On September 14, the Global Compact Network Georgia organized a meeting with the Member of Parliament and the initiator of the amendments to the Labor Code Dimitri Tskitishvili.
Dimitri Tskitishvili informed the representatives of the companies about the main changes envisaged by the new Labor Code.
Significant changes to the Labor Code:
The Labor Code provides for effective enforcement mechanisms, including the establishment of a strong and independent labor inspection service..
The new Labor Code establishes more effective anti-discrimination mechanisms. This part also deals with the issue of unequal pay between women and men, currently the difference between pay between men and women is 38%. Under the new law, equal pay for labor must be equal.
Normalized working hours are set at 40 hours per week. Overtime work will be allowed only with the consent and prior agreement of the employee and it should not be less than 125% of the normalized salary.
The employer is obliged to facilitate consultations with the employee.
Deadlines and procedures for providing information and consultations were established.
An intern, with or without pay, performs certain tasks in order to:
• Improve qualifications and professional knowledge;
• Acquire professional skills or practical experience;
• Have a fixed duration of employment.
Under the new bill, the rules and deadlines for internships will be strictly defined.
The meeting was held with the support of the Swedish government.