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20.12.2016

The Republic of Estonia Labour Inspectorate is to be informed of any workers posted to Estonia

An employer in another member state posting a worker to Estonia must file with the Labour Inspectorate certain information pertaining to both the employer and the worker. Information must also be filed concerning the ordering party with whom the posted worker will commence work in Estonia. Furthermore, the Labour Inspectorate is to be informed of the area of activity in which the posted worker will commence work. Said information is to be filed with the Labour Inspectorate by e-mail no later than on the date on which the posted worker commences work in Estonia. The new rules apply to workers...
04.11.2016

Labour Inspectorate grants three awards for practices that improve the working environment

The Labour Inspectorate celebrates the Day for Health at Work already for the 18th time. At a seminar dedicated to the Day for Health at Work, the discussion concerned the role of the medical check-ups of employees and how to turn it from an obligation into a need. There was also talk about the possibilities to prevent musculoskeletal disorders, caused by the working environment, and preserving the capacity for work. At the seminar, three best practices in 2016 to make the working environment safer and healthier were given an award. The best this year were Saint Gobain Glass Estonia, Elisa...
03.10.2016

Check out the new brochure

"Resolution of Labour Disputes by the labour Dispute Committee" >>
03.10.2016

Check out the new brochure

"Resolution of Labour Disputes by the labour Dispute Committee" >>
20.09.2016

Small shops need to pay more attention to their employees’ health

In summer months, especially during holidays and major events, the workload of small rural shops increases. The Labour Inspectorate checked the work load of the staff in the period where there are more goods and clients than normally. Inspectors checked the placement and removal of goods, condition of passageways, measured the temperature of workplaces, and observed the knowledgeability of staff about safe working methods. According to Maret Maripuu, General Director of the Labour Inspectorate, the situation in small shops is fairly satisfactory. However, the medical checks and the use of...
02.09.2016

Labour dispute committees are celebrating 20 years in operation

On September 1, 1996, the Individual Labour Dispute Resolution Act entered into force, prescribing a quicker and easier method for settling labour disputes – by labour dispute committees. Today, the labour dispute committees have been settling the disputes of Estonian employees and employers for 20 years. The labour dispute committees receive 3,000-5,000 applications every year; during the recession, the number of disputes doubled. Employees mainly turn to the labour dispute committee to collect unpaid wages or final settlements. Employers mostly contact the committee to receive compensation...

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