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Bosnia and Herzegovina


Basic labour law information

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Annex 4 of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina).

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Act of 30 March 2007 on Offences (Text No. 242).
     Act of 27 June 2003 on Criminal Procedure (Text No. 289).
     Penal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina of 27 June 2003 (3/03) (Text No. 292).

01.05) Human rights
     Act of December 2000 on the Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
     Act of 3 December 1999 on refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina and displaced persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Act on Associations and Foundations in Bosnia and Herzegovina (O.G. 32/01).

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Act No. 59 of 2009 on Prohibition of Discrimination.
     Act of 21 May 2003 on gender equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Text No. 161).
     Act of 1 April 2003 on the protection of members of national minorities (Text No. 105).

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Act of 27 June 2003 on the Agency for Employment and Placement of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Text No. 191).

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Strategy of 23 October 2014 on the development of vocational education and training in the context of lifelong learning in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the period 2014-2020 (Text No. 1435).

14.01) Protection against particular hazards
     Act on Radiation and Nuclear Safety in Bosnia and Herzegovina ("Official Gazette", No. 88/07).

17) Migrant workers
     Act of 18 July 2003 on movement and stay of foreigners and on asylum (Text No. 222).
     Act of 10 November 2015 on Foreigners (Official Gazette No. 88/2015).
     Asylum Act of 9 February 2016 (Official Gazette No. 11/16).
     Act of 3 December 1999 on refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina and displaced persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Act of May 2002 on Civil Service.

District of Brcko - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Labour Code of the District of Brcko BiH (Official Gazette No. 19/06).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Act on Strikes (Official Gazette No. 03/06).

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Act of 8 September 2004 on job placement and rights in the event of unemployment.

14) Occupational safety and health
     Act of 31 October 2005 on occupational safety and health.

15) Social security (general standards)
     Act of 13 December 2002 on social protection.

15.01) Medical care and sickness benefit
     Act of 31 January 2001 on medical care.
     Act of 14 December 2001 on health insurance.

15.04) Unemployment benefit
     Act of 8 September 2004 on job placement and rights in the event of unemployment.

17) Migrant workers
     Act of 12 November 2002 on aliens' employment.

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina of 30 March 1994.

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     The Labour Code of 31 March 2016 of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Official Gazette 26/16).

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Act of 4 June 1999 on economic societies (Text No. 155).
     Act of 8 November 2004 on Commerce.
     Code of Civil Procedure of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (O.G. of FBiH No. 53/03).

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Act of 9 July 2003 on Criminal Procedure of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (35/03) (Text No. 357).
     Penal Code of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina of 9 July 2003 (Text No. 358).
     Act of 14 June 2006 on Offences of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Text No. 333).

01.07) Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws
     Act of 14 May 2003 on protection of the environment (Text No. 3399).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Act of 2006 on the employees' council.
     Act on strikes (Official Gazette of the FBiH No. 14/00) (Text No. 90).
     Act on Works Councils (No. 38/04) (Text No. 365).
     Regulations of 21 April 2000 on registers of concluded collective agreements (Text No. 142).

07.01) Labour inspection
     Act of 2 December 2005 on inspections in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Text No. 832).

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Statutes of the Federal Employment Agency of 29 December 2005.
     Act of 20 September 2001 on mediation in employment and social security of the unemployed (Text No. 563).

12.02) Wages
     Act of 18 June 2003 on bankruptcy procedure (Text No. 292).

14.01) Protection against particular hazards
     Act of 14 April 1999 on protection against ionising radiation (Text No. 105).

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Act of 20 July 1998 on pension and disability insurance (Text No. 203).

15.04) Unemployment benefit
     Act of 20 September 2001 on mediation in employment and social security of the unemployed (Text No. 563).

15.06) Administration and financing
     Act of 25 August 1998 on contributions (Text No. 248).

17) Migrant workers
     Act of 26 December 2012 on the employment of foreigners.

18) Seafarers
     Act of 21 December 2005 on internal and maritime navigation (Text No. 927).

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Act of 26 June 2003 on public service in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Text No. 302).

Republika Srpska - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of Republika Srpska.

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Labour Code of 29 December 2015 of the Republika Srpska.

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Act of 10 April 2014 on Citizenship of Republic of Srpska.

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Criminal Code of the Republika Srpska of 28 May 2003.

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Act of 28 October 2016 on the Peaceful Resolution of Labour Disputes (Official Gazette No. 91/16).
     Act on Workers Councils (Official Gazette of the Republic of Sprska No. 26/01).
     Act on Citizens Associations, 1990.
     Act of 31 May 1994 on labour relations in public bodies (Text No. 289).
     Regulations of 1998 on registration of trade union organizations.
     Instructions of 1998 on registration of collective agreements.

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Act of 3 October 2013 on Voluntary Work.

07.01) Labour inspection
     Labour Inspection Act of 4 July 2001 (Text No. 843).

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Statutes of the National Employment Service of Republika Srpska of 2 December 2003.

08.01) Disabled workers
     Act of 4 April 2012 on professional rehabilitation and employment of disabled persons.

12.01) Labour contracts
     Instructions of 1998 on labour contract.

14) Occupational safety and health
     Act on Safety at Work (Official Gazette of the Republic of Sprska, No. 1/08).

14.02) Protection in certain sectors of economic activity
     Mining Act of 21 June 2018.

15.01) Medical care and sickness benefit
     Act on health protection (No. 01-612/99)
     Act of 1999 on health insurance.

15.06) Administration and financing
     Act of 26 September 2001 on contributions.

19) Fishers
     Act of 10 July 2012 on Fisheries.

22.02) Mining and quarrying workers
     Mining Act of 21 June 2018.

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Act on Civil Service (No. 02-663/94).
     Act of 31 May 1994 on labour relations in public bodies (Text No. 289).
     Act of 25 November 2008 on civil servants (Official Gazette No. 118/08).
  
 

  
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