What is labour law?

what is labour law?

Labour law is a set of legal norms relating to the employment relationship which defines the rights and obligations of employees and employers.

These norms are regulated by:

  • Labour Code,
  • other laws and executive acts,
  • collective bargaining agreements,
  • collective agreements, regulations and statutes which define the rights and obligations of the parties of the employment relationship.

In this guide you will find information on:

  • principles of labour law and employment relationship,
  • the rights and obligations of employees and employers,
  • employment contract,
  • employment contract termination,
  • holiday leave,
  • the protection of women's work and parenthood. 


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