Personal data can be safely transferred from EU to the USA, without the need to introduce additional data protection measures.

Deadlines for submitting bids for geothermal waters exploitation licenses for energy purposes are drawing closer.

Limited liability companies and simple limited liability companies must carry out the adjustment of the share capital and the adjustment of the business share amounts in the court register at the moment of first change of the deed of incorporation, statutory change in the company or when changing one of the business shares in the company.

Home Office

Employers are obliged to conclude a special employment contract with employees who permanently, temporarily or occasionally perform home office, by which they will define the rights and obligations arising from such work.

Recent amendments to the Land Registry Act have envisaged more efficient process of registration of ownership title transfer which includes mandatory electronic filing.

On October 1, 2022, amendments to the Income Tax Rulebook entered into force, which increase the amount of tax-free remuneration and introduce new rules regarding the payment of employee meal expenses.

Euro will become the official monetary unit and a mean of payment n Croatia on January 1, 2023. The fixed official exchange rate is set at 7,53450 HRK per 1 EUR

Administrative fines were issued in July 2022, in the total amount of HRK 2.18 million, and most of the stated amount, a fine in the amount of HRK 2.15 million, was issued to one of the leading providers of telecommunications services due to security failures - failure for not taking appropriate technical and organizational security measures for the processing of personal data.

Republic of Croatia introduced temporary protection for persons displaced from Ukraine on or after 24 February 2022 on the basis of which the persons under temporary protection have the right to work in the Republic of Croatia without the need to obtain a residence and work permit or a certificate of employment.

Amendments to the Obligations Act redefined the concept of the material defect, introduced special rules on the obligations of sellers in the case of sale of products with digital elements in consumer contracts and prescribe a hierarchy of rights of the buyer in case of the material defect.

State owned agricultural land in Croatia can be sold through a public tender.

The deadline for submitting applications for acquiring Croatian citizenship is extended to 1.1.2023.

If the Tax Authority determines that the activity of a self-employed person has prevailing characteristics of an employment relationship, such entrepreneurs will be obliged to asses and pay taxes and contributions which apply to employment contracts.

Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) are legally binding and enforceable internal rules for the transfer of data within multinational companies. Binding corporate rules allow multinational companies to transfer data within the same corporate group to countries that do not provide an adequate level of personal data protection.

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An employer who wants to employ a construction worker from a third country is obliged to obtain an appropriate working permit before the worker starts working, depending on the type of work that the worker will do, the duration of work and his education.

A person born abroad, if one of his/her parents is a Croatian citizen at the time of his/her birth, acquires Croatian citizenship if he/she is registered as a Croatian citizen by the age of 21 at a diplomatic mission or consular office of the Republic of Croatia abroad or at the Birth Registry office in the Republic of Croatia.

The law gives each person the opportunity to change their name (full name, only first name or only last name).

With the amendments to the Croatian Citizenship Act that entered into force on 1.1.2020 the acquisition of citizenship for the Croatian emigrants, their descendants and their spouses was made much easier.

As of 1.01.2021. the new law abolished the annual quotas for employment of foreign workers and introduced a new procedure for obtaining working permits in Croatia. According to the new law, employers are obligated to request the so-called labor market test at Hrvatski zavod za zapošljavanje which will determine whether there are unemployed persons in Croatia the same job position.