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  1. Armenia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. HO-15-N of 21 December 2017 "On Public Letters". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-27 | ARM-2017-L-106941

    Introduces the concept of a public letter and its types, the procedure of presenting public letters, also establishes the rights of a person who presents a public letter, the procedure of discussion of public letters, the peculiarities of the discussions in the National Assembly and the Government, also of the response procedure to public letters.
    Repeals law No. HO-24 of 24 November 1999 "On the Procedure of Discussion of Suggestions, Applications and Complaints of Citizens".

  2. Armenia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. HO-225-N of 6 December 2017 "To Amend and Supplement Law "On Employment"". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-06 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | ARM-2017-L-106940

    Makes a wording change in part 1 of Article 16 (Return of financial means not used as addressed for employment state projects). Supplements Article 21 (Rights of a job seeker) with a new part 4.2.

  3. Armenia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 198-N of 17 November 2017 "On the Prosecutor's Office". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-11-17 | Date of entry into force: 2018-04-09 | ARM-2017-L-106933

    Chapter 1. General provisions
    Chapter 2. Principles of the activity of the Prosecutor's Office
    Chapter 3. System of the Prosecutor's Office
    Chapter 4. College of Prosecutor's Office
    Chapter 5. Competencies of the Prosecutor's Office and prosecution acts
    Chapter 6. Subordination in the Prosecutor's Office
    Chapter 7. Procedure of appointing and release from position of prosecutor, classification degrees of the Prosecutor's Office and the procedure of granting thereof
    Chapter 8. Rights and duties of prosecutors, attestation and training
    Chapter 9. Procedure of promotion of prosecutors and submission to disciplinary liability
    Chapter 10. Procedure of sending on business trip, of release from work and suspension of competencies of prosecutor
    Chapter 11. Material, legal, social and other guarantees for prosecutor's activity
    Chapter 12. Rules of prosecutor's behaviour
    Chapter 13. Prosecutor's service
    Chapter 14. Financial provision of the Prosecutor's Office
    Chapter 15. Transitional and final provisions.

  4. Armenia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. HO-97-N of 9 June 2017 "On Disclosure System". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-06-09 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | ARM-2017-L-106930

    Establishes the general object of regulation, namely the procedure of disclosure, rights of informant, who provides disclosure information; also the obligations of public authorities, public organizations in relation with disclosure. Also regulates the relations with regard to the protection of informants and persons connected with informants, also the procedure of inside disclosure and outside disclosure.

  5. Armenia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. HO-96-N of 9 June 2017 "On the Committee for Preventing Corruption". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-06-09 | Date of entry into force: 2018-04-10 | ARM-2017-L-106931

    Chapter I. General provisions
    Chapter II. Principles of the activity and the procedure of formation of the Committee for Preventing Corruption
    Chapter III. Organization of the works of the Committee
    Chapter IV. Functions and competencies of the Committee
    Chapter V. Analysis and proceedings implemented by the Committee.

  6. Azerbaijan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 931-VQD of 15 December 2017 to Amend the Labour Code. - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2017-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 2018-02-01 | AZE-2017-L-106745

    Makes wording changes in parts 1-5 of Article 209 (General principles of labour protection), also in part 3 of Article 237 (Rights of trade unions in the sphere of control over the compliance with the rules of labour protection); also makes wording changes in Article 310 (Liability for the violation of rights, defined by this Code) and 312 (Administrative liability for the violation of labour legislation).

  7. Azerbaijan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 821-VQD of 31 October 2017 to Amend the Labour Code. - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2017-10-31 | Date of entry into force: 2017-12-13 | AZE-2017-L-106741

    Introduces wording changes in part 3 of Article 4 (Working places where this Code is applied), in part 2 of Article 50 (Regulation of labour relationships when holding positions by competetion), in part 2 of Article 65 (Attestation of employees, procedure and terms of its conduct), in parts 1, 2 of Article 118 (Duration of working vacations of employees engaged in pedagogical and scientific activity).

  8. Azerbaijan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 786-VQD of 2 October 2017 to Amend the Law "On Combatting Corruption". - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2017-10-02 | Date of entry into force: 2017-11-15 | AZE-2017-L-106748

    Introduces wording changes in the Preamble of the Law, in Article 1 (Concept of corruption), in Article 9 (Law violations linked with corruption), in Article 4 (Bodies (structures) combatting corruption), Article 8 (Restrictions linked with the receipt of a present), Article 12 (Withdrawal of illegally obtained property and reimbursement of the cost of the illegal benefits or privileges), Article 13 (Annulment of acts adopted as a result of law violations linked with corruption); also supplements Article 2 (Subjects of violations linked with corruption) with new paragraph 2.1.7-1.

  9. Azerbaijan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 675-VQD of 31 May 2017 to Amend the Labour Code. - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2017-05-31 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | AZE-2017-L-106740

    Rephrases Part 1 of Article 45 (Duration of employment contract); makes wording change in part 1 of Article 73 (Procedure of termination of employment contract); rephrases parts 1, 3 and 4 of Article 77 (Guarantees for employees in case of termination of employment contract), repeals part 5 and makes wording changes in part 6 of the same article.

  10. Azerbaijan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 697-VQD of 31 May 2017 to Amend the Law "On the Rights of the Child". - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2017-05-31 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-12 | AZE-2017-L-106751

    Supplements the Law with new Article 11-1 (Protection of the children in advertising), which sets several restrictions and prohibitions with the aim of prevention of moral and physical harm to children in advertising.

  11. Azerbaijan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 252-VQD of 17 May 2016 "To Amend and Supplement the Labour Code". - Legislation from CIS Countries (in Russian)

    Adoption: 2016-05-17 | Date of entry into force: 2016-05-22 | AZE-2016-L-105443

    Pursuant to Paragraph 16 of Part 1 of Article 94 of the Constitution of Azerbaijan Republic, supplements Part 2 of Article 91 (Reduced working time) with the following words "and parents, caring after the child under 3 years of age".

  12. Azerbaijan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 167-IIQ of 29 June 2001 "On Service in the Prosecutor's Office", as amended to 17 November 2017. - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2001-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 2001-06-29 | AZE-2001-L-106747

    Section I. General provisions
    Section II. Admission for service in the Prosecutor's Office, appointment of employees for a positions and release from positions
    Section III. Terms of service in the Prosecutor's Office
    Section IV: Ranks of Prosecutor's Office employees
    Section V. Legal, social, court protection and material provision for Prosecutor's Office employees
    Section VI. Promotion for Prosecutor's Office employees and responsibilities thereof
    Section VII. Termination of service in the Prosecutor's Office.

  13. Azerbaijan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 136-IIQ of 5 June 2001 "On Education (Special Education) of Persons with Disabilities", as amended to 31 May 2017. - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2001-06-05 | Date of entry into force: 2001-07-22 | AZE-2001-L-106752

    Chapter I. General provisions
    Chapter II. Rights and duties of persons with disabilities, their parents or other legal representatives in the sphere of special education
    Chapter III. Organization of special education
    Chapter IV. Government of the system of special education.

  14. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Economic Empowerment Zones Act 2018 (No. 28 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-10-05 | BHS-2018-L-108324

  15. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Access to Affordable Homes Act, 2018 (No. 24 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-07-02 | BHS-2018-L-108322

  16. Bolivia, Plurinational State of - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 1139, de 20 de diciembre de 2018, que modifica las leyes núm. 254, “Código Procesal Constitucional”, núm. 548, “Código Niña, Niño y Adolescente”, y núm. 1104 de “Creación de Salas Constitucionales” - Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia

    Adoption: 2018-12-20 | Date of entry into force: 2018-12-26 | BOL-2018-L-108365

    La ley citada modifica los artículos 107 y 110 de la Ley núm. 254, de 5 de julio de 2012, “Código Procesal Constitucional”, que tratan del control previo de constitucionalidad de los proyectos de Tratados Internacionales. Asimismo, modifica los artículos 130 y 131, el parágrafo VI del artículo 132, los parágrafos III y IV del artículo 133, los parágrafos I y II del artículo 138, el inciso b) del artículo 140, y los incisos ff) y gg) del artículo 188, de la Ley núm. 548 de 17 de julio de 2014, “Código Niña, Niño y Adolescente”, que tratan de las garantías en el ejercicio o desempeño laboral por cuenta propia o ajena de las y los adolescentes de catorce (14) a dieciocho (18) años, e incorpora las Disposiciones Adicionales Sexta (promoción de la complementación de la escolarización obligatoria, la capacitación, la sensibilización, inspección integral en situación laboral o de trabajo y otros mecanismos de protección de niñas, niños, adolescentes) y Séptima (promoción y difusión permanentemente de mensajes para la protección en la actividad laboral y el trabajo de adolescentes) y la Disposición Transitoria Décima Cuarta (evaluación del progreso de políticas y programas destinados a erradicar las causas del trabajo infantil).

  17. Djibouti - General provisions - Law, Act

    Loi n° 39/AN/19/8ème L 21 janvier 2019 portant identification des personnes physiques en République de Djibouti, création du numéro national d'identification et établissement d'un registre national. - Loi

    Adoption: 2019-01-21 | DJI-2019-L-108313

    A pour objet de définir et de déterminer les éléments d'identification nominative, personnelle, numérique et biométrique des personnes physiques. Elle fixe l'ensemble des éléments d'identification des personnes physiques à inscrire sur le registre national des personnes physiques, organise le traitement de ces procédés et en garantit la protection.

  18. Estonia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 28.12.2017, 9 of 6 December 2017 "To Amend the Law "On Labour Market Services and Benefits"". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-06 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | EST-2017-L-107083

    Rephrases paras 4), 5), 5.1) of sub-paragraph (5) of Paragraph 6 (Registration as unemployed or as job-seeker); also makes wording changes in sub-paragraph (11) of Paragraph 13 (Labour market training). Supplements Paragraph 19 (Business start-up subsidy) with para 6.1). Rephrases para 3) of sub-paragraph (3) of Paragraph 26 (Right to receive unemployment allowance).

  19. Estonia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 28.12.2017, 1 of 6 December 2017 "To Amend the "Law on Salaries of Higher State Servants" and other related Acts". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-01 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | EST-2017-L-107075

    In the Law No. RT I 2010, 1, 2 of 16 December 2009 "On Salaries of Higher State Servants", rephrases Paragraph 1 (Salary of higher state servants), sub-paragraph (2) of Paragraph 2 (Highest salary rate of higher state servants). Supplements the law with Paragraph 2.1 (Indexation of highest salary rate of higher state servants); also supplements Paragraph 3 (Coefficients applicable to salaries of higher state servants) with new sub-paragraph (8.1). Rephrases Paragraph 4 (Change in salary rate of higher state servants). Repeals Paragraph 17. Introduces new Paragraph 17.1 (Specification of application of highest salary rate resulting from indexation).
    Also amends the Law "On Income Tax": in particular, supplements sub-paragraph 3) of Paragraph 13 (Income from employment) with new parts 4.3-4.6.
    Also amends the Law "On Labour Dispute Resolution": in particular, makes wording changes in sub-paragraph (4) of Paragraph 10 (Participation of lay assessors in the work of Labour Dispute Committee).

  20. Germany - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrangement for the transfer of official and budgetary responsibilities of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth to the Federal Office for Family and Civil Society Affairs (BGBl I 21/2018) (Anordnung zur Übertragung beamten- und haushaltsrechtlicher Zuständigkeiten des Bundesministeriums für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend auf das Bundesamt für Familie und zivilgesellschaftliche Aufgaben (BAFzAZustAnO)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-06-01 | Date of entry into force: 2018-06-14 | DEU-2018-R-108171

    Introductory formula
    § 1 Appointment and dismissal of civil servants
    § 2 Transfer of powers and responsibilities under the Federal Civil Service Act
    § 3 Transfer of responsibilities under the Federal Career Path Regulation
    § 4 Transfer of responsibilities under the Federal Wage Act
    § 5 Transfer of responsibilities under the Civil Service Pensions Act
    § 6 Transfer of responsibilities under the Federal Disciplinary Act
    § 7 Responsibility at transferring functions
    § 8 Transfer of responsibilities under the Working Time Regulation
    § 9 Transfer of powers and responsibilities in the area of budgeting, cash and accounting
    § 10 Transfer of responsibilities under other regulations
    § 11 Reservation Clause
    § 12 Entry into force, expiry.

  21. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to extend the suspension of family reunification due to subsidiary protection (BGBl I 9/2018) (Gesetz zur Verlängerung der Aussetzung des Familiennachzugs zu subsidiär Schutzberechtigten) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-03-08 | Date of entry into force: 2018-03-16 | DEU-2018-L-108166

    Article 1. Amendment to the Residence Act allows family reunification, for foreigners holding right of residence on humanitarian grounds, with their adolescences family members. Such permissions shall be granted in the amount of one thousand per month.
    Article 2. Entry into force.

  22. Grenada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act, 2018 (No. 7 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018 | Date of entry into force: 2019-01-01 | GRD-2018-L-108373

    Persons carrying on the below mentioned businesses are now required to be registered with the Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorism Financing Commission and pay a Registration Fee:

    Banks
    Car Dealers
    Casino Operators
    Credit Unions
    Dealers in Precious stone and precious metals
    Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs)-including Lawyers, Law Firms Accountants and Auditors
    Insurance Companies
    Money Service Businesses
    Non-Profit Organizations
    Real Estate Businesses
    Failure to register with the Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorism Financing Commission constitutes an offence which incurs an initial fine upon Summary Conviction of Five Thousand Dollars, (EC$5000.00) and a recurring fee of Three Hundred Dollars (EC$300.00) for each day that the offence continues.

  23. Honduras - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decreto núm. 130-2017, de 31 de enero de 2019, que sanciona el Código Penal - La Gaceta

    Adoption: 2019-01-31 | Date of entry into force: 2019-11-10 | HND-2019-R-108440

    El decreto en cuestión sanciona el Código Penal, el cual se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    - LIBRO I: Parte general
    - LIBRO II: Parte especial
    - LIBRO III: Regulación de las faltas.

  24. Honduras - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decreto núm. 101-2015, de 7 de diciembre, que sanciona la Ley del Trabajo para Personas Privadas de Libertad y de Permanencia para Reos de Alta Peligrosidad y Agresividad - La Gaceta

    Adoption: 2015-12-07 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-14 | HND-2015-R-108341

    El decreto en cuestión sanciona la Ley del Trabajo para Personas Privadas de Libertad y de Permanencia para Reos de Alta Peligrosidad y Agresividad, que regula la organización y ejecución del trabajo que deben realizar las personas privadas de libertad como parte de los procesos de rehabilitación, readaptación social y terapia ocupacional, sin hacer diferencias de trato fundadas en prejuicios y estigmas principalmente por razones de raza, color, orientación sexual, identidad de género, lengua, religión, nacionalidad, opinión política o cualquier otra opinión, de origen nacional o social, fortuna, nacimiento u otra situación cualquiera. La ley se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    CAPÍTULO I: Disposiciones generales
    CAPÍTULO II: Del sistema de trabajo para privados(as) de libertad
    CAPÍTULO III: Régimen especial de permanencia para privados de libertad de alta peligrosidad y agresividad
    CAPÍTULO IV: Disposiciones finales.

  25. Hungary - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation of the Minister of Interior no 15/2018 on detailed rules for the protection of prisoners in the framework of Protection Program (A belügyminiszter 15/2018. (VI. 7.) BM rendelete a büntetés-végrehajtási intézetben fogvatartott érintett Védelmi Program keretében biztosított védelmének részletes szabályairól) - Magyar Közlöny - Official Gazette

    Adoption: 2018-06-07 | Date of entry into force: 2018-07-01 | HUN-2018-R-108319

    1. Scope of application
    2. Inclusion
    3. Cooperation between the National Prison Administration and the National Police Headquarters
    4. Prison institution and services
    5. Institution obligations in case of prisoners threat
    6. Cooperation of the Services
    7. Termination of the Protection Program
    8. Final provisions

  26. Jamaica - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act, 2017 (No. 15 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-07-14 | JAM-2017-L-108377

    The Act sets out special measures to uphold and preserve the rule of law, public order, citizen security and public safety within certain geographical areas of Jamaica. The Government may declare an area a Zone of Special Operations if there are reasonable grounds to believe that there is "rampant criminality, gang warfare, escalating violence and murder and the threat to the rule of law and public order."

  27. Kuwait - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 17 of 2018 amending Law No. 6 of 2010 concerning Labour in the Private Sector. (قانون رقم 17 لسنة 2018 بتعديل بعض احكام القانون رقم 6 لسنة 2010 بشأن العمل في القطاع الاهلي) - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2018-05-06 | Date of entry into force: 2018-05-06 | KWT-2018-L-108307

    This Law amends Section 51 of Law No. 6 of 2010 concerning Labour in the Private Sector, which states that Kuwaiti nationals are entitled to full indemnities at the end of their service without employers deducting sums from their salaries to pay for the Public Authority for Social Security subscription. Indemnities will be paid in full by the current employer at the end of their service retrospectively actively from the date of Kuwait Law No. 6/2010 being implemented.

  28. Kuwait - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 85 of 2017 on amending some provisions of Law No. 6 of 2010 regarding Labour in the Private Sector. (قانون رقم 85 لسنة 2017 بتعديل بعض احكام القانون رقم 6 لسنة 2010 في شأن العمل بالقطاع الاهلي) - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2017-07-09 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-09 | KWT-2017-L-107350

    This Law amends and replaces Articles 51 and 70 of Law No. 6 of 2010 regarding Labour in the Private Sector.

    Article 51, deals with end of service gratuity payments and their relationship with pension contributions. The Amending Law states that upon ending his/her service, an employee is entitled to a full/complete end of service gratuity payment without deducting pension contributions made by the employer towards the Public Institution for Social Security.

    Article 70, deals with annual leave entitlements for employees. The Amending Law stipulates that “an employee has the right to 30-days’ paid annual leave in the first year of service provided that he has completed at least six months with the employer. Weekend holidays, public holidays and sick leave days shall not be counted as part of annual holidays.”

  29. Liberia - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Executive Law, Liberian Code of Laws Title 12. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1972-05-11 | LBR-1972-L-108444

    Part I - Chief Executive (Chapters 1-4)
    Part II - Executive Branch Generally (Chapters 10, 11, 20-34, 37)
    Part III - REPEALED
    Part IV - Autonomous Agencies (Chapters 50-66)
    Part V - Operation of Executive Branch (Chapters 80-84, 86).

  30. Mexico - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Reglamento de la Ley de Ayuda Alimentaria para los Trabajadores, de 1 de junio de 2015 - Cámara de Diputados

    Adoption: 2015-06-01 | Date of entry into force: 2015-06-05 | MEX-2015-R-108367

    El reglamento en cuestión establece las normas reglamentarias para instrumentar los esquemas de ayuda alimentaria en beneficio de los Trabajadores en el Ámbito Ocupacional. La ley se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    TÍTULO PRIMERO: Disposiciones Generales
    TÍTULO SEGUNDO: Ayuda alimentaria
    -CAPÍTULO I: De las Obligaciones y Prohibiciones
    -CAPÍTULO II: De la Difusión de la Campaña Nacional Permanente.

  31. Paraguay - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 6149, de 17 de septiembre de 2018, de protección y facilidades para la naturalización de las personas apátridas - Biblioteca y Archivo Central del Congreso Nacional

    Adoption: 2018-09-17 | Date of entry into force: 2018-09-20 | PRY-2018-L-108359

    La ley citada regula la identificación, protección y asistencia y el otorgamiento de facilidades para la naturalización de las personas apátridas. La ley se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    -TÍTULO I: Disposiciones generales
    -TITULO II: Derechos y deberes
    -TÍTULO III: Comisión Nacional para Apátridas y Refugiados (Conare)- Secretaría Técnica y Administrativa
    -TÍTULO IV: Procedimientos
    -TÍTULO V: Soluciones
    -TÍTULO VI: Disposiciones finales.

  32. Paraguay - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 6146, de 29 de agosto de 2018, que deroga la Ley núm. 4669/2012, que modifica los artículos 136 y 137 de la Ley núm. 1286/98 “Código Procesal Penal”, modificado por la Ley núm. 2341/03 - Biblioteca y Archivo Central del Congreso Nacional

    Adoption: 2018-08-29 | Date of entry into force: 2018-08-30 | PRY-2018-L-108355

    La ley citada deroga la Ley núm. 4669/2012, que modifica los artículos 136 y 137 de la Ley núm. 1286/98 “Código Procesal Penal”, y ratifica la plena vigencia de la Ley núm. 2341/03, que modifica el artículo 136 de la Ley núm. 1286/98, “Código Procesal Penal”.

  33. Paraguay - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 5115/13, de 29 de noviembre, que crea el Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Seguridad Social - Biblioteca y Archivo Central del Congreso Nacional

    Adoption: 2013-11-29 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-01 | PRY-2013-L-108361

    La ley en cuestión crea el Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Seguridad Social. Así, establece su naturaleza, objetivos, competencia y estructura. La ley se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    TÍTULO II: Del /la Ministro/a
    TÍTULO III: Del Viceministerio de Trabajo
    TÍTULO IV Del Viceministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social
    TÍTULO V Régimen financiero
    TÍTULO VI Disposiciones finales y transitorias.

  34. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 6th March 2018 on the Ombudsman for Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (Text No 648) (Ustawa z dnia 6 marca 2018 r. o Rzeczniku Małych i Średnich Przedsiębiorców) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2018-03-06 | Date of entry into force: 2018-04-30 | POL-2018-L-107934

    The Act establishes of Ombudsman for small and Medium enterprises: Ombudsman is to be appointed by the Prime Minister, sets conditions to be meet by incumbent, his/her duties, prerogatives, the office limitations as well as drafts a budget plan up to 2027

  35. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 6 March 2018 on entrepreneurs - Entrepreneurs Act (Text No 646) (Ustawa z dnia 6 marca 2018 r. - Prawo przedsiębiorców) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2018-03-06 | Date of entry into force: 2018-04-30 | POL-2018-L-107935

    Chapter 1. General provisions
    Chapter 2. Undertaking, performing and termination of economic activity
    Chapter 3. Matters settlement relating to economic activity
    Chapter 4. Economic Activity Regulation
    Chapter 5. Economic activity surveillance limitation
    Chapter 6. Rules of economic-related draft law preparation and performance evaluation
    Chapter 7. Final provision.

  36. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of the 6 March 2016 on Central register and central information on economic activity and Information Point for Entrepreneur (Text No 647) (Ustawa z dnia 6 marca 2018 r. o Centralnej Ewidencji i Informacji o Działalności Gospodarczej i Punkcie Informacji dla Przedsiębiorcy) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2018-03-06 | Date of entry into force: 2018-04-30 | POL-2018-L-107937

    Section I General provisions
    Section II Central register and central information on economic activity
    Section III Information Point for Entrepreneur
    Section IV Final provision

  37. Qatar - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 17 of 2018 Establishing the Workers’ Support and Insurance Fund. (قانون رقم 17 لسنة 2018 بشأن إنشاء صندوق دعم وتأمين العمال) - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2018-11-19 | QAT-2018-L-107337

    The fund aims to support, ensure and provide care for workers, guarantee their rights and provide a healthy and safe working environment for them. In particular it is tasked with (Art. 5):
    1.Providing the needed and sustainable financial resources for the support and insurance of workers.
    2.Paying the workers' benefits, which are settled by the labor dispute settlement committees, and subsequently reclaiming those amounts from the employer.
    3.Contributing to the provision and establishment of playgrounds, entertainment venues, or workers’ accommodation, in coordination with the relevant authorities.
    The fund shall receive for its annual budget 60% of the fees collected for workers’ permits and their renewal (Art. 4).

  38. Qatar - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 6 of 2018 amending Certain Provisions of Decree No. 27 of 2001 on Approving the Accession of Qatar to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. (مرسوم رقم 6 لسنة 2018 بشأن تعديل بعض أحكام المرسوم رقم 27 لسنة 2001 بالموافقة على انضمام دولة قطر إلى اتفاقية الأمم المتحدة لمناهضة التعذيب وغيره من من ضروب المعاملة أو العقوبة القاسية أو اللاإنسانية أو المهيئة) - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2018-02-21 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-09 | QAT-2018-R-107853

    The Decree replaces and amends Section No. 1 of Decree No. 27 of 2001 on Approving the Accession of Qatar to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. It shall be adopted as a Law in accordance to Article No. 68 of the Constitution, with reservations to the provisions of Articles No. 1 and No. 16 of the Convention.

  39. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Child Justice Act, 2018 (No. 9 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-12-11 | LCA-2018-L-108393

    The Act establishes the judicial procedure for the treatment of children and youth within the court and penal system. Sets out to protect the rights of the child. Repeals the Children and Young Persons Act (Cap. 3.01).

  40. Sao Tome and Principe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 6/2019, de 16 de noviembre de 2018, que aprueba el Código del Trabajo (Lei n.º 6/2019, de 16 de Novembro de 2018, que aprova o Código do Trabalho) - Centro de Informática e Reprografia

    Adoption: 2018-11-16 | Date of entry into force: 2019-07-10 | STP-2018-L-108354

    La ley citada aprueba el Código del Trabajo. El Código aprobado se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    -CAPÍTULO I: Disposiciones generales
    -CAPÍTULO II: Derechos personales
    -CAPÍTULO III: Derechos, obligaciones y garantías de las partes y disciplina en el trabajo
    -CAPÍTULO IV: Transmisión de la empresa o el establecimiento
    -CAPÍTULO V: Tiempo de trabajo
    -CAPÍTULO VI: Retribución
    -CAPÍTULO VII: Protección de la maternidad y la paternidad
    -CAPÍTULO VIII: Trabajo de menores
    -CAPÍTULO IX: Trabajador con deficiencia o dolencia crónica
    -CAPÍTULO X: Trabajador-estudiante
    -CAPÍTULO XI: Trabajadores migrantes
    -CAPÍTULO XII: Empresas
    -CAPÍTULO XIII: Suspensión del contrato de trabajo por impedimento prolongado
    -CAPÍTULO XIV: Finalización del contrato de trabajo
    -CAPÍTULO XV: Estructuras de representación colectiva
    -CAPÍTULO XVI: Derecho de huelga
    -CAPÍTULO XVII: Seguridad, higiene y salud en el trabajo
    -CAPÍTULO XVIII: Resolución de conflictos laborales
    -CAPÍTULO XIX: Responsabilidad contravencional y penal
    -CAPÍTULO XX: Reglas generales sobre la prescripción
    -CAPÍTULO XXI: Resolución de dudas emergentes.

  41. Senegal - General provisions - Law, Act

    Loi n° 2017-15 du 6 février 2017 portant création de la Chambre nationale de Commerce, d’Industrie et de Services du Sénégal (CCI-SN) et des Chambres régionales de Commerce, d’Industrie et de Services (CCIR). - Loi

    Adoption: 2017-02-06 | SEN-2017-L-108450

    Abroge la loi n° 89-08 du 17 janvier 1989 portant création des Chambres de Commerce, d’Industrie et d’Agriculture et de l’Union nationale des Chambres de Commerce, d’Industrie et d’Agriculture du Sénégal.

  42. Senegal - General provisions - Law, Act

    Loi n° 2017-07 du 6 janvier 2017 portant dispositif d’incitations applicable dans les zones économiques spéciales. - Loi

    Adoption: 2017-01-06 | SEN-2017-L-108446

    Contient notamment des dispositions portant dérogation au droit du travail applicable en ce qui concerne la durée du travail, les heures supplémentaire ou encore le recours aux contrats à durée déterminée et au licenciement.

  43. Uruguay - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 19729, de 28 de diciembre de 2018, que modifica la Ley núm. 18345, relativa a la licencia especial para trabajadores de la actividad privada con hijos o familiares a cargo con discapacidad - Dirección Nacional de Impresiones y Publicaciones Oficiales

    Adoption: 2018-12-28 | Date of entry into force: 2019-01-18 | URY-2018-L-108349

    La ley en cuestión modifica la Ley núm. 18345, relativa a la licencia especial para trabajadores de la actividad privada con hijos o familiares a cargo con discapacidad. Así, incorpora el artículo 10, por el que se otorga a los trabajadores que tuvieren un hijo con discapacidad conforme al régimen previsto en la Ley núm. 19691, de 29 de octubre de 2018 (Ley de promoción del trabajo de personas con discapacidad), el derecho a solicitar hasta un total de 10 (diez) días anuales para controles médicos de ese hijo, con goce de sueldo. Además, incorpora el artículo 11, por el que se reconoce a quienes tuvieren familiares con discapacidad o enfermedad terminal a cargo conforme a la ley citada, el derecho a una licencia especial anual de 96 (noventa y seis) horas, que podrá ser usufructuada en forma continua o discontinua y de la cual el empleador deberá abonar la correspondiente a 64 (sesenta y cuatro) horas.


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