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Basic labour law information

Azerbaijan - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Law of 23 December 2003 on the Constitutional Court.
     Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic of 12 November 1995.

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Law No. 618 of 1 February 1999 promulgating the Labour Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Family Code (Law No.781-IG of 28 December 1999).

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Criminal Code of 30 December 1999.
     Criminal Procedure Code of 14 July 2000.

01.05) Human rights
     Law No.352-IVQ of 22 May 2012 on the Rights and Freedoms of Individuals Kept in Detention Facilities.
     Law No. 537-IQ of 13 November 1998 on Freedom of Assembly.
     Law on Human Rights Commissioner (Ombudsman) (No. 246 -II KQ).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Law No. 792 of 24 February 1994 on Trade Unions.
     Law No. 25-IQ of 13 February 1996 on Settlement of Individual Labour Disputes.

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Law No. 499 of 19 May 1998 on Children's Rights.
     Presidential Decree No. 626 of 8 May 2012 on Approval of the Government Monitoring of the Implementation of the Rights of Children.
     Law No. 297-IIG of 9 April 2002 on Youth Policy [consolidation of 1 February 2010].

04.01) Hazardous child labour
     Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On approval of list of jobs with difficult and hazardous work conditions, professions as well as underground works where application of labor of children under age of 18 is prohibited”, Decree No. 58, enacted March 24, 2000.

05.03) HIV/AIDS
     Law No. 1001-IIIQ of 11 May 2010 to Fight Against the Disease Caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

07.01) Labour inspection
     Regulations of 9 February 2000 on the State Labour Inspectorate in the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection.

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Law of 2 July 2001 on Employment.

08.01) Disabled workers
     Law No. 284 of 25 August 1992 on social protection of invalids.

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Law No. 833-IIIG on Education.

12.01) Labour contracts
     Law No. 82-IQ of 21 May 1996 on Individual Labour Contracts.

13.01) Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
     Law of 19 July 1994 on Holidays.

14.02) Protection in certain sectors of economic activity
     Law No. 423-IG of December 30, 1997 of the Azerbaijan Republic on Radiation Safety of Population.

15) Social security (general standards)
     Law No. 250 of 18 February 1997 on Social Insurance.
     Law No. 55-IIIQ on Social Benefits.

15.01) Medical care and sickness benefit
     Law No. 725-IQ of 28 October 1999 on Medical Insurance.

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Law No 54-IIIG on Labour Pensions.

15.03) Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
     Law No. 999-IIIQ of 11 May 2010 on Compulsory Insurance in Case of Lose of Occupational Capacity as a Result of Occupational Accidents and Occupational Diseases.

15.06) Administration and financing
     Law No. 221 on Personal Accounting in the State Social Insurance System.

17) Migrant workers
     Law No. 713-IVQ of 2 July 2013 to Establish the "Migration Code".
     Law of 13 March 1996 on the Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons.
     Law No. 668 of 21 May 1999 on the status of IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) and Refugees.

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Civil Service Law (No 926-IQ).

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