions to reduce injuries and accidents in the workplace; introducing a system of vouchers for
registering seasonal workers in compulsory social insurance and amendments to the Law on Trade
Companies. Employers are prepared to offer concrete amendments in order to improve conditions for
doing business. “We are proposing a simplification of the model of registering and payment of
contributions for seasonal workers, which will achieve more effective application of the legal
provisions on registering these workers, increase their social security, while at the same time
effecting a reduction of tax evasion and the grey economy,” said the OEM. The OEM proposes
simplification of the model of registering and payment of contributions for seasonal workers, which
they believe will achieve more effective application of the legal provisions on registering these
workers, increase their social security, while at the same time effecting a reduction of tax evasion
and the grey economy. With changes to the Law on Trade Companies, the Organization of Employers
seeks to facilitate investment by existing shareholders in companies, while also having a positive
effect on further spurring domestic and foreign investment in the country.

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New, efficient solutions to reduce injuries and accidents in the workplace;
introducing a system of vouchers for registering seasonal workers in compulsory social insurance and
amendments to the Law on Trade Companies are the priorities of the Organization of Employers of
Macedonia (OEM), which is prepared to offer concrete proposals for them. According to the president
of the OEM, Angel Dimitrov, the current application of legislation in occupational health and safety has
not reduced the number of injuries and accidents in the workplace, especially in agriculture,
construction and the manufacturing industry, where the number of injuries and accidents is the
highest. At the same time, the Law on Occupational Safety and Health has significant financial
implications, especially for small and micro companies in the service industry, where oftentimes the
only work equipment is computers and desks, and which according to obligations under the law, are
equal to large industrial facilities where the risk of workplace injuries is significantly higher. The OEM
is also proposing a significant simplification of the model of registering and payment of contributions
for seasonal workers, which will achieve more effective application of the legal provisions on
registering these workers, increase their social security, while at the same time effecting a reduction
of tax evasion and the grey economy. With changes to the Law on Trade Companies, the Organization
of Employers seeks to facilitate investment by existing shareholders in companies, while also having
a positive effect on further spurring domestic and foreign investment in the country.