The employment and labor relations are regulated with the Labor Relations Law the Collective Agreements and other legal acts. The Labor Law regulates the implementation of rights, obligations and responsibilities of the employee and employer.
The recently enacted new Labor Law, prepared in accordance with the EU standards, provides increased flexibility of the labor market by offering and promoting flexible and different employment contracts and flexibility of working time. Also, reforms in this sphere have introduced training programs, support for entrepreneurs, as well as improvement of the overall business climate.
Employment of foreign nationals
The Law on Establishment of Employment Relations with Foreign Persons regulates the employment of foreign persons in Macedonia. According to the provisions of the Law, foreign persons, or persons without nationality, can be employed in Macedonia upon obtaining a work permit. The Employment Service Agency of the Republic of Macedonia issues the work permit upon an employer’s request.