SEPTEMBER 30 2012 15:11h
ZAGREB, Sept 30 (Hina) - Work-at-home would be the most beneficial planned amendment to the Labour Act, in the opinion of a third of respondents covered by a poll conducted by the job-seeking website "MojPosao".
Amendments were announced earlier in September, when it was said that the amended law would take effect in the second half of 2013. The web portal carried out the survey among 600 respondents and 33% of them welcomed a possibility of work-at-home as they believe that this will enable workers to have more time and to be better concentrated on their tasks.
Earlier in September Labour Minister Mirando Mrsic announced that by amending the law, his ministry wanted to promote "work-at-home jobs, part-time employment and working for more than one employer".
As many as 29% of those polled welcomed the announced introduction of part-time employment, notably as a possibility for parents with small children. Others said they believed that part-time employment would be a good opportunity for the services sector and small businesses.
As many as 15% of those polled said they did not know anything of the announced amendments of the labour legislation, however, they feared that changes would be detrimental to workers.