Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws,
this monograph on labour law in Latvia not only describes and analyses
the legal aspects of labour relations, but also examines labour relations
practices and developing trends. It provides a survey of the subject that is
both usefully brief and sufficiently detailed to answer most questions likely
to arise in any pertinent legal setting. Both individual and collective labour
relations are covered in ample detail, with attention to such underlying and
pervasive factors employment contracts, suspension of the contracts, dismissal
laws and covenant of non-competition, as well as international private law.
The author describes all important details of the law governing hours and
wages, benefits, intellectual property implications, trade union activity,
employers’ associations, workers’ participation, collective bargaining,
industrial disputes, and much more. Building on a clear overview of labour law
and labour relations, the book offers practical guidance on which sound
preliminary decisions may be based. It will find a ready readership among
lawyers representing parties with interests in Latvia, and academics and
researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative trends in
laws affecting labour and labour relations
The Author. List of Abbreviations. General Introduction. Chapter 1. General
Background. Chapter 2. Definitions and Notions. Chapter 3. Historical
Background Chapter 4. Role of Government Institutions. Chapter 5. Sources of
Labour Law. Chapter 6. International Private Labour Law. Selected Bibliography
Part I. The Individual Employment Relation. Chapter 1. Definition and
Concepts. Chapter 2. Rights and Duties of the Parties during Employment.
Chapter 3. Working Time, Annual Vacations, Holidays . Chapter 4. Remuneration
and Benefits (Minimum Wages; Various Protective Measures). Chapter 5.
Incapacity to Work. Chapter 6. Job Security. Chapter 7. Protection of Certain
Categories of Workers, Protection against Discrimination in Employment.
Chapter 8. Covenants of Non-competition. Chapter 9. Inventions by Employees.
Chapter 10. Settlement of Disputes. Part II. Collective Labour Relations
Chapter 1. Trade Union Freedom. Chapter 2. Trade Unions and Employers’
Associations. Chapter 3. Institutionalized Relations between Employers and
Employees. Chapter 4. Collective Bargaining. Chapter 5. Strikes, Lock-outs and
Other Legal Forms of Industrial Action. Chapter 6. Settlement of Industrial
Disputes and Protection of Vital Needs. Index