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Timor-Leste


Basic labour law information

Timor-Leste - Basic laws in NATLEX

01) General provisions
     Law No. 8/2009 establishing the Anti-Corruption Commission.

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, 2002.

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Law No. 4/2012 on Labour.

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Ley núm. 9/2002 sobre la nacionalidad.
     Citizenship Law (Law No. 9/2002).
     Law No. 10/2011 approving the Civil Code.
     Law No. 1/2006 approving the Civil Procedure Code.

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Law No. 3/2017 on Prevention and Fight against Trafficking in Persons and Fourth Amendment to the Penal Code
     Penal Code (Decree-Law No. 19/2009).

01.05) Human rights
     Law No. 7/2004 Approving the Statute of the Office of the Ombudsman for Human Rights and Justice.
     Decree-Law No. 25/2011 concerning the Organisation of the Ombudsman for Human Rights and Justice.

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Law No. 5/2012 on Strikes.
     Law No. 1/2006 on Freedom of Assembly and Demonstration.

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Law No. 3/2017 on Prevention and Fight against Trafficking in Persons and Fourth Amendment to the Penal Code

07) Labour administration
     Decree Law No. 8/2008 creating the National Institute for Manpower Development.

07.01) Labour inspection
     Decree-Law No. 19/2010 on the Statute of the General Inspector of Work.

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Law No. 14 of 2008 on the Education System Framework.
     Decree-Law No. 29/2008 establishing the Fund for Employment and Vocational Training.

11) Cooperatives
     Decree-Law No. 16/2004 on Cooperatives.

13.01) Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
     Law No. 10/2005 on Public Holidays and Official Commemorative Dates.

15) Social security (general standards)
     Law No. 6/2012 approving the Transitional Regime for Social Security in Old Age, Disability and Death for State Workers.
     Law No. 12/2016 establishing the Social Security Contribution Scheme.

15.01) Medical care and sickness benefit
     Law No. 10/2004 on the Health System.

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Decree-Law No. 19/2017 approving the Legal Regime for Death Benefits under the Social Security Contribution Scheme.
     Decree-Law No. 17/2017 approving the Legal Regime for Disability and Old Age Pensions under the Social Security Contribution Scheme.
     Decree Law No. 19/2008 on Living Allowances for the Elderly and the Disabled.

15.06) Administration and financing
     Decree-Law No. 20 /2017 approving the Regime of Registration and Compulsory Contributions in the framework of the Social Security Contribution Regime.
     Decree-Law No. 47/2016 creating the National Institute of Social Security.

16) Maternity protection
     Decree-Law No. 18/2017 Approves the Legal Regime for Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Protection under the Social Security Contribution Scheme.

17) Migrant workers
     Law No. 11/2017 on Immigration and Asylum.

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Law No. 8/2004 on the Civil Service.
     Law No. 7/2009 establishing the Civil Service Commission.
  
 

  
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Last updated: Sunday - 17th November 2019