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Lao People's Democratic Republic

Basic labour law information

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Labour Law, 2013 (No. 43/NA)

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Competition Law (No. 60/2015).

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Penal Code (No. 13/2017).
     Criminal Procedure Law, 2012 (No. 17).

01.06) Economic and social policy
     Law on the Promotion and Management of Foreign Investment in the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Trade Unions Law (2007).

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Anti-Trafficking Law, 2015 (No. 73 of 2015).

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Law on the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Children, 2007 (No. 05/NA) (Promulgated under Decree No. 04/PO of 16 January 2007).

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Law on Development and Protection of Women, 2004 (No.08/NA) (promulgated under Decree No. 70/PO of 2004).
     Women's Union Law (No. 31 NA).

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Vocational Education Law (No. 060 of 2014).
     Education Law (No. 133 of 2015).

14) Occupational safety and health
     Law on Hygiene, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

14.02) Protection in certain sectors of economic activity
     Ministerial Decision on Occupational Safety and Health on Construction Sites (No. 3006 of 2013).

15) Social security (general standards)
     Social Security Law (No. 34/NA).
     Decree No. 207/PM regarding the Social Security Regime for Employees in Enterprises.

17) Migrant workers
     Decree on the Dispatching of Lao Labour to Work Abroad, 2002 (No. 68 of 2002)l.

22.01) Agriculture workers
     Law on Agriculture, 1998 (01-98/NA) (Promulgated by Decree No. 105/PO of 6 November 1998).

22.02) Mining and quarrying workers
     Mining Law, 1997 (No. 04-97/NA) (Promulgated by Decree No. 36/PO of 31 May 1997).

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Decree on Civil Servants, 2003 (Decree No. 82/PM)

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Last updated: Sunday - 28th November 2021