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UZBEKISTAN SIGNS LAW "ON LABOR PROTECTION" IN NEW EDITION

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UZBEKISTAN SIGNS LAW "ON LABOR PROTECTION" IN NEW EDITION

Interim President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Law "On Labor Protection" in the new edition on September 22, 2016.

The law was adopted by the Legislative Chamber on March 10 and approved by the Senate on August 25. The Law was published on September 23 and will come into force three months later.

The draft law was prepared and submitted to the lower house of parliament by the Cabinet of Ministers.

The law is aimed at further improvement of labor protection system, strengthening responsibility of employer and workers to execute requirements in this area, defining public authorities powers to ensure proper monitoring of working conditions and safety, increasing efficiency of public control in this field, bringing certain provisions of the current law in accordance with the requirements of the newly adopted legislative acts in modern market economy.

The law introduces new concepts, regulates clearly issues of certification of workplaces on working conditions, audit of the OSH management system, investigation and registration of accidents at work and occupational diseases.

It establishes specific mechanisms for public and trade unions participation in implementation of public control in this field, secures their rights related directly to OSH activities.

The Law meets modern requirements of market economy and measures taken for further deepening of democratic reforms and will promote the creation of decent working conditions for workers in various sectors of the economy as well as business development and labor legislation in the country.

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