The employee whose rights have been violated may apply to both the competent authority of the country to which he has been posted to carry out work (usually - the Labour Inspectorate) and the competent authority of his/her respective country (in Latvia - the State Labour Inspectorate).

If necessary, posted employees whose rights have been violated may also refer for advice or assistance to the employee representatives in the respective country.

Riga, Kr. Valdemara Street 38 k-1, 5th floor.
Tel: (+371) 67021710, Fax: 67021740.
Consultations face to face
Kr. Valdemara Street 38 k-1, Riga, ground floor

Kurzeme Regional State Labour Inspectorate

Centre of the Regional Inspectorate
Liepaja – Bāriņu Str. 15, LV-3401.
Reception hours – on Mondays from 12.30 till 17.00; on Thursdays from 8.30 till 12.00.
Offices
Ventspils – 1 Lakstigalu Street.
Reception hours – on Mondays from 12.30 till 17.00.

Consultations

Saldus - 84 Kuldigas Street.
Reception hours – on Mondays from 12.30 till 17.00.
Kuldiga – Inspectors of Ventspils Sector are responsible for consultations coming to Kuldiga once a month, date of consultation can be specified by Tel: (+371) 63811266 or (+371) 63427443.
Talsi –  7 Kareivja Street, Inspectors of Ventspils Sector are responsible for consultations coming to Talsi once a month, date of consultation can be specified by Tel: (+371) 25484737.

Zemgale Regional State Labour Inspectorate

Centre of the Regional Inspectorate
Jelgava – 3 Skolotaju Street, LV-3001.
Reception hours – on Mondays from 13.00 till 17.00; on Thursdays from 9.00 till 12.00
Offices
Ogre, 1 Mālkalnes Avenue, LV-5001. Reception hours – on Mondays from 13.00 till 17.00.
Bauska  – 1 Zaļā Street, LV – 3901. Reception hours – on Mondays from 13.00 till 17.00.
Aizkraukle -  Consultations every second and fourth Mondays from 13.00 till 17.00, 1a Lāčplēša Street.
Tukums  - 11 Pils Street, LV – 3101. Reception hours – on Mondays from 13.00 till 17.00.
Dobele - Consultations every first and third Mondays from 9.00 till 13.00, 15 Brīvības street, room No 105.
Ķekava – Consultations every second Tuesday from 10.00 till 14.00, 19 Gaismas Str., k-8.


Vidzeme Regional State Labour Inspectorate

Valmiera - 19, Cēsu Street, LV-4200.
Reception hours – on Mondays from 13.00 till 17.00; on Thursdays from 9.00 till 12.00.
Office
Sigulda
 - 27 Gāles Street, Sigulda, LV-2150. Reception hours – on Mondays from 13.00 till 17.00 and Thursdays from 9.00 till 12.00.
Gulbene – 2a Ozolu Street. Reception hours – on Mondays from 13.00 till 17.00 and Thursdays from 9.00 till 12.00.
Alūksne – Contact information by phone (+371) 25484761.
Cēsis  -  Consultations every first and third Fridays from 9.00 till 12.00 in the State Social Insurance Agency’s Client Service Center, 13 Vaļņu Street.

Latgale Regional State Labour Inspectorate

Centre of the Regional Inspectorate
Daugavpils - 38, Saules Street, LV-5403. Reception hours – on Mondays from 13.00 till 17.00; on Thursdays from 9.00 till 12.00
Offices
Rēzekne – 90 Atbrīvošanas aleja, LV-4601. Reception hours – on Mondays from 13.00 till 17.00
Jēkabpils – 45 Brīvības Street, LV-5200. Reception hours – on Mondays from 13.00 till 17.00
Preiļi – 3 N.Rancāna Street, LV-5301. Reception hours – on Mondays from 9.00 till 12.00.
Krāslava -  159 Rīgas Street. Reception hours – on Mondays from 9.00 till 12.00

The employee whose rights have been violated may apply to both the competent authority of the country to which he has been posted to carry out work (usually - the Labour Inspectorate) and the competent authority of his/her respective country (in Latvia - the State Labour Inspectorate).

If a dispute with the employer is not settled by negotiation between the employee and the employer, or the employee, the employer and the Labour Inspectorate, then the employee may appeal to the court. According to the Latvian Civil Procedure Law, employee claims for the recovery of wages and other claims arising from an employment relationship or are related thereto, are exempted from the payment of court fees.

In addition an employee whose rights have been violated may apply to the Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia.

  • According to the Labour Law, in the event the fulfilment of the contractual obligations in whole or in part has been transferred to the employer as a subcontractor, but the employer has failed to pay the wages to the employee by the deadline specified in the employment contract or the collective agreement, the employee shall be entitled to claim the payment of the unpaid wage from the person who transferred the full or partial fulfilment of the contractual obligations to the employer. However, in this case the total amount of the wage claimed by the employee within the framework of the respective contract shall not exceed the minimum wage rate as determined in the country to which the employee has been posted. Please note that this provision only applies to those cases when the employee is posted to carry out works in connection with the construction of buildings or specialized construction works.