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  1. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on Issuing Licenses for Consultants on Labour Relations. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-10-30 | Date of entry into force: 2013-11-02 | IRN-2013-R-97846

    This regulation defines provisions on licensing consultants for labour relations with the aim to attract the private sector interest in the development and popularisation of labour relations culture, to establish a systematic mechanism, to monitor labour relations consultants, to establish precedents in consultation on issues relevant to the labour law and to reduce visits of employees and employers to agencies and other social authorities.

  2. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Labour Law (Labour Code). (قانون کار) - Law in English Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1990-11-20 | IRN-1990-L-21843

    This is the first labour code of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Its 203 sections cover contracts, conditions of employment, occupational safety and health, inspection, training, employment services, workers' and employers organisations, collective bargaining and agreements, welfare services for workers and their families, mediated dispute settlement, and the establishment of a Supreme Labour Council. Many sections are followed by an explanatory note clarifying technical or procedural details. Section 6 prohibits forced labour and provides for the right freely to choose an occupation subject to the principles of Islam, public policy and the rights of other persons. Special provisions are made for night work; arduous, underground and dangerous work; one month's special pilgrimage leave once in a worker's lifetime; the working conditions of women and young persons (i.e.workers between 15 and 18 years of age, the employment of those under 15 being prohibited); etc. Section 130, which introduces Chapter VI on workers' and employers' organisations, stipulates that "the workers ... may establish Islamic societies and associations" to disseminate Islamic culture, to defend the achievements of the Islamic Revolution, etc. Section 131 provides that workers and employers may set up "guilds or trade unions". (Labour Law Documents 1991/3, 1991-IRN 1). English translation published as: Labour Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Tehran: Labour and Social Security Institute, 1993), 123p. Available in DOC.NORMES.

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