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  1. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 07.07.2017, 2 of 19 June 2017 "On Simplified Business Income Taxation". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-06-19 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | EST-2017-L-107082

    Paragraph 1: Object of taxation
    Paragraph 2: Payer of tax
    Paragraph 3: Period of taxation
    Paragraph 4: Rate of taxation
    Paragraph 5: Entry into and termination of business account opening contract
    Paragraph 6: Payment of business income tax
    Paragraph 7: Registration of taxpayer in employment register
    Paragraph 8: Receipt of business income tax
    Paragraph 9: Payment of benefits for social protection from business income tax and bases for calculation of amounts of benefits.
    Paragraphs 10-17 amend, inter alia, the Law "On Funded Pensions" (supplements Paragraph 7 with new sub-paragraph), the law "On Social Tax" (supplements Paragraph 2 (Object of taxation) with new sub-paragraph 9, also making wording changes in the same paragraph), the law "On Income Tax" (inter alia, adds sub-paragraph 5 to Paragraph 1 (Object of taxation), makes wording changes in Paragraph 23 (Basic exemption), adds sub-paragraph 13 to Paragraph 34 (Expenses not deductible from business income)), the Law "On Labor Market Services and Benefits" (makes wording changes in Paragraph 6 (Registration as unemployed or as job-seeker), Paragraph 26 (Right to receive unemployment benefit)), the law "On Unemployment Insurance" (supplements Paragraph 3 (Insured person and insurer) with new part 6), the law "On Work Ability Allowance" (wording changes in Paragraph 12 (Right to receive work ability allowance), Paragraph 13 (Amount of work ability allowance)).

  2. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 29.06.2017, 1 of 14 June 2017 "To Amend the Law "On Work Ability Allowance" and other legal acts. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-06-14 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-09 | EST-2017-L-107080

    In the Law "On Work Ability Allowance", makes wording changes in para 13) of sub-paragraph (1) of Paragraph 13 (Right to receive work ability allowance), also supplementing the same paragraph with new sub-paragraph (3.1); also supplements Paragraph 13 (Amount of work ability allowance) with new sub-paragraphs (3.1), (3.2), (3.3). Introduces new Paragraph 19.1 (Continuation of payment of work ability allowance). Rephrases sub-paragraph (7) of Paragraph 27 (Transitional provisions) supplementing it with new sub-paragraphs (7.1), (7.2), (8.1).
    Also amends the Law "On Social Benefits for Disabled Persons": in particular, makes changes in Paragraph 2.1 (Preparation of rehabilitation plan); supplements Paragraph 2.4 (Term for making decision concerning degree of severity of disability and duration of degree of severity of disability) with new sub-paragraph (2.1); also adds sub-paragraph (1.1) to Paragraph 20 (Changes in payment of social benefits for disabled persons).
    Also amends Law "On Health Insurance": in particular, changes the wording of sub-paragraphs 3, 4 of Paragraph 33.1 (Dental care benefit for insured person of at least 19 years of age).
    Also makes wording changes in sub-paragraph (3) of Paragraph 64 (Rehabilitation waiting list) of Law "On Social Welfare".
    Also amends Law "On Labour Market and Benefits Act": in particular, rephrases sub-paragraph 6) of Paragraph 33 (Premature termination of payment of unemployment allowance).

  3. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Decision of the Constitutional Review Chamber of the Supreme Court No. RT I, 12.05.2017, 8 of 11 May 2017 "On the Constitutional Control on Sub-Paragraph 6 of Paragraph 5 of the Law "On Labour Market Services and Benefits" and Sub-Paragraph 6 (1) 1 of the Law "On Unemployment Insurance". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-05-11 | Date of entry into force: 2017-05-11 | EST-2017-L-107077

    Declares part 4) of sub-paragraph (5) of Paragraph 6 (Registration as unemployed or as job-seeker) of the "Labor Market Services and Benefits" act and part 1) of sub-paragraph (1) of Paragraph 6 (Right to receive unemployment insurance benefit) of Law "On Unemployment Insurance" to be in conflict with the Constitution and repeals the mentioned clauses to the extent that they exclude the payment of unemployment insurance benefits to insured persons specified in subsection 3 (1) of the "Unemployment Insurance" act, who would have the right to receive unemployment insurance benefits pursuant to Paragraph 6 of the same act, solely on the basis that the person is a member of the management board of a company, a procurator, a partner authorised to represent a general or limited partnership, the director of a branch of a foreign company or manager of another permanent establishment of a non-resident.

  4. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 24.12.2016,1 of 19 December 2016 to Amend the Laws on Income Tax, Social Tax and other Laws. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2016-12-31 | EST-2016-L-105065

    In the Law on Income Tax, repeals sub-paragraphs (2), (3) of paragraph 17 (Interest); makes wording changes in part 4) of sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 17.1 (Income on financial assets); part 12) of sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 19 (Pensions, scholarships and grants, benefits, awards, gambling winnings and maintenance support); paragraph 23 (Basic exemption) adding sub-paragraphs (2), (3). Also makes changes in paragraph 23.1 (Increased basic exemption upon provision of maintenance to child). Repeals paragraphs 23.2 (Increased basic exemption in event of pension, 23.3 (Increased basic exemption in event of compensation for accident at work or occupational disease), also sub-para (4) of paragraph 25 (Housing loan interest). Also makes changes, inter alia, in paragraphs 28.2 (Restriction on deductions from taxable income) adding sub-para (1.1), 31 (Non-resident’s income not subject to income tax), 40 (Withholding agent for income tax). Makes minor wording changes in paragraphs 41, 42, 44, 46. Supplements the Law on Income Tax, inter alia, with new paragraph 56.4 (Notification of the use of health promotion tax relief).
    In the Law on Social Tax, makes wording changes in paragraphs 3 (Amounts on which social tax is not imposed), 7 (Tax rate).
    In the Law on Labour Market Services and Benefits, repeals sub-para (2.1) of paragraph 1 (Purpose and scope of application of Act), Chapter 4.1 (Annual Refunds to Low-Paid Employees). Makes changes in paragraph 43.2 (Implementation of Chapter 4.1 of this Act).

  5. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 07.12.2016, 1 of 23 November 2016 to Amend the Law "On Working Conditions of Employees Posted to Estonia". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-11-23 | Date of entry into force: 2016-12-17 | EST-2016-L-105042

    Introduces wording changes into paragraph 1 (Objective of Act); sub-paragraphs (1), (2), (2.1) of paragraph 5 (Applicable working conditions); supplements the law with new paragraphs 5.1 (Provision of data and documents), 5.2 (Liability of person who ordered service from employer of posted employee). Changes the wording of paragraphs 6 (Implementing authority and cooperation), 7 (Dispute Resolution), 7.1 (Cross-border notification of financial administrative measure and submission for enforcement), 7.2 (Proceedings concerning cross-border notification of financial administrative measure and request for submission for enforcement thereof to Republic of Estonia), 7.3 (Cross-border notification of penalty payment imposed in Estonia and submission for enforcement thereof in foreign state), 8 (Exercise of state and administrative supervision). Repeals paragraph 9 (Procedure for challenging precept). Adds new paragraphs 9.1 (Failure to apply working conditions), 9.2 (Proceedings), which makes amendments in paragraph 2 (Object of tax) of the Law on Social Tax; paragraph 13 (Income from employment) of the Law on Income Tax. Also amends the Law on Employment Contracts, namely rephrases the title of Chapter 6, which now reads: "Dispute settlement and national, administrative supervision", paragraph 115 (National and administrative supervision). Also makes wording changes into paragraph 37 (Payment of transport and accommodation benefits, and rate of benefits) of the Law on Labour Market Services and Benefits.

  6. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 30.06.2015, 2 of 15 June 2015 to Amend the Labour Market Services and Benefits Act and other Acts. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-06-15 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | EST-2015-L-102033

    Makes, inter alia, wording changes in para (2) of article 1 (Purpose and scope of application of Act) also supplementing it with new para (21); introduces new wording to the title of Chapter 41 which now reads: "Annual Refunds To Low-Paid Employees", article 371, para (3) of article 372, para (4) of article 373, para (4) of 374, para (2) of 375, articles 376, 377; adds new article 432 (Implementation of Chapter 41 of this Act).

  7. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 13.12.2014, 1 of 19 November 2014 "On Work Ability Allowance", as amended to 24 December 2016 (Töövõimetoetuse seadus) - legislation on-line legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-11-19 | Date of entry into force: 2016-07-01 | EST-2014-L-105040

    Chapter I: General Provisions
    Chapter II: Assessment of Work Ability
    Chapter III: Work Ability Allowance
    Chapter IV: Database of Work Ability Assessment and Work Ability Allowance, and Exchange of Information
    Chapter V: Settlement of Disputes
    Chapter VI: Administrative Supervision
    Chapter VII: Implementing Provisions.

  8. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 04.06.2014, 2 of 21 May 2014 to Amend the Acts on Individual Labour Dispute Resolution, on Occupational Health and Safety, on Labour Market Services and Benefits. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-05-21 | Date of entry into force: 2014-09-01 | EST-2014-L-102020

    Amends Individual Labour Dispute Resolution Act rephrasing section 91 (Processing of information concerning labour disputes in labour dispute committees);
    also amends, inter alia, Occupational Health and Safety Act making wording changes into sub-paragraphs 17), 19) of para (1) of section 13 (Obligations and rights of employer), para (10) of section 16 (Working environment specialist); further, supplements the Act with new section 161 (Safe working life database), rephrases para (4) of section 17 (Working environment representative), paras, (11), (51) of section 18 (Working environment council), para (3) of section 22 (Occupational accident) also supplementing it with new para (31), para (2) of section 24 (Investigation and registration of occupational accident and occupational disease); also supplementing the Act with section 241 (Working environment database).

  9. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 21.03.2014, 1 of 26 February 2014 to Amend Social Welfare Act, the Labour Market Services and Benefits Act, and the Social Benefits for Disabled Persons Act. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-02-26 | Date of entry into force: 2014-03-31 | EST-2014-L-102026

    Amending, inter alia, the Social Welfare Act, introduces changes to sections 10 (Social services), 111 (Rehabilitation service), 112 (Person entitled to receive rehabilitation service provided by state), 114 (Grant of authority to perform provision of rehabilitation services), 115(Contract under public law granting authorization to perform provision of rehabilitation services), 116(Application for rehabilitation service) also adding para (8) to it; adds paras (11), (12), (4) to section 117(Waiting list for provision of rehabilitation services); adds paras (1), (8) to section 1112 (Preparation of rehabilitation plan), rephrases section 1123 (Waiting lists for special care services) repealing paras (3), (31), (4). Also, introduces new section 181(Prohibited objects and substances upon staying in social welfare institution); repeals section 20; makes minor wording changes in sections 1113, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1126, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1140, 1147, 11 48, 11 51, 1153, 17, 18, 24, 252, 26, 48.

  10. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I 2010, 44, 262 of 17 June 2010 "On Youth Employment". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2010-06-17 | Date of entry into force: 2010-09-01 | EST-2010-L-102035

    Establishes the scope of application of this law, general concepts, restriction on working with the youth (Chapter I); regulates organization of youth work including functions of the Ministry of Education and Research, of local governors, youth councils, operation of project camps, state supervision over youth camp activities (Chapter II); financing of youth work including state budget financing and grants (Chapter III); liability (Chapter IV); implementing provisions.
    Repeals the previous law of 17 February 1999 "On Youth Work".

  11. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Labour Market Services and Benefits Act (RT I 2005, 54, 430). (Tööturuteenuste ja-toetuste seadus) - English Translation Consolidated text [to 09/06/10] Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 2005-09-28 | Date of entry into force: 2006-01-01 | EST-2005-L-85396

    Chapter 1 - General Provisions
    Chapter 2 - Maintenance of Records Concerning Unemployed Persons, Job-seekers and Provision of Labour Market Services
    Chapter 3 - Labour Market Services
    Chapter 4 - Labour market benefits
    Chapter 5 - Provision of Labour Market Services by Legal Persons in Public Law and Sole Proprietors
    Chapter 6 - Financing
    Chapter 7 - Settlement of Disputes
    Chapter 8 - Implementing Provisions

  12. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Act of 14 June 2000 on social protection of the unemployed (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to January 2003)

    Adoption: 2000-06-14 | Date of entry into force: 2000-10-01 | EST-2000-L-60503

    Regulates the registration of persons as unemployed and the payment of State unemployment benefits, single benefits and stipends through employment offices.

  13. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Employment Service Act of 14 June 2000. (Tööturuteenuse seadu) - English translation (as amended up to December 2003)

    Adoption: 2000-06-14 | Date of entry into force: 2000-10-01 | EST-2000-L-60514

    Regulates the provision of employment services to persons who seek employment and to employers. Deals with types of employment service, right to use employment services, payment for employment services, employment services activity licence, employment training, and subsidies to employers.

  14. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Act of 13 October 1999 to amend the Family Benefits Act and related acts (Text No. 749).

    Adoption: 1999-10-13 | Date of entry into force: 2000-01-01 | EST-1999-L-55654

    Amends the Family Benefits Act, the Act on social benefits for disabled persons, the Holidays Act, the Act on social protection of the unemployed, and the Social Tax Act.

  15. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Act of 27 January 1999 on social benefits for disabled persons (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to June 2008)

    Adoption: 1999-01-27 | Date of entry into force: 2000-01-01 | EST-1999-L-53662

    Determines the classes of social benefits for disabled persons, the conditions of entitlement, and the procedure for their grant and payment.

  16. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Mental Health Act of 12 February 1997. - English translation (as amended up to June 2002)

    Adoption: 1997-02-12 | Date of entry into force: 1997-03-16 | EST-1997-L-49042

    Regulates the procedure and conditions for provision of psychiatric care and the relationships with health care institutions. Provides for the duties of the State and local governments in the organization of psychiatric care, and the rights of persons in receiving psychiatric care.

  17. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 195 of 23 July 1996 to establish conditions and procedure of the education of the disabled in vocational institutes. (Text No. 1042)

    Adoption: 1996-07-23 | EST-1996-R-45131

    The Ministries of Education and Social Matters create the possibility for the disabled to choose their profession and vocational education, with the cooperation of State employment services and other services in charge of vocational guidance.

  18. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Government Decree No. 62 of 9 February 1995 on the entry into force of the Act on social protection of the unemployed.

    Adoption: 1995-02-09 | EST-1995-R-41241

    Provides, inter alia, for conditions of eligibility to unemployment benefit, organization of training employment relationship and granting of fellowships to the unemployed.

  19. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Act of 26 October 1994 on social protection of the unemployed.

    Adoption: 1994-10-26 | Date of entry into force: 1995-01-01 | EST-1994-L-39422

    Defines "unemployed person", "suitable work", "search for work", and "employment mediation". Provides for procedures to register unemployed persons, employment services (information on vacancies and possibilities for training and upgrading), and unemployment benefits.

  20. Estonia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision of the government to create a network of State employment services.

    Adoption: 1994-04-05 | EST-1994-R-38937

    This network will be placed under the supervision of the Ministry for Social Affairs.


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