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  1. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law of 23 November 2016 to Amend the Law on Support for the Unemployed and Job Seekers. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-11-23 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | LVA-2016-L-105181

    Changes the wording of sub-paragraph 1) of paragraph (1) of Section 12 (Loss of Unemployed Person Status and Re-acquisition Thereof); also supplements the section with new paragraph (1.2); also makes minor changes in paragraph 5 of the Section 12. Introduces changes into Section 15 (Status of Persons Seeking Employment) also supplementing it with new paragraph (3.2). Makes minor changes in Section 16 (Rights and Duties of Persons Seeking Employment).

  2. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation of the Cabinet of the Ministers No. 75 of 25 January 2011 on Regulations Regarding the Procedures for Organizing and Financing of Active Employment Measures and Preventative Measures for Unemployment Reduction and Principles for Selection of Implementers of Measures. - Legislation On-Line Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2011-01-25 | Date of entry into force: 2011-02-09 | LVA-2011-R-98104

    1: General Provisions
    2: Selection of Implementers of Measures
    3: Organization of Active Employment Measures
    3.1: Occupational Training, Retraining and Raising of Qualification and Acquisition of Non-formal Education
    3.2: Training at the Employer for Preparing a Specialist Required by It
    3.3: Training for Acquiring and Maintaining Practical Work Skills, if the Employer is a Local Government
    3.4: Measures Providing for Entering into an Employment Contract
    3.4.1: Paid Temporary Work
    3.4.2: Measures for Specific Groups of Persons
    3.4.3: Work Tests
    3.4.4: Employment Measures During Summer Holidays for Persons who Acquire Education at General, Special or Vocational Educational Institutions
    3.4.5: Training at the Employer
    3.5: Measures for Increasing Competitiveness
    3.6: Measures for Commencing Commercial Activity or Self-employment
    3.7: Complex Aid Measures
    3.8: Temporary Paid Social Work
    3.9: Employment Seeking Aid Measures
    4: Raising of Qualification, Retraining and Further Education of Persons Employed by Merchants and Self-employed Persons
    5: Facilitation of Regional Mobility of Persons Employed by Merchants
    6: Training of Persons Subject to the Risk of Unemployment
    6.1: Training Programmes for Involving Adults in Lifelong Learning
    6.2: Training Programmes for Employed Persons Subject to the Risk of Unemployment
    6: Career Consultations
    7: Final Provisions.
    Repeals Cabinet Regulation No. 166 of 10 March 2008 Regarding the Procedures for Organizing and Financing of Active Employment Measures and Preventative Measures for Unemployment Reduction and Principles for Selection of Implementing Bodies of Measures, (Latvijas Vestnesis, 2008, No. 46).
    Paragraphs 10.2 and 10.3 enter into force on 1 January 2014.

  3. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law No. LV, 91 (4283) of 9 June 2010 on Disabilities. - Laws On-line in Latvian Laws On-line in English

    Adoption: 2010-06-09 | Date of entry into force: 2011-01-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2012-09-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2013-01-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2011-09-01 | LVA-2010-L-90451

    Chapter I: General Provisions
    Chapter II: Predictable Disability and Disability
    Chapter III: Organisation of Predictable Disability and Disability Expert-Examination
    Chapter IV: Aid Measures for Reduction of the Predictable Disability, Risk of a Disability and Consequences of a Disability

    Repeals the previous Law on the Medicinal and Social Protection of the Disabled of 1992 (Latvijas Republikas Augst'k's Padomes un Vald'bas Zi'ot'js 1992, No. 42).

  4. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law No. 4017 of 5 February 2009 to amend the Law on Support for Unemployed Persons and Persons Seeking Employment. (Grozījumi Bezdarbnieku un darba meklētāju atbalsta likumā) - BIB database of Latvian legislation Law on-line in Latvian

    Adoption: 2009-02-05 | Date of entry into force: 2009-03-01 | LVA-2009-L-85631

    Amends, inter alia, article 4, 9 and 13 regulating issues related to unemployment benefits determination and granting during the vocational education and training.

  5. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 518 amending Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 25/2003 on procedure for awarding stipends and compensation for rent and transportation during professional training, re-qualification and raising of qualifications of unemployed persons.

    Adoption: 2006-06-27 | Date of entry into force: 2006-07-01 | LVA-2006-R-74735

    Concern administration of financing of the stipends and compensation.

  6. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Amendments to the Law on social services and social assistance.

    Adoption: 2006-05-25 | LVA-2006-L-74647

    Concern the rights of persons with a mental illness, and right to vocational rehabilitation services.

  7. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 10 amending Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 425 of 29 July 2003 on State Employment Agency.

    Adoption: 2006-01-03 | LVA-2006-R-74356

    Amendments concern the supervision of the Agency, information database of employment seekers and reporting of the Agency.

  8. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 563 on calculation and awarding of transportation compensation (benefit) to the physically disabled

    Adoption: 2005-07-26 | Date of entry into force: 2005-07-01 | LVA-2005-R-72459

    Describes the procedure for calculating, awarding and payment of transportation benefits to physically disabled individuals.

  9. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 491 on licencing and supervision of enterpreneurs providing employment services

    Adoption: 2005-07-05 | Date of entry into force: 2005-07-01 | LVA-2005-R-72455

    Set forth licencing and supervision procedure for private enterpreneurs providing employment services for the unemployed.

  10. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Amendments to the Law on Support for Unemployed Persons and Persons Seeking Employment.

    Adoption: 2005-03-23 | LVA-2005-L-72352

    The amendments concern the National Action plan on Employment Promotion and various employment promotion functions.

  11. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 869/2004 on the State Doctors Commission for determining health condition and employment ability

    Adoption: 2004-10-19 | Date of entry into force: 2005-11-05 | LVA-2004-R-72321

    Determine the mandate, objectives and rights of the Commission which functions under the supervision of the Ministry for Welfare. The mandate includes expertise with respect to disability, establishing loss of employment ability due to disability, and mediation of disagreements.

  12. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law on enterprises of people with disabilities which are exempt from procurement procedures.

    Adoption: 2004-09-09 | Date of entry into force: 2004-09-25 | LVA-2004-L-69179

    Lists the enterprises of people with disabilities which are exempt form public procurement procedure.

  13. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 570/2004 on the National Social Integration Centre.

    Adoption: 2004-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 2004-07-02 | LVA-2004-R-69172

    These Regulations provide for the establishment of the Social integration centre under the supervision of Ministry for Welfare. The aim of the Centre is to promote social integration of people with disabilities, including providing services of professional and social rehabilitation and assist with education.

  14. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 5543/2004 on creation of the National Agency for Professional Career Choice.

    Adoption: 2004-06-15 | Date of entry into force: 2004-07-01 | LVA-2004-R-69169

    Establishes the National Agency for Professional Career Choice.

  15. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Amendments to the Law on Support for Unemployed Persons and Persons Seeking Employment.

    Adoption: 2004-04-22 | Date of entry into force: 2004-05-25 | LVA-2004-L-69157

    The amendments expand the provisions for preventive measures for decreasing unemployment including career counseling, and redefine the status of persons seeking employment.

  16. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 425/2003 on the State Employment Agency.

    Adoption: 2003-07-29 | Date of entry into force: 2003-10-01 | LVA-2003-R-66284

    Provide for the mandate and describe the functions of the State Employment Agency, which operates under the supervision of the Welfare Ministry. The objective of the Agency is to implement government policy on decreasing unemployment, including providing support to those seeking employment.

  17. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 425/2003 on the State Employment Agency.

    Adoption: 2003-07-29 | Date of entry into force: 2003-10-01 | LVA-2003-R-69139

    Regulations provide the mandate and describe the functions of the State Employment Agency, which operates under the supervision of the Welfare Ministry. The objective of the Agency is to implement government policy on decreasing unemployment including providing support to those seeking employment.

  18. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 309/2003 on the organization and financing of proactive employment events. - Unofficial English translation (as amended up to 2004)

    Adoption: 2003-06-17 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-04 | LVA-2003-R-65498

    Set forth procedure for organizing and financing proactive events for promoting employment as well as the procedure for creating or adapting workplaces for the disabled.

  19. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 274/2003 on procedure for receiving vocational rehabilitation and requirements for providing vocational rehabilitation.

    Adoption: 2003-05-27 | Date of entry into force: 2003-06-13 | LVA-2003-R-65495

    Set forth the procedure for individuals to apply for and receive vocational rehabilitation and requirements for licenced institutions to provide such rehabilitation.

  20. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 24/2003 on the procedure for determining the status of unemployed persons. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2003-01-20 | Date of entry into force: 2003-02-11 | LVA-2003-R-65482

    Regulations describe the procedure (registration, necessary documents to be submitted, eligibility for different types of benefits) of how individuals are determined to be unemployed persons. This procedure shall be administered by the National Employment Agency.

  21. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 25/2003 on procedure for awarding stipends and compensation for rent and transportation during professional training, re-qualification and raising of qualifications of unemployed persons. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2003-01-20 | Date of entry into force: 2003-02-11 | LVA-2003-R-65483

    Regulations describe the procedure for the unemployed to receive stipends as well as different compensations/benefits (rent, transportation) during the time period while receiving training and new qualifications.

  22. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 26 of 20 January 2003 on procedures for licensing and supervision of legal persons for provision of work placement services for a charge. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2003-01-20 | LVA-2003-R-68562

    Prescribes procedures by which legal persons receive licence for provision of work placement services for a charge, as well as procedures for supervision of provision of such services.

  23. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law on Support for Unemployed Persons and Persons Seeking Employment. (Likums "Bezdarbnieku un darba meklētāju atbalsta likums") - Translation and Terminology Centre Laws on-line in Latvian

    Adoption: 2002-05-09 | Date of entry into force: 2002-07-01 | LVA-2002-L-62654

    Provides for activities for returning the unemployed to working life as well as preventive measures for decreasing unemployment. Determines the status, rights and responsibilities of the unemployed and employment-seekers. Available in English.

  24. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations on procedure for receiving professional rehabilitation services and requirements for professional rehabilitation services institutions.

    Adoption: 2001-08-28 | Date of entry into force: 2002-01-01 | LVA-2001-R-60606

    Describes the procedure for receiving rehabilitation services to renew or improve skills for disabled persons, as well as the requirements for institutions which provide such rehabilitation services.

  25. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 152/2001 on the procedure for awarding work disablement certificates. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2001-04-03 | Date of entry into force: 2001-05-01 | LVA-2001-R-59345

    Sets forth the procedure for determining work disability and awarding work disability certificates.

  26. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law on amendments to the Law on employment.

    Adoption: 1998-08-27 | Date of entry into force: 1998-09-25 | LVA-1998-L-56356

    Awards rights to other institutions besides the State Employment Service to provide services in the same field. Provides for the State Employment Service to issue permission to enterprises providing professional training services. Repeals certain provisions.

  27. Latvia - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Law on Employment of 5 January 1994.

    Adoption: 1994-01-05 | LVA-1994-L-43084

    Establishes a State employment service to be responsible for employment policy. Its tasks inter alia include: promotion of dialogue between employers and employees, participation and organization of socially useful work, registration of the unemployed and provision of their social security (Chapter I). In Chapter II, provides for social guarantees for the unemployed (unemployment benefit, professional training and requalification, paid socially useful work and material aid). Chapter III deals with responsability for violation of employment legislative acts. Available in English.


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