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  1. Latvia - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Law of the Parliament (Saeima) of 23 October 2014 to Amend the Labour Law. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-10-23 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | LVA-2014-L-98128

    The amendments generally ensure a higher degree of transposition of EU labour legislation and are linked with the implementation of certain directives of EU: namely Directive 94/33/EC, Directive 1999/70/EC, Directive 98/59/EC, Directive 2003/88/EC. Accordingly, introduces new wording to para 2 of article 37 (Prohibitions and Restrictions of Employment), subparagraph 2) of para (2) of article 132 (Working Time for Persons under 18 Years of Age), article 45 (Term of an Employment Contract Entered into for a Specified Period), para (4) of article 106 (Information and Consultations, when Carrying out Collective Redundancy) and para (1) of article 107 (Commencing Collective Redundancy), para (3) of article 138 (Night Work), paras 2, 6 of article 140 (Summed Working Time), para 4 of article 143 (Weekly Rest), para 5 of article 149 (Annual Paid Leave).

  2. Latvia - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Law No. LV, 103 (4501) of 16 June 2011 to Amend and Supplement the Labour Law. - Laws On-line in Latvian

    Adoption: 2011-06-16 | Date of entry into force: 2011-07-20 | LVA-2011-L-90424

    Amends and Supplements the following articles of the Law : para 2 of article 4(Employer), para 4 and 5 of article 7 (Principle of Equal Rights), para 5 of article 10 (Representation of Employees), article 14 (Posting of an Employee), article 28 (Employment Legal Relationships and Contracts of Employment), article 35 (Documents Necessary for Preparing an Employment Contract), article 37 (Prohibitions and Restrictions of Employment), article 38 (Information Regarding Applicants and Documents for Applying for Work), article 40 (Form of an Employment Contract), article 74 (Payment of Average Earnings in Case of Idle Time), article 75 (1) (Payment for Wages if Employed Persons Does not Stay in the Republic of Latvia), article 90 (Reproof and Reprimand), article 96 (1) (Labour Security Service Provider), article 104 (Reduction in the Number of Employees).

  3. Latvia - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Law No. LV, 62 (4460) of 20 April 2011 to Amend the Labour Law. - Laws On-line in Latvian

    Adoption: 2011-04-20 | Date of entry into force: 2011-05-04 | LVA-2011-L-90403

    Introduces minor wording changes in article 40 of the Labour Law dealing with forms of employment contracts for the Military.

  4. Latvia - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Law No. LV 205 (4397) of 29 December 2010 amending the Law of 17 November 1995 on Compulsory social insurance in respect of accidents at work and occupational diseases. (likums "Grozījumi likumā "Par obligāto sociālo apdro'inā'anu pret nelaimes gadījumiem darbā un arodslimībām" "LV", 205 (4397), 29.12.2010.)) - Laws On-line in Latvian

    Adoption: 2010-12-29 | Date of entry into force: 2011-01-01 | LVA-2010-L-88254

    Introduces minor wording changes in article 20 regulating the issue of compensation in case of lose of ability to work.

  5. Latvia - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Law No. LV, 51/52 (4243/4244) amending the Law on Support for Unemployed Persons and Persons Seeking Employment. (likums "Grozījumi Bezdarbnieku un darba meklētāju atbalsta likumā" ("LV", 51/52 (4243/4244).) - Laws On-line in English Laws On-line in Latvian

    Adoption: 2010-03-11 | Date of entry into force: 2010-04-14 | LVA-2010-L-88308

    Amends articles 2.1 Prohibition of Differential Treatment; article 3 Active Employment Measures; Article 4 Competence of the Cabinet; article 6 State Employment Agency; article 9 Financing of Active Employment Measures, Preventative Measures for Unemployment Reduction and Projects; Article 12 Loss of Unemployed Person Status and Re-acquisition Thereof; article 14 Duties of an Unemployed Person; article 17 Restrictions on the Provision of Work Placement Services.

  6. Latvia - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Law No. 47 (4239) of 4 March 2010 to amending the Labour Law. (likums "Grozījumi Darba likumā" ("LV", 47 (4239), 24.03.2010.)) - Laws On-line in Latvian

    Adoption: 2010-03-04 | Date of entry into force: 2010-03-25 | LVA-2010-L-88252

    Introduces a number of changes in several articles of the Law. Amends, inter alia, article 14 (Posting of an Employee) regulating terms and conditions of employees posting abroad and legal regime, rights and duties that shall regulates the relationship between employer and employee. Amends article 18 (Parties to Collective Agreement) regulating cases when the General Agreement should be applied to all of the industry workers.
    Amends article 22 (Approval of a Collective Agreement) providing that where a collective agreement is signed between an employer and a trade union representing at least 50% of employees , the general meeting of employees (conference) to approve the collective agreement is no longer needed.
    Amends and supplements articles 29, 32, 34, 44, 53, 60, 71, 98, 101, 106,107,108, 129,133, 134,140,152,157 of the Law.

  7. Latvia - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Law No. 4186 of 1 December 2009 to amend the Law on Labour. (Grozījumi Darba likumā) - BIB database of Latvian legislation Laws on-line in Latvian

    Adoption: 2009-12-01 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01 | LVA-2009-L-85635

    Adds para. 2 to Article 2 and para 10 to the Transitional Provisions of the Labour Law clarifying certain cases and conditions for the payment mechanisms of wage or unemployment benefits for state officials, public servants and employees of self-government bodies. Repeals paras. 5 and 7 of article 62.

  8. Latvia - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Law No. 4083 of 26 June 2009 to amend the Law on Labour. (Grozījums Darba likumā) - BIB database of Latvian legislation Laws on-line in Latvian

    Adoption: 2009-06-26 | Date of entry into force: 2009-06-29 | LVA-2009-L-85634

    Adds, para 9 to the Transitional Provisions of the Labour Law regulating wages and unemployment benefit payment mechanisms for public servants and employees of self-government bodies.

  9. Latvia - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Law No. 4093 of 18 June 2009 to amend the Law on Protection of Employees in the Case of Employer's Insolvency. (Par darbinieku aizsardzību darba devēja maksātnespējas gadījumā) - Laws on-line in Latvian

    Adoption: 2009-06-18 | Date of entry into force: 2009-06-10 | LVA-2009-L-85638

    Introduces, inter alia, minor changes in wording of article 5, 5(1), 8, 14. Amends article 15 on issues of administration of insolvency procedure.

  10. Latvia - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Amendments to the Labour Law.

    Adoption: 2006-11-09 | LVA-2006-L-74741

    Strengthen equal treatment requirements and wage determination in case of absence for professional or personal reasons.

  11. Latvia - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Amendments to the Labour Law

    Adoption: 2005-11-02 | LVA-2005-L-72463

    Amendments concern the rights of worker representatives with respect to the employer.

  12. Latvia - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Amendments to the Labour Law

    Adoption: 2004-04-22 | Date of entry into force: 2004-05-08 | LVA-2004-L-69156

    The amendments concern equal rights with respect to persons with disabilities and and provide for various anti-discrimination measures.

  13. Latvia - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Amendments to the Administrative Offence Code.

    Adoption: 2004-03-25 | Date of entry into force: 2004-04-22 | LVA-2004-L-69153

    The amendments concern offences in regard to breach of contract, breach of labour safety requirements and the responsibilities of State Labour Inspection.

  14. Latvia - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Amendments to the Law on Labour.

    Adoption: 2002-12-12 | Date of entry into force: 2003-01-01 | LVA-2002-L-65475

    The amendments concern, amongst other things, compulsory participation of the employer in negotiating collective agreements and employee rights to study leave.

  15. Latvia - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Law on the European Social Charter.

    Adoption: 2001-12-06 | Date of entry into force: 2001-12-18 | LVA-2001-L-62664

    With this Law the Parliament of Latvia adopts the European Social Charter. Of the second part of the Charter the following paragraphs are binding for Latvia: 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17. Ministry of Welfare is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Charter.

  16. Latvia - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Labour Law (2001). (Darba likums) - Unofficial English Translation (as amended up to 22 april 2004)) Laws on-line in Latvian Legislation on-line in English BIB database of Latvian legislation

    Adoption: 2001-06-01 | Date of entry into force: 2002-06-20 | LVA-2001-L-60599

    Replaces the Labour Code of 1994 and regulates labour relations, determines employee representation and sets international agreements over national law. Available in English.

  17. Latvia - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Labour Code with amendments to 25 October 1994.

    Adoption: 1994-10-25 | LVA-1994-L-41290

    Chapter 1: General Provisions (equality, rights and duties of the employees). Chapter 2: Collective Labour Agreements (parties to and conclusion of the Agreement). Chapter 3: Collective Labour Contracts (terms of contract, probation period, termination of employment). Chapter 4: Working Hours (length of working day, night-time work, overtime work). Chapter 5: Time-Off (rest, holidays, leave). Chapter 6: Remuneration. Chapter 7: Work Quotas. Chapter 8: Guarantees and Compensations. Chapter 9: Order of Work (duties of employers and employees, disciplinary regulations). Chapter 10: Labour Protection (working conditions). Chapter 11: Women at Work (night-time work, overtime work, pregnant women). Chapter 12: Adolescents at Work (age of employment, medical check-ups, work quotas, remuneration). Chapter 13: Privileges for Employees who are combining Work and Studies. Chapter 14: Labour Disputes. Chapter 15: Rights of the Employees' Trade Unions. Chapter 16: State Social Insurance. Chapter 17: Supervision and Control of the Compliance with Labour Laws (institutions, responsibility of the employer). Chapter 18: Final Dispositions. Unofficial English translation available. This law has been replaced by the Labour Code of 2001.


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