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  1. Estonia - Conditions of employment - 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).

  2. Estonia - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I 2010, 1, 2 of 16 December 2009 on "Wages of Higher Public Servants". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2009-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 2012-01-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2014-01-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2013-07-01 | EST-2009-L-102030

    Establishes the concept of the salary of higher state servants (Paragraph 1); highest salary rate of higher state servants (Paragraph 2); coefficients applicable to salaries of higher state servants (Paragraph 3); change in salary rate of higher state servants (Paragraph 4); reduction of coefficients for salaries of higher state servants during increased defense readiness and state of war (Paragraph 41); as well as implementation of indexation of highest salary rate of higher state servants (Paragraph 17).
    Subsections 3 (4), (8), (14) and (16) and Paragraph 6 enter into force on 1 July 2013; subsections 3 (1), (3), (6), (7), (9), (10) and (17)-(21) and Paragraphs 9 and 11-16 enter into force on 1 January 2014.

  3. Estonia - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Government Decree No. 91 of 11 June 2009 on average wage payment conditions and procedures. (Keskmise töötasu maksmise tingimused ja kord) - www.estlex.ee Estonian text

    Adoption: 2009-06-11 | Date of entry into force: 2009-07-01 | EST-2009-R-84974

    Regulates, inter alia, the basis for calculation of average payment for work, its calculation for one working day, calculation for compensation payments for vacation leave which has not been taken.

  4. Estonia - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Government Decree No. 45 of 3 February 1999 to amend the Government Decree No. 214 of 22 July 1992 on the application of the Decree on entry into force of the Employment Contracts Act (Text No. 192).

    Adoption: 1999-02-03 | EST-1999-R-55006

  5. Estonia - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Government Decree No. 35 of 18 February 1998 to amend the Decree No. 127 of 1 July 1997 on the establishment of a payment system for workers who, in the event of bankruptcy of their employer, did not receive their salary, paid leave and compensations of compulsory medical insurance, and indemnities not paid in the event of termination of a labour contract (Text No. 274).

    Adoption: 1998-02-18 | EST-1998-R-50522

  6. Estonia - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 127 of 1 July 1997 on the establishment of a payment system for workers who, in the event of bankruptcy of their employer, did not receive their salary, paid leave and compensations of compulsory medical insurance, and indemnities not paid in the event of termination of the labour contract (Text No. 842).

    Adoption: 1997-07-01 | EST-1997-R-48303

  7. Estonia - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision of the Government on establishment of minimum rates for wages.

    Adoption: 1994-07-15 | Date of entry into force: 1994-09-01 | EST-1994-R-39433

  8. Estonia - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision on payment in kind of a part of the salary.

    Adoption: 1994-03-29 | EST-1994-R-39435

    Provides for payment in kind of a part of the salary in accordance with the agreement concluded between employees and employers.

  9. Estonia - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Wages Act of 26 January 1994 (consolidation). (Palgaseadus) - English translation (as amended up to December 2002)

    Adoption: 1994-01-26 | Date of entry into force: 1994-03-01 | EST-1994-L-38978

    Chapter I: General provisions (inter alia, para. 5 on equal remuneration)
    Chapter II: Establishment of wage rates and wage systems
    Chapter III: Remuneration under special conditions (additional work, overtime, work on public holidays, night work, etc.)
    Chapter IV: Guarantees and compensations (for breast-feeding breaks, for health examinations, etc.)
    Chapter V: Calculation and payment of wages
    Chapter VI: State supervision
    Chapter VII: Final provisions

  10. Estonia - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Employees Disciplinary Punishments Act of 5 May 1993 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to January 1995)

    Adoption: 1993-05-05 | Date of entry into force: 1993-05-05 | EST-1993-L-48404

    Last amended 25 January 1995. Chapter I: General provisions. Defines disciplinary offences and disciplinary punishments. Chapter II: Imposition, expiry and cancellation of disciplinary punishments. Inter alia deals with time limit for imposing punishment, demand for explanation and choice and formalisation of punishment. Chapter III: Fines, suspension of work without pay and termination of employment contract. Chapter IV: Implementing provisions. Repeals Sections 131-146 of the Labour Code.

  11. Estonia - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of the Government of the Republic of Estonia No. 196 of 3 July 1992 repealing Government decisions.

    Adoption: 1992-07-03 | EST-1992-R-35003

    Following the entry into force of the Act on labour contracts the following Decrees are repealed: No. 11 of 3.1.41 (Vedomosti, 1941, No. 2, Text 10); No. 259 of 18.2.41 (Vedomosti, 1941, No. 23, Text 299); No. 371 of 5.3.41 (Vedomosti, 1941, No. 25, Text 324); No. 520 of 25.3.41 (Vedomosti, 1941, No. 35, Text 525); No. 1303 of 1.7.41 (Vedomosti, 1941, No. 65, Text 1055); No.202 of 20.10.44 (Vedomosti, 1944, No. 6, Text 59); No. 404 of 8.5.45 (Vedomosti, 1945, No. 20, Text 297); No. 547 of 20.6.45 (Vedomosti, 1945, No. 25, Text 386); No. 898 of 11.10.45 (Vedomosti, 1945, No. 35, Text 550); No. 925 of 10.12.47 (Vedomosti, 1948, No. 1, Text 1); No. 181 of 1.6.57 (Vedomosti, 1957, No. 11, Text 106); No. 21 of 22.1.60 (Vedomosti, 1960, No. 8, Text 36); No. 231 of 21.6.60 (SP ESSR, 1960, No. 17, Text 58); No. 311 of 11.8.60 (SP ESSR, 1960, No. 25, Text 83); No. 194 of 30.4.64 (SP ESSR, 1964, No. 20, Text 68); No. 348 of 31.7.64 (SP ESSR, 1964, No. 32, Text 118); No. 20 of 22.1.68 (Vedomosti, 1968, No. 8, Text 57); No. 317 of 16.9.68 (Vedomosti, 1968, No. 40, Text 287); No. 156 of 6.4.73 (Vedomosti, 1973, No. 16, Text 144); No. 212 of 27.4.1973 (Vedomosti, 1973, No. 19, Text 172); No. 363 of 13.8.1973 (Vedomosti, 1973, No. 33, Text 290); No. 442 of 10.10.1973 (Vedomosti, 1973, No. 43, Text 384); No. 53 of 2.2.1988 (Vedomosti, 1988, No. 14, Text 163).

  12. Estonia - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Employment Contracts Act of 15 April 1992 (text as amended to 12 December 2012). - English translation (as amended up to December 2004) Legislation On-line Legislation On-line

    Adoption: 1992-04-15 | Date of entry into force: 1992-07-01 | EST-1992-L-34993

    Contains 7 chapters and 144 sections. Provides for conclusion of contract, obligations of parties, modification, termination and annulation of contract, and disputes settlement. Consolidation available in English.

  13. Estonia - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree on the entry into force of the Employment Contracts Act.

    Adoption: 1992-04-15 | EST-1992-R-58126

    Makes provision for putting into effect the Law on Labour Contracts of the Republic of Estonia. Also requires the Government to take certain measures in this connection, concerning, inter alia, occupation of minors, medical examinations, occupational health and safety, and labour disputes.


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