Thu, 17 Jun 2010: ECTU calls for tax reform…

The organization also estimates that the state should impose an obligatory insurance to cover work-related accidents and professional ailments, as this would motivate companies to improve the work...

Wed, 20 Jan 2010: Government crackdown on illegal labor…

This practice of tax evasion, however, is very serious, given that the taxes are not being paid into the budget, says the minister. According to Augulis, the situation will not improve in the near...

Thu, 9 Oct 2008: Latvian government adopts 2009 budget with deficit …

Budget funding for ministries was slashed by 10.67 percent, saving 136.8 million lats. Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis said the decision to adopt the budget was a difficult one, especially taking ...

Wed, 28 Sep 2005: Unions to decide on migrant labor…

Yet SAK, the largest and the most influential of the union confederations, wants the transition period to continue. While the decision formally will be made by Parliament, trade unions will have s...

Wed, 7 Sep 2005: Employers, trade union to start wage negotiations…

Employers have proposed starting negotiations on Sept. 8.The head of the Employers' Confederation, Tarmo Kriis, said that the confederation cannot define its stance as regards the minimum wag...

Thu, 2 Sep 1999: Minimum wages to rise in 2000…

Currently, the monthly minimum wage is 1,250 kroons a month, or 7.35 kroons per hour. It was last raised in 1998. The government, the Employers and Industry Central Union and trade unions reached ...

Thu, 22 Jul 1999: Estonia reforms social tax system…

The pension sums are income tax free until they are withdrawn from the fund. The government does not intend to change the present social tax rate to carry out pension reform. At present, the emplo...
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