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Original name: قانون کار
Name: Labour Law (Labour Code).
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Subject(s): Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1990-11-20
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 1991-02, No. 13387, p. 1-14
ISN: IRN-1990-L-21843
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 1991-02, No. 13387, p. 1-14
Labor Law of Iran, 1991, Firouzeh Aminpour, trans., Ketab Sara Co., Tehran, Iran, 110 p.
Labour law of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Four Languages, 1998, L'institut du travail et de la securité sociale, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, first
Printed separately, 2019 PDF of Unofficial English Translation PDF of Unofficial English Translation
Law in English Law in English Alavi and Associates, Legal Counsels, Islamic Republic of Iran PDF of Unofficial English Translation PDF of Unofficial English Translation (consulted on 2019-06-03)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Ministry of Co-operatives, Labour and Social Welfare, Islamic Republic of Iran PDF of Code in Perisan PDF of Code in Perisan (consulted on 2019-06-03)
Abstract/Citation: This is the first labour code of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Its 203 sections cover contracts, conditions of employment, occupational safety and health, inspection, training, employment services, workers' and employers organisations, collective bargaining and agreements, welfare services for workers and their families, mediated dispute settlement, and the establishment of a Supreme Labour Council. Many sections are followed by an explanatory note clarifying technical or procedural details. Section 6 prohibits forced labour and provides for the right freely to choose an occupation subject to the principles of Islam, public policy and the rights of other persons. Special provisions are made for night work; arduous, underground and dangerous work; one month's special pilgrimage leave once in a worker's lifetime; the working conditions of women and young persons (i.e.workers between 15 and 18 years of age, the employment of those under 15 being prohibited); etc. Section 130, which introduces Chapter VI on workers' and employers' organisations, stipulates that "the workers ... may establish Islamic societies and associations" to disseminate Islamic culture, to defend the achievements of the Islamic Revolution, etc. Section 131 provides that workers and employers may set up "guilds or trade unions". (Labour Law Documents 1991/3, 1991-IRN 1). English translation published as: Labour Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Tehran: Labour and Social Security Institute, 1993), 123p. Available in DOC.NORMES.
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