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Labor laws in Eastern European and Central Asian countries : minimum norms and practices

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  • Kuddo, Arvo
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    This study focuses on internationally accepted labor standards and norms governing the individual employment contract, including International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions and recommendations, European Union (EU) labor standards, and the European community social charter. The study also analyzes relevant provisions in the main labor law of each Eastern European and Central Asian (ECA) country associated with commencing or terminating employment and during the period of employment. References are made to relevant practices from EU15 countries. Overall, despite similar origin of country labor laws, the current set of labor regulations in the region provides a wide array of legal solutions. The minimum content of the employment contract in most ECA countries coincides, and goes beyond, the requirements of the labor standards even in the countries that are non-signatories of relevant treaties. Some of these entitlements, however, have the potential to adversely affect labor market participation.

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    Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Social Protection Discussion Papers with number 51698.

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    Date of creation: 01 Nov 2009
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    Keywords: Labor Markets; Labor Policies; Work&Working Conditions; Labor Standards; Labor Management and Relations;

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