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  1. Estonia - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Holidays Act of 4 April 2001 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to December 2003)

    Adoption: 2001-04-04 | Date of entry into force: 2002-01-01 | EST-2001-L-60526

    Provides for duration of holidays and basis for the granting of holidays to persons working on the basis of employment contracts and to public servants. Deals with annual holidays and additional holidays, holiday schedule, holiday pay, leaves for parents, maternity leave, additional child care leave, and holiday without pay or with partial pay. Repeals Holidays Act of 7 July 1992.

  2. Estonia - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Working and Rest Time Act of 24 January 2001 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to February 2003)

    Adoption: 2001-01-24 | Date of entry into force: 2002-01-01 | EST-2001-L-60505

    Provides for duration and basis of organisation of working and rest time of persons working on the basis of employment contracts and of public servants. Contains provisions on general national standard for working time, reduced working time, part-time working time, overtime and restriction of overtime, on call time, work during evening or night time. Also deals with organisation and recording of working time, and rest time (breaks for rest and meals, for feeding child, daily rest time, weekly rest period).

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

    Ordinance to consolidate the lists of elements harmful to health, of underground work and work of a special character, requiring reduced working time.

    Adoption: 1994-03-08 | Date of entry into force: 1994-04-01 | EST-1994-R-39427

    Consolidates 3 lists : a list of elements harmful to health requiring reduced working time (toxic substances, noise, vibration, ionizing radiation); a list of underground work requiring reduced working time (mining); and a list of works, occupations and duties of a special character requiring reduced working time (medical personnel and civilian air force).

  4. Estonia - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Working and Rest Time Act of 15 December 1993.

    Adoption: 1993-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 1994-03-01 | EST-1993-L-38934

    Provides for hours of work and rest, including overtime, nightwork, and rest periods (lunch, breast feeding, holidays, etc.). The general national standard for the working time shall not exceed 8 hours pers day and 40 hours per week. Specific provisions dealing with reduced working time. The standard limit on overtime per employee is 200 hours per calendar year. The working time of a person with a second job shall not exceed 20 hours per week at the second job. Evening time is defined as time between 18.00-22.00, and night time as time between 22.00-6.00. Employees may be provided with up to 2 hours of breaks for rest and meals. A break for rest and meals shall be provided not later than after 5 hours of work. The duration of rest time between shifts shall be at least 11 hours and employees shall have at least 2 days off per week. Repeals Sections 45-67, 165, 168, 175 and 183 of the Labour Code, and Section 13 of the Child Benefits Act.


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