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Granting the status of a competent authority in labour protection issues
Selected Organization: Labklājības ministrija
Brief description:
A competent body in matters of labour protection shall be a legal person (external service provider) who provides employment protection services to undertakings on the basis of a relevant contract. As competent authorities are entitled to operate merchants who have received a quality system certificate in the field of job protection and who have been granted the status of the competent authority by the Ministry of Welfare. It is therefore possible to ascertain the capabilities of the competent authority, provide high-quality labour protection services, thus facilitating the work of the employees' safety and human health activities. The list of competent authorities has been published on the website of the Ministry of Welfare,, as well as the acquisition of the status of a competent institution, a statement is published in the newspaper Latvijas Vēstnesis.
Private law legal persons
Directive 2006/123/EC service
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The decision may be appealed to the State Secretary Ministry of Welfare in accordance with procedures prescribed by the Law on Administrative Procedure. In addition to challenging decisions, foreign operators have the possibility to use an alternative dispute settlement mechanism (SOLVIT).
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Labklājības ministrija
Contact details: Kontaktinformācija: Rīga, Skolas iela 28, Rīga, LV - 1331
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Information about service restored: 03.05.2023