Montenegro: Employers to pay between 70%-100% of salaries

Montenegro: Employers to pay between 70%-100% of salaries

Employers in Montenegro whose business is still open during the epidemic are obliged to pay fully salary to employees who are in quarantine or isolation, Montenegro’s Administration for Inspection Affairs.

On the other hand, if employers are not working due to the Government’s bans, they are obliged to pay 70% of the salary to their employees in quarantine or self-isolation.

The same rule applies for parents who do not work because they have children under 11.

As representatives of Inspection Affairs Administration say, the Law on Labor stipulates that an employee is entitled to be absent from work in cases of temporary illness, injury at work or in other cases, in accordance with the regulations.

In the situations where an employee is prevented from going to work stipulates that the employee has the right to claim 100% compensation for the salary, in accordance with the Law on Healthcare Insurance.

On the other side, when the employer is not performing regular activities due to the ban, the employee who is in quarantine or self-isolation has the right to claim 70% of the salary.

One of the parents/foster parents/adoptive parents or a single parent who has a child under 11, is entitled to paid leave during the epidemic, owing to the suspension of the education work in public and private education institutions.

Furthermore, if the employer is not performing regular activities due to the situation, all employees will be on leave and are entitled to 70% of the salary./ibna