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Право на новчану накнаду за случај незапослености у Републици Српској
The Right to Unemployment Compensation in the Republic of Srpska

Author(s): Radislav Lale
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Labor relations
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Источном Сарајеву
Keywords: Social security; Unemployment insurance; Unemployment; Unemployed person; Right to compensation;

Summary/Abstract: The paper deals with right to financial compensation as the most important part of the system of material support of unemployed persons, based on mandatory social insurance, which is aimed at achieving material and social security of the unemployed persons, and stimulating. The author gives an explanation of the term, the conditions for the acquisition, the amount and duration, the suspension and termination of the right to financial compensation with special reference to the legislation of the Republic of Srpska. The author concludes that our legal system has over-stressed the importance of work years as a requirement for unemployment compensation eligibility. At the same time, it is not acknowledged that termination of work for the employee most probably equals the loss of means for a living. The scope of the right to compensation is rather small, while certain categories are denied this right: those who have never been employed and have never paid mandatory social insurance contributions, self-employed that cannot pay unemployment insurance etc. Furthermore, the category of unemployed population entitled to compensation is narrowly defined.

  • Issue Year: 6/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 1-26
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Serbian