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07.05.2017 - 07: 09

In Estonia, liberalize the labor market: to work with seven years

It canceled a mandatory requirement to obtain permission of the Labor Inspectorate on the employment of minors and increases the time of their work.

From May 2017, the new rules for minors in the labor market in Estonia will take effect. They provide for the simplification of reception of such persons by employers, as well as extend the list of permissible works. This was reported in the Estonian Chamber of Commerce KODA, noting that some of the new regulations come into force May 8, the rest - from July 2017 years.

From the beginning of May, the list of works that are allowed to be performed by minors is canceled, which gives young people the opportunity to work in a much wider range of activities. In addition, different working hours have been established for the obliged and not obligated to attend 15-17-year-old minors during the school quarter and during school holidays. In case of the changes coming into force, the minors who fulfilled the school duty in the future are allowed to work 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week. Previously, these rates were 7 hours per day and 35 hours per week.

Since July, the Estonian employer no longer has to apply to the Labor Inspectorate for the issuance of a separate permit to hire a young person under the age of 14 years, it is enough to enter data into the Estonian Employees Register. In addition to registering work in the register, it will also be necessary to make all other necessary documents (for example, consent of the legal representative of the minor, working conditions). In this case, in the event that within ten days the labor inspector has not refused to issue his consent, it is considered that the work permit for the 7-14-year-old has been received. Due to this change, the administrative burden of employers is reduced, at the same time, all necessary instances will be notified of the hiring of a teenager and the conditions of his work.

According to the ruling is still the law, employers have been known as the Tax and Customs Board and the Labor Inspectorate of employment for a minor work and get these agencies to be assigned permissions. Since July this obligation is canceled.

Estonian Chamber of Commerce believes KODA achievement made changes, noting that the purpose of the changes is to give minors the best opportunities for work and development of skills.

A source: A REGNUM

Tags: Estonia, Baltic States, Economy, Jobs