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  1. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on Equal Treatment on the Labour Market, No. 86/2018. (Lög um jafna međferđ á vinnumarkađi) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-06-11 | Date of entry into force: 2018-09-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2019-07-01 | ISL-2018-L-108707

    The Act regulates equal treatment of individuals on the labour market, irrespective of their race, ethnic origin, religion, life stance, disability, reduced working capacity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual characteristics or gender expression.

  2. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act amending the Act on Foreigners, No. 80/2016 (deferral of legal effect etc.), Law No. 17/2017. (Lög um breytingu á lögum um útlendinga, nr. 80/2016 (frestun réttaráhrifa o.fl.)., Lög nr. 17/2017) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-04-06 | ISL-2017-L-104413

    The Law amends articles 35 (postponement of legal effect legal effect of decisions of the Ministry of Immigration) and 70 (entry of spouse).

  3. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Law amending the Social Security Act, No. 100/2007, as amended (correction), No. 9/2017. (Lög um breytingu á lögum um almannatryggingar, nr. 100/2007, međ síđari breytingum (leiđrétting).) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-02-28 | ISL-2017-L-104414

  4. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act amending the Act on Foreigners, No. 80/2016 (suspension of legal effect), Law No. 124/2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-29 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | ISL-2016-L-104418

    Concerns coming into effect of Section 35(2) and (3) which come into force on the 01/04/2017.

  5. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act amending the Act on the Affairs of People with Disabilities, No. 59/1992 and the Act on Working Environment, Health and Safety in Workplaces, No. 46/1980 (Extension of Contracts for Personal Assistance Services and Parliamentary Decree), No. 128/2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-22 | ISL-2016-L-104416

  6. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act amending the Act on the Pension Fund for Civil Servants, No. 1/1997, as amended (amending Section A of the Fund), No. 127/2016. (Lög um breytingu á lögum um Lífeyrissjóđ starfsmanna ríkisins, nr. 1/1997, međ síđari breytingum (breyting á A-deild sjóđsins)) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-22 | ISL-2016-L-104417

  7. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on Housing Benefits, No. 75/2016 (Lög um húsnćđisbćtur) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-16 | ISL-2016-L-104424

    The objective of this law is to reduce the cost of housing low-income tenants with housing benefits to pay for the rental of residential property.

  8. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on Foreigners, No. 80/2016. (Lög um útlendinga, nr. 80/2016) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-02 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | ISL-2016-L-104412

    Chapter I - General Provisions
    Chapter II - Entry and Exit
    Chapter III - Procedures in Matters of International Protection
    Chapter IV - Refugees and Protection from Prosecution
    Chapter V - Residency
    Chapter VI - Resident Permit for Work
    Chapter VII - Resident Permit for Educational and Cultural Purposes
    Chapter VIII - Resident Permit for Family Reunification
    Chapter IX - Resident permit for International Protection, Humanitarian Considerations and Human Trafficking
    Chapter X - Other Residency
    Chapter XI - Special rules for Foreigners Subject to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and European Free Trade Association.
    Chapter XII - Expulsion and Deportation
    Chapter XIII - Compulsory and Investigative Measures
    Chapter XIV - State Security. Reporting Requirements
    Chapter XV - Regulations, Entry into Force etc.

  9. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act amending the Act on Health Insurance, No. 112/2008 , as amended (the maximum payments insurance, and management services), No. 77/2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-02 | Date of entry into force: 2017-05-01 | ISL-2016-L-104415

  10. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on the Directorate of Education, No. 91/2015. (Lög um Menntamálastofnun, 2015 nr. 91) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-07-10 | ISL-2015-L-101863

    The Act establishes the Directorate of Education. The Directorate is an administrative institution in the field of education and its main objective is to improve quality and support progress in education in accordance with law and government policies, best evidence and international standards.

  11. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Welfare Appeals Committee Act, No. 85/2015. (Lög um úrskurđarnefnd velferđarmála, 2015 nr. 85) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-07-01 | ISL-2015-L-101861

    The role of the Welfare Appeals Committee is to rule on appeals lodged in connection with administrative decisions as provided for in laws which allow for appeals to be made to the committee. The appeals committee is independent and autonomous in its work.

  12. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on wages of members of certain trade unions within the Association of Academics (BMH) and the Association of Icelandic Nurses [Félag íslenskra hjúkrunarfrćđinga], 2015, No. 31. (Lög um kjaramál félagsmanna tiltekinna stéttarfélaga innan Bandalags háskólamanna og Félags íslenskra hjúkrunarfrćđinga, 2015 nr. 31 13. júní) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-06-13 | ISL-2015-L-101862

    Parliament enacted this Law to end the strike by the 17 member unions of these two associations.

  13. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on Freedom of Employment and Residence within the European Economic Area, No. 105/2014. (Lög um frjálsan atvinnu- og búseturétt launafólks innan Evrópska efnahagssvćđisins) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-10-30 | ISL-2014-L-104421

  14. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on the suspension Strikes of the Icelandic Pilots for Icelandair, No. 34/2014. (Lög um frestun verkfallsađgerđa Félags íslenskra atvinnuflugmanna gegn Icelandair ehf) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-05-15 | Date of entry into force: 2014-05-15 | Date of end of application: 2014-10-01 | ISL-2014-L-104420

  15. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on the the Suspension of Strikes of the Herjólfur VE, No. 24/2014. (Lög um frestun verkfallsađgerđa á Herjólfi VE) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-04-02 | Date of entry into force: 2014-04-02 | Date of end of application: 2014-09-16 | ISL-2014-L-104419

  16. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Law on the ratification of the Nordic Convention on Social Security No. 119/2013. (Lög um lögfestingu Norđurlandasamnings um almannatryggingar) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-11-21 | Date of entry into force: 2013-11-26 | ISL-2013-L-95339

    Puts into national law the Convention which has been signed by the Governments of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

  17. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, a Public-service Medium No. 23/2013. (Lög um Ríkisútvarpiđ, fjölmiđil í almannaţágu) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-03-20 | ISL-2013-L-95340

  18. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Law on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, No. 19/2013. (Lög um samning Sameinuđu ţjóđanna um réttindi barnsins) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-03-06 | ISL-2013-L-95341

    Implements into national legislation the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  19. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Freedom of Information Law, No. 140/2012. (Upplýsingalög) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-12-28 | ISL-2012-L-95342

  20. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on Immigration Issues, No. 116/2012. (Lög um málefni innflytjenda) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-11-23 | ISL-2012-L-95343

    Articles:
    1. Purpose
    2. Multicultural Information Centre
    3. Role of Multicultural Information Centre
    5. Immigration
    6. Immigrants' Council
    7. Development of Immigration
    8. Parliamentary Resolution on Immigration
    9. Assessing the status and trends in immigration
    10. Regulations
    11. Entry into Force

  21. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Injury Insurance Regulations No. 670/2012. (Reglugerđ um slysatryggingar viđ heimilisstörf nr. 670/2012 ) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-07-12 | ISL-2012-L-91292

    Provides the grounds under which a person may be entitled to injury insurance.

  22. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on the legal status of individuals with gender identity disorder No. 57/2012. (Lög um réttarstöđu einstaklinga međ kynáttunarvanda) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-06-27 | ISL-2012-L-108708

  23. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Vocational Rehabilitation and the Operation of Vocational Rehabilitation Funds Law, No. 60/2012. (Lög um atvinnutengda starfsendurhćfingu og starfsemi starfsendurhćfingarsjóđa) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-06-25 | Date of entry into force: 2012-10-01 | ISL-2012-L-95344

    The purpose of the Law is to ensure to persons with reduced work abilitly due to illness or accidents, have access to occupational vocational rehabilitation which should be one element of a comprehensive system of rehabilitation where vocational funds and agencies at both the central and local government work together as much as possible and seek to define and perform their functions in a manner that provide people with the opportunity to be active in the labor market.

  24. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Environmental Liablility Law, No. 55/2012. (Lög um umhverfisábyrgđ) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-06-22 | ISL-2012-L-95345

  25. Iceland - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on the entry into force of EU Directives on Social Security (Rights to Pension and Child Benefits (I)) No. 443/2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-05-12 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-01 | ISL-2012-R-91314

    Repeals Regulations Nos. 589/2000, 590/2000, 830/2000, 882/2001, 523/2002, 357/2003, 781/2004, 12/2006, 468/2007, 791/2007, 473/2008 and 900/2008.

  26. Iceland - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on entry into force of the EU Directives on Social Security No. 442/2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-05-11 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-01 | ISL-2012-R-91315

    Repeals Regulations Nos. 550/1993, 367/1994 og 291/1997 og reglu­gerđir nr. 587/2000, 588/2000, 591/2000, 592/2000, 811/2000, 831/2000, 847/2001, 862/2001, 507/2002, 526/2002, 356/2003, 440/2003, 777/2004, 782/2004, 819/2004, 11/2006, 13/2006, 463/2007, 514/2007, 790/2007, 367/2008, 646/2008, 647/2008, 855/2008, 29/2009, 420/2009, 503/2009, 524/2009, 833/2009 and 994/2009.

  27. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on Health Care Professionals, No. 34/2012. (Lög um heilbrigđisstarfsmenn nr. 34/2012) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-05-02 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | ISL-2012-L-91321

    The objective of this Act is to ensure quality health care and patient safety by identifying requirements for education, skills and practices of health care workers. The Act is divided into the following four chapters:

    Chapter I - General Provisions
    Chapter II - Certified health care professionals
    Chapter III - Rights and obligations of health care workers
    Chapter IV - Miscellaneous provisions.

    Repeals the following Laws:
    - Law on Physicians, No. 53/1988;
    - Law om Dentists, No. 38/1985;
    - Law on Nursing No. 8/1974;
    - Law on Social Work, No. 95/1990;
    - Law on occupational therapy, no. 75/1977;
    - Law on Midwifery No. 67/1984;
    - Law on Pharmacists Act No. 35/1978;
    - Law on Biomedical Scientists No. 99/1980;
    - Law on Opticians, No. 17/1984;
    - Law on nurses aides No. 58/1984;
    - Law on physiotherapy, No. 58/1976;
    - Law on social pedagogues, No. 18/1978;
    - Law on on educational qualifications for workers within the health sector No. 24/1985;
    - Law on psychologists, No. 40/1976;
    - Law on qualifications of dental technicians No. 109/2000.

  28. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities No. 88/2011. (Lög um réttindagćslu fyrir fatlađ fólk) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-23 | ISL-2011-L-91297

    Chapter I. General Provisions
    Chapter II. Ministry for Monitoring Rights
    Chapter III. Humans Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    Chapter IV. Personal Advocates of Persons with Disabilities
    Chapter V. Measures to Minimize the use of Compulsion/Force in Providing Services to Persons with Disabilities
    Chapter VI. Miscellaneous Provisions

  29. Iceland - - International agreement

    Accord sur les standards de travail du 21 juin 2011 entre les Etats de l'AELE et Hong Kong, Chine. - Accord

    Adoption: 2011-06-21 | Date of entry into force: 2012-10-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2012-11-01 | INT-2011-IA-91202

    A notamment pour objectif d'améliorer progressivement le bien-ętre de la main-d'oeuvre des Parties, en promouvant des politiques et des pratiques du travail saines, et en se familiarisant avec le systčme de travail des autres Parties. Est réaffirmé l'attachement des différentes Parties aux principes de la Déclaration de l'OIT relative aux principes et droits fondamentaux au travail et son suivi ainsi que l'obligation qu'elles ont, chacune, de mettre en oeuvre de maničre effective les conventions ratifiées de cette organisation.

  30. Iceland - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations on Senior Citizens No. 1/2011. (Reglugerđ um Framkvćmdasjóđ aldrađra nr. 1/2011) - Legislation on-line in Icelandic

    Adoption: 2011-01-04 | ISL-2011-R-91289

    Regulations implementing Law No. 125/1999. Regulates the funding and organisation of care for the elderly.

  31. Iceland - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on the calculation of disability and income insurance for disability pensioners who have received lump sum payments No. 661/2010. (Reglugerđ um útreikning örorkulífeyris og tekjutryggingar hjá örorkulífeyrisţegum, sem fengiđ hafa eingreiđslu skađabóta nr. 661/2010) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-05 | ISL-2010-R-91293

    Contains six articles. Deals with the calculation and reassessment of disability benefits.

  32. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on the recognition of professional qualifications for the pursuit of an activity in Iceland 2010 (No. 26/2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-03-31 | ISL-2010-L-101850

  33. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on Workplace ID Cards and Inspection, No. 42/2010. (Lög um vinnustađaskírteini og eftirlit á vinnustöđum nr. 42/2010) - Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 2010 | ISL-2010-L-87687

    Contains 9 articles. Article 1 sets out the scope of the Act. Article 2 deals with the aim, which is to ensure that employers on the domestic labour market and their employees comply with the current acts, regulations and collective agreements. Article 3 sets out the obligation of employers to provide workplace ID cards to employees. Article 4 deals with inspection of workplaces and article 5 with enforcement. Fines and penalties are set out in article 6, article 7 deals with appeals, article 8 with regulations to implement the Act and article 9 states that the Act is to come into force at once.

  34. Iceland - - Law, Act

    The Ombudsman for Debtors Act, No. 100/2010. - Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 2010 | ISL-2010-L-87688

    The Office of the Ombudsman for Debtors is a government agency headed by the Ombudsman for Debtors. The Agency, which operates under the auspices of the Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security, is to guard the interests and rights of debtors as further provided for in law. The Act sets out the functions of the Ombudsman, the composition of the office, its powers and responsibilities.

  35. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Law concerning the Status of Employees during Cross-Border Mergers of Limited Liability Companies No. 86/2009. (Lög um ađild starfsmanna viđ samruna félaga međ takmarkađri ábyrgđ yfir landamćri) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-08-04 | ISL-2009-L-91327

    Implements the Directive 2005/56/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2005 on cross-border mergers of limited liability companies.

  36. Iceland - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations on the calculation, recalculation and settlement of income-related benefits and contributions No. 598/2009. (Reglugerđ um útreikning, endurreikning og uppgjör tekjutengdra bóta og vistunarframlags nr. 598/2009.) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-06-23 | ISL-2009-R-91290

    Regulates the calculation, reassessment and settlement of benefits for retirement and old age.

  37. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on Health Records, No 55/2009. (Lög um sjúkraskrár nr. 55/2009 ) - Legislation on-line in English Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-04-27 | Date of entry into force: 2009-05-01 | ISL-2009-L-87689

    Section I - Introduction
    Section II - Entry of health records
    Section III - Storage of health records
    Section IV - Access to health data
    Section V - Connection of health information systems
    Section VI - Joint health information systems
    Section VII - Various provisions

  38. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on measures to assist individuals, households, and businesses due to extraordinary circumstances in the financial market, No. 107/2009. - Act on-line in English

    Adoption: 2009 | Date of end of application: 2011-12-31 | ISL-2009-L-82802

    Chapter I - General Provisions
    Chapter II - Monitoring of Special Measures
    Chapter III - Amendments to the Act on Smoothing of Mortgage Loans to Individuals, no. 63/1985
    Chapter IV - Amendments to the Housing Act, no. 44/1998
    Chapter V - Entry into force

  39. Iceland - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations on Icelandic language tests for persons applying for Icelandic citizenship, No. 1129/2008. (REGLUGERĐ um próf í íslensku fyrir umsćkjendur um íslenskan ríkisborgararétt) - Regulation on-line in English

    Adoption: 2008-12-12 | ISL-2008-R-82804

    Provides for language tests for persons wishing to obtain Icelandic citizenship.

  40. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on Health Insurance No 112/2008. (Lög um sjúkratryggingar nr. 112/2008) - Legislation on-line in English Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-09-16 | Date of entry into force: 2008-10-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2008-09-25 | ISL-2008-L-87693

    Chapter I. Objective, scope and definitions
    Chapter II. Administration
    Chapter III. Health Insurance
    A. General provisions
    B. Assistance
    C. Payments in cash
    D. Applications for benefits, procedure etc.
    Chapter IV. Contracts on health services
    Chapter V. Miscellaneous provisions
    Chapter VI. Entry into force
    Chapter VII. - Amendments to other Acts
    Interim provisions

  41. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on Compulsory Education, No. 91/2008. (Lög um grunnskóla) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-07-01 | ISL-2008-L-104423

  42. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on Equal Status and Equal Rights of Women and Men, No. 10/2008. (Lög um jafna stöđu og jafnan rétt kvenna og karla nr. 10/2008) - Act on-line in English Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-02-26 | ISL-2008-L-82800

    Establishes and maintains equal status and equal opportunities for women and men and promotes gender equality in all spheres of the society. All individuals shall have equal opportunities to benefit from their own enterprise and to develop their skills irrespective of gender.

  43. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Law on Criminal Procedure, No. 88/2008. - Act on-line in English [excerpts]

    Adoption: 2008 | ISL-2008-L-82808

    Provides for the conducting of criminal investigations and court proceedings.

  44. Iceland - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Parliamentary Resolution on a four-year action plan to improve the situation of children and young persons (2007-2011). - Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 2007-06-14 | ISL-2007-M-87701

    The Alţingi resolves to approve the following four-year action plan, covering the years 2007-2011, to improve the situation of children and young persons and their families in Iceland. The measures to be taken are based in part on their rights as defined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  45. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Social Security Law No. 100/2007. (Lög um almannatryggingar) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-05-11 | ISL-2007-L-91291

    This Act covers the social security pension insurance and occupational injury insurance. Health insurance is covered by the Health Insurance Act.

    SECTION I - Structure and Administration
    SECTION II - Those Insured under this Act
    SECTION III - Pension Insurance
    SECTION IV - Occupational Injury Insurance
    SECTION V - [Repealed by Act No. 112/2008, Article 57]
    SECTION VI - Common Provisions.

  46. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Health Service Act No 40/2007. (Lög um heilbrigđisţjónustu nr. 40/2007) - Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 2007-03-27 | ISL-2007-L-87699

    This Act applies to the organisation of health care. Its objective is that all people of Iceland shall have access to the optimum health service which it is possible to provide at any time in order to safeguard mental, physical and social health in accord with the provisions of this Act, the Health Insurance Act, the Patients' Rights Act and other legislation as applicable.

  47. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Law on Employee Involvement in European Cooperatives No. 44/2007. (Lög um ađild starfsmanna ađ evrópskum samvinnufélögum) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-03-27 | ISL-2007-L-91326

  48. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on the rights and obligations of foreign undertakings that post workers temporarily in Iceland and on their workers' terms and condition of employment, No. 45/2007. (Lög um réttindi og skyldur erlendra fyrirtćkja sem senda starfsmenn tímabundiđ til Íslands og starfskjör starfsmanna ţeirra) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007 | ISL-2007-L-77028

    Provides that an employment relationship must at all times exist between the undertaking and the worker during the period in which he works in Iceland. Provides for the terms and conditions of employment that shall apply to these undertakings.

  49. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on Social Assistance, No. 99/2007. (Lög um félagslega ađstođ nr. 99/2007) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007 | ISL-2007-L-82812

    Social assistance benefits consist of: single parent's allowance, child pension in connection with school studies or vocational training of young people aged 18-20, home-care allowance, spouse's benefit, home-care benefit, death benefit, rehabilitation pension, household supplement, automobile purchase supplements, automobile operation supplements and reimbursements of substantial expenses in connection with medical assistance and medications. Social assistance benefits are paid only to persons who are legally domiciled in Iceland.

  50. Iceland - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation amending the Regulation No. 47/2003 on the Activities of the Gender Equality Bureau No. 923/2006. (Reglugerđ um breytingu á reglugerđ nr. 47/2003, um starfsemi Jafnréttisstofu) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-11-06 | ISL-2006-R-91320

    Amends the Regulations No. 47/2003 by inserting a new article 17 concerning sexual harassment.

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