The last chapter of the Labour Law No. 32 of 2012 is the Fines/Penalties Chapter for any violation to certain provisions under the Labour Law. Pursuant to Law No.
The last chapter of the Labour Law No. 32 of 2012 is the Fines/Penalties Chapter for any violation to certain provisions under the Labour Law. Pursuant to Law No. 78 of 2018, as published in the official gazette on 3rd January 2018, any collected fines imposed by the criminal courts shall be utilised as follows:
- Raising awareness among employees and employers on the Labour Law and its implementing regulations through media, workshops, conferences and publications.
- PAYMENT of employees’ rights/due entitlements to settle some of the labour cases, exceptionally, following the relevant Government Committee’s approval. In such case, the Ministry of Labour shall act on behalf of the employees for such recovery.
- Financing remuneration for the members who organise Employment Exhibitions for job seekers.
- Financing workshops arranged by the Ministry of Labour for job seekers.
I believe this is a step in the right direction as the number of fines imposed against employers is increasing and could easily exceed thousands of dinars. The most important update is point 2 above. Whoever proposed this amendment, THANK YOU. Please note it is in force starting from 4th January 2018.
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