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  1. Iceland - Conditions of employment - 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.

  2. Iceland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Law on Part-Time Workers No. 10/2004. (Lög um starfsmenn í hlutastörfum) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-03-09 | ISL-2004-L-91332

  3. Iceland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Wage Guarantee Fund Act, No. 88/2003. (Lög um Ábyrgđasjóđ launa) - Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 2003 | ISL-2003-L-87700

    Section I - Aim and Scope
    Section II - Liability Period and Claims
    Section III - Interest and expenses
    Section IV - Exemptions from Liability
    Section V - Claims and comments by the liquidator
    Section VI - Administration
    Section VII - Vacation pay outstanding due to solvency difficulties
    Section VIII - Role of the board, day-to-day management and financing
    Section IX - Miscellaneous provisions
    Section X - Authorisation to issue regulations. Commencement

  4. Iceland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act No. 66 of 1997 to amend Act No. 113 of 1990 on payroll tax asamended through Act No. 156 of 1996.

    Adoption: 1997-05-26 | Date of entry into force: 1997-07-01 | ISL-1997-L-53074

    Amendment concerning the taxation of independent workers.

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

    Regulation No. 672 of 1996 regarding bankruptcy warranty payments from employers.

    Adoption: 1996-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 1996-12-16 | ISL-1996-R-46638

    The authority of this regulation arises out of Act No. 53 of 1993 on a bankruptcy warranty fund. It stipulates the amount of regular warranty payments from employers.

  6. Iceland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act No. 134/1996 to amend Act No.27/1968 on State-owned housing.

    Adoption: 1996-12-13 | Date of entry into force: 1996-12-13 | ISL-1996-L-46338

    Amendments concerning contracts and rent in cases where the State provides for housing for civil servants.

  7. Iceland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act No. 84 of 1995 on an arbitrative committee for seafarers and shipowners.

    Adoption: 1995-06-20 | Date of entry into force: 1995-05-20 | ISL-1995-L-46324

    The committee shall decide on the price of fish in order to determine the share of the crew.

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

    Regulation No. 150 of 1995 regarding work for the disabled.

    Adoption: 1995-02-16 | Date of entry into force: 1995-02-16 | ISL-1995-R-46675

    The authority of this regulation arises from Act. No. 117 of 1993 on national insurance. It contains provisions regarding work for the disabled. The State Social Security Institution has the authority to make employment contracts with employers in order to provide work for the disabled. The SSSI pays a certain amount of the worker's wages.

  9. Iceland - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 33 of 1995 on payments to pension funds from the Bankruptcy Warranty Fund.

    Adoption: 1995-01-06 | Date of entry into force: 1995-01-06 | ISL-1995-R-46640

    The authority of this regulation arises out of Act No. 53 of 1993 on a bankruptcy warranty fund. It sets out rules regarding the conditions for payments.

  10. Iceland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    The Wage Guarantee Fund Act No. 53/1993. - English translation

    Adoption: 1993-05-19 | Date of entry into force: 1993-05-19 | ISL-1993-L-46313

    This text has been replaced by the Wage Guarantee Fund Act, No. 88/2003.

    Contains provisions regarding a warranty fund that guarantees the remuneration of workers in case of bankruptcy as well as the claim of a recognized pension fund.

  11. Iceland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act No. 77 of 1993 on the legal status of employees in the case of new ownership of companies.

    Adoption: 1993-05-18 | Date of entry into force: 1994-01-01 | ISL-1993-L-46615

    The provisions do not apply either in the case of bankruptcy nor regarding vessels. The change of ownership or the merging of companies shall not affect the rights of the employee according to his labour contract.

  12. Iceland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act No. 120 of 1992 to establish a wage tribunal and a wage council.

    Adoption: 1992-12-31 | Date of entry into force: 1992-12-31 | ISL-1992-L-35913

    The Wage Tribunal decides on the wages of the President of Iceland, Ministers, Members of Parliament, Supreme Court judges, district judges,the Bishop of Iceland, the State Auditor, the State Arbitrator, the State Prosecutor and the Ombudsman. The Tribunal shall in its decisions take into consideration the wages of other employees who hold equivalent positions as well as wage policy in general on the labour market. The Wage Council decides the wages of numerous civil servants holding high positions. The Council shall follow the same main principles in its decisions as the Wage Tribunal. The Tribunal and the Council shall reconsider their decisions every year and decide if there is a reason to alter them.

  13. Iceland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act No.52 of 1992 to establish a bankruptcy warranty fund.

    Adoption: 1992-06-02 | Date of entry into force: 1992-06-02 | ISL-1992-L-35911

    The Act provides for the establishment of a warranty fund that guarantees the remuneration of the worker in the case of bankruptcy as well as the claim of a recognized pension fund.

  14. Iceland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act No. 103 of 1954 to abolish provisions of laws which link the employment rights of Icelandic citizens to previous residence in Iceland.

    Adoption: 1954-12-17 | ISL-1954-L-36752

  15. Iceland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act No. 15 of 1931 to amend Act No. 28 of 1930 on wage payment.

    Adoption: 1931-07-06 | ISL-1931-L-36696

    The provisions of Act No. 28 of 1930 on wage payment shall also apply to the wages of drivers.

  16. Iceland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act No. 28 of 1930 on wage payment.

    Adoption: 1930-05-19 | ISL-1930-L-36695

    Stipulates that the wages of all workers shall be paid in valid currency, except for fishermen who can be paid with part of the catch. Wages shall be paid weekly, unless otherwise negotiated. This does not apply to agricultural workers who get food and lodging as a part of their wages. The above mentioned provisions also apply to contract work.

  17. Iceland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Law on on Servants No. 22/1928. (Hjúalög) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1928-05-07 | ISL-1928-L-36698

    Contains provisions on servants younger than 21 years old. Concerns duration of contracts and annulment, wages, working conditions, transport and sickness cost.


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