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  • Sotsiaalministeerium: Social insurance in the EU
    sickness and maternity benefits invalidity incapacity for work old age and survivor s pensions occupational accident and illness benefits death grants benefits payable to the unemployed and family benefits Since the laws guaranteeing the social insurance rights of member states differ rules were developed in Council Regulation EEC no 1408 71 regarding the application of social insurance schemes within the union in terms of the movement of employees the self employed and their family members These coordination rules are applicable to the movement of citizens the stateless and refugees within the EU As from 1 May 2010 instead of that regulation applies European Parliament and Council Regulation EC Regulation No 883 2004 on the coordination of social security systems which includes amended and updated rules of the old regulation The regulation neither set outs which benefits should be paid to a person by one country or another nor establishes the size of pensions and benefits Countries must ensure that people moving from one member state to another do not find themselves worse off than those who live and work in one member state their whole lives Coordination rules are applicable in European Economic Area EEA in all EU Member States Norway Liechtenstein Iceland and Switzerland However during the transitional period Regulation No 1408 71 applies still in Norway Liechtenstein and Iceland Since 1 April 2012 Regulation 883 2004 is in force only in Switzerland The payment of the social insurance benefits mentioned above is organised by the Social Insurance Board the Estonian Health Insurance Fund and the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund Animated clips can help better explain the social security coordination rules on pensions unemployment benefits and legislation applicable in English French German Spain Italian Polish Moving within Europe Which country is responsible for your social security rights Moving within

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  • Sotsiaalministeerium: Labour market services
    The training can last for up to one year Trainees existing skills and knowledge the positions which are available on the market or are due to become available and the requirements of potential future positions are all taken into account when selecting the most appropriate form of training Those taking part in training lasting for more than 40 hours receive a grant as well as transport and accommodation allowances Careers counselling is designed to support people in making and implementing informed decisions relating to their career development The service seeks to resolve issues associated with a person s choice of jobs and professions their professional career and finding or losing jobs The counsellor guides them through education training and employment options appropriate to their character educational background and skills Work practice is a labour market service provided to people so that they can gain practical experience in the work place Participants spend time working for an employer under the guidance of a supervisor The maximum length of a work experience placement is four months Those taking part receive a grant while the supervisor is also paid a fee Participants are also eligible to apply for transport and accommodation benefits Public work is temporary paid work which does not require professional or special training Unemployed people can only be asked to do public work if they wish to do so Public work is organised by local government departments non profit organisations and foundations who pay the participant at least the hourly rate of the minimum wage for their work Work practice is a labour market service designed to either get people used to working for the first time or to reintroduce them to work It aims to prepare the unemployed to take part in labour market programmes and activities or take on work Work practice normally involves simple tasks that do not require special knowledge or for which the necessary skills can be learnt in the course of the work under the guidance of a supervisor The service is provided for a maximum of three months at any one time Those taking part receive a grant Wage subsidy is a benefit paid to employers who hire an unemployed person It is paid in the case of unemployed people who were released from prison in the 12 months prior to registering as unemployed and those who have been registered as unemployed for more than 12 consecutive months and have not found work during that time The benefit may also be paid if an unemployed person between the ages of 16 and 24 is hired who has been registered as unemployed for more than six consecutive months and has not found work during this time Unemployed people who are at least 18 years of age and have completed business training have higher or vocational education in economics or have business experience are eligible to apply for business start up subsidy To do this they must submit an application a business plan and copies

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  • Sotsiaalministeerium: Employment relations
    fax 372 699 2209 Office hours 8 30 17 00 Live For You Activity Ministry Ministry of Social Affairs For You Employers Employment relations Job seekers Employees Employers Labour market services Employment relations Employment contract Industrial relations Working environment Representatives Hiring a person with a disability Employment of foreigners in Estonia Families The aged People with disabilities Foreigners Last modified on February 13 2013 02 48pm Teksti suurus Ülisuur Suur

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  • Sotsiaalministeerium: Employment contract
    Social Affairs For You Employers Employment relations Employment contract Job seekers Employees Employers Labour market services Employment relations Employment contract Industrial relations Working environment Representatives Hiring a person with a disability Employment of foreigners in Estonia Families The aged People with disabilities Foreigners Employment contract Employment Contracts Act Booklets pdf Entering into an employment contract Wages Working and rest time Holidays Terminating an employment contract Pregnant employees and parents of

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  • Sotsiaalministeerium: Industrial relations
    Social Affairs For You Employers Employment relations Industrial relations Job seekers Employees Employers Labour market services Employment relations Employment contract Industrial relations Working environment Representatives Hiring a person with a disability Employment of foreigners in Estonia Families The aged People with disabilities Foreigners Industrial relations Legal acts as in force on 1st of May 2010 Collective Labour Dispute Resolution Act Employee Trustee Act Trade Unions Act Collective Agreements Act Statute

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  • Sotsiaalministeerium: Working environment
    a person with a disability Employment of foreigners in Estonia Families The aged People with disabilities Foreigners Working environment Through work people participate in the life of society Their work may have a positive or negative impact on their health Contact with risk factors may damage people s physical and mental health When there are no such risks and people are interested in and enthusiastic about the work they do the satisfaction they gain from it grows and their health and sense of well being improves In order to create a sense of work based well being a consistent influence must be brought to bear on the working environment which can be altered significantly as a result of technological updates Effective measures in this area require consistent planning Cooperation must also be planned and carried out in order to further develop working conditions particularly in areas of management where the decisions that are made have an impact on working life generally Working environment policy is designed not only to eliminate or reduce any risks and negative effects presented by the working environment but also to develop positive factors which make the physical mental and social well being of employees possible

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  • Sotsiaalministeerium: Risk analysis
    working environment factors which may place employees at risk gauges the extent of the risk and designates measures to minimise such risk Where necessary the parameters of the risk factors are measured e g noise vibration and the internal climate The results of the risk analysis are recorded in writing and archived for 55 years Risk analysis is repeated if the working conditions change new information becomes available about the level of risk a working process presents an occupational accident occurs or an employee is diagnosed with a work related illness or disease The best practice in risk analysis is when information regarding working conditions is collected from both employees and those who come into direct contact with the working environment on a daily basis Questionnaires may be used for this purpose or the assistance of working environment representatives sought The results of risk analysis must be revealed to employees How their health may be at risk and the safety measures they should take safe working practices personal protection equipment etc must also be explained to employees as must the company s action plan for the reduction of risks The employer and employees are obliged to work together to ensure

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  • Sotsiaalministeerium: Medical check
    disabilities Foreigners Medical check In accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act employers are obliged to organise and cover the cost of medical checks for any employees whose health may be affected in the course of their work by risk factors of the working environment or the nature of their work The nature of the medical checks provided will depend on the risk factors that a specific working environment

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