- provisions regarding securing a workforce, especially with the intermediation of work placement service provider;
Regulations on provision of work placement services, especially through a provider of work placement services, are included in the Labour Law, Support for Unemployed Persons and Persons Seeking Employment Law and the respective Cabinet of Ministers regulations.
With regard to employment legal relationships, the general provisions of the Labour Law shall apply, in so far as the law does not lay down specific provisions on the staff employed by provider of work placement services. In such cases, obligations are determined for both the provider of work placement services as an employer, as well as the person to whom the above service is provided. The legal framework for the activities of the provider of work placement services as such is set forth in the “Support for Unemployed Persons and Persons Seeking Employment Law”.
If an employment contract is entered into with an employee by a work placement service provider to appoint the employee to perform work for the benefit and under the management of the recipient of the work placement service for a specified period, the work placement service provider shall be deemed as the employer.
The work placement service provider shall be regarded as an employer who posts an employee to perform work in Latvia also if, within the provision of international services, the recipient of the work placement service has to provide services in another country and the performance thereof is ensured by the posted employee. In such situation, all the provisions for posting an employee shall be applicable to the work placement service provider.
If the recipient of the work placement service in Latvia intends to provide a service in another country within the provision of international services and its performance is ensured by the employee posted to Latvia, then the recipient of the work placement service in Latvia has the obligation to inform the work placement service provider thereof in a timely manner before the provision of the service in another country.
If an employee is posted to Latvia by the work placement service provider, then such provider as the employer has the obligation to ensure the same working conditions and apply the same employment provisions to an employee who has been posted to Latvia as would be ensured and applied to the employee if the employment relationship between the employee and the recipient of the work placement service had been established directly and the employee performed the same work.
The recipient of the work placement service who is located in Latvia has the obligation to inform the work placement service provider of another country of the working conditions and employment provisions at the recipient of the work placement service in a timely manner before posting the employee.
- safety, health protection and hygiene at work;
In accordance with the requirements of the Labour Protection Law, the employer has an obligation to organise a labour protection system, which includes internal supervision of the working environment, including evaluation of the working environment risks, establishment of an organisational structure of the labour protection and consultation with employees in order to involve them in improvement of labour protection.
An employer has an obligation to ensure the functioning of the labour protection system in the undertaking.
An employer, taking into account the number of persons employed in the undertaking and the type of activity, shall appoint or hire one or several labour protection specialists or enter into a contract with a competent specialist or competent authority.
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- protection measures for persons under 18 years of age, for pregnant women and women during the period following childbirth, as well as the working and employment provisions of such persons;