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Somalia (35) > Civil, commercial and family law (1)

Name: Civil Code (Law No: 37 of 2 June 1973).
Country: Somalia
Subject(s): Civil, commercial and family law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1973-06-02
Entry into force:
ISN: SOM-1973-L-88091
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Somilia Law Organisation PDF of extract of Code in Italian PDF of extract of Code in Italian (consulted on 2011-10-14)
Abstract/Citation: Article 605 of the Civil Code (1973) defines contracts for labour as one involving agreement for labour or work in consideration for remuneration. The Code also covers the general principles that underlie contractual obligations, but Article 605 of the Code states that a special law shall govern employment contracts. That law in respect of private employees is the above law.
The Civil Code also covers liability for "tort" acts committed by employees. Art. 171 of the code states that:
"1. An employer is liable for the damage caused by an employee who commits unlawful act in the course of, or in relation to, his employment.
2. The relationship between employer and employee exists even when the employer has not been free to choose his employee, provided he has actual powers of supervision and control over his servant."

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