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Name: Labour Law, 2013 (No. 43/NA)
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic
Subject(s): Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2013-12-24
Entry into force:
ISN: LAO-2014-L-96369
Bibliography: Unofficial English Translation, 2014-10, ILO National Coordinator in Lao PDR PDF of Law in English PDF of Law in English
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Government Gazette, Ministry of Justice, Lao PDR PDF of Law in Lao PDF of Law in Lao (consulted on 2015-12-01)
Abstract/Citation: This law defines the principles, regulations and measures on administration, monitoring, labour skills development, recruitment, and labour protection in order to enhance the quality and productivity of work in society, so as to ensure the transformation to modernization and industrialization aimed at safeguarding the rights of employees and employers, as well as the legitimate interests and the continual improvement of their livelihoods, while contributing to the promotion of investment, national socio-economic development, and regional and international links.

SECTION I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION II - LABOUR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 1 - Labour Skills Development System
Chapter 2 - Labour Skills Development Courses
Chapter 3 - Skills Standards
Chapter 4 - Labour Skills
SECTION III - RECRUITMENT PROMOTION
Chapter 1 - The Recruitment System
Chapter 2 - Creation of Employment Opportunities
Chapter 3 - Domestic Recruitment Services
Chapter 4 - Overseas Recruitment Services
Chapter 5 - Importation of Foreign Labour
Chapter 6 - Establishment and Dissolution of Recruitment Service Enterprises
SECTION IV - LABOUR PROTECTION
Chapter 1 - Labour Regulations
Chapter 2 - Night Work and Night Shifts
Chapter 3 - Internal Regulations of Labour Units
Chapter 4 - Lao Labour Working Abroad
Chapter 5 - Foreign Labour in Laos
Chapter 6 - Social Insurance
SECTION V - EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS
Chapter 1 - Employment Contracts
Chapter 2 - Termination and Expiration of Employment Contracts
SECTION VI - EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN AND YOUTHS
Chapter 1 - The Employment of Women
Chapter 2 - The Use of Youth Employees
SECTION VII - SALARY AND WAGES
Chapter 1 - Determining Salaries and Wages
Chapter 2 - Protection of Benefits in Wages or Salary
Chapter 3 - Overtime and Holiday Pay
SECTION VIII - LABOUR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
Chapter 1 - Protection of Labour Safety and Health
Chapter 2 - Labour Accidents and Occupational Diseases
SECTION IX - MIGRANT LABOUR
SECTION X - LABOUR FUND
SECTION XI - INFORMATION ON LABOUR
SECTION XII - PROHIBITIONS
SECTION XIII - RESOLUTION OF LABOUR DISPUTES
SECTION XIV - TRIPARTITE ORGANIZATION
Chapter 1 - The Labor Administration Agency
Chapter 2 - Agencies Representing Employers
Chapter 3 - Agencies Representing Employees
Chapter 4 - Bargaining and Collective Labour Contracts
SECTION XV - THE LABOUR INSPECTION AGENCY AND LABOUR INSPECTION
SECTION XVI - POLICIES TOWARDS PERSONS WITH OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS AND MEASURES AGAINST VIOLATORS
SECTION XVII - FINAL PROVISIONS

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