What will the year 2017 bring us? From broken teeth to fishing
What will the year 2017 bring us? Besides increased excises, the coming year will bring Estonia’s residents new subsidies – for example, it is likely that more people will visit dentists in 2017, because a small compensation will be paid to adults as well. Postimees reviews the most significant law amendments.
30.12.2016, Tiina KaukverePM
Dirty secret of Estonia’s building sites
The number of violations related to the recruitment of foreign labour has increased steeply, because some Estonian construction firms have discovered a new source of wealth – Ukrainians willing to build houses in Estonia for a few hundred euros per month while living in ascetic conditions.
20.12.2016, Tiina KaukverePM
State salary different by region
Work of public servants is worth up to 16 percent more in Tallinn and Harju County than it is elsewhere in Estonia, the salary scale of the state support services center reveals.
27.10.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
The disabled are upset at being forced to work
For those troubled in health, work capacity reform has meant change at which some rejoice and others are saddened. What seems to feel the worst is the attitude in some officials that they are nothing but lazy.
14.06.2016, Heilika LeinusPM
Editorial: the ugliness of fighting a mother of toddler
The battle launched by Tallinn city government against a mother of child aged 1.5 is altogether amoral by nature. Especially by keeping the law given to protect mothers expectant and with small children, any branch of public administration must set an example to the rest of employers.
Abused own baby, worked at child care
Despite the law setting restrictions on background for child care worker, employers have lots of room for discretion. As an example of that, a mother worked at a Tallinn child care having previously endangered the life of her own son whom she also severely mistreated.
08.04.2016, Liis VelskerPM
Editorial: sick leave – fight for freedom, cut it not
How do we arrange it so that days spent sick will spell as little loss to people and the economy? A think-thank thinks to know.
Work capacity reform stage two: old sick leave system to go
Think-tank Praxis suggests people might work while on sick leave. Also, analysts say employees might think about compensation stretched from five days to 30.
14.01.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
Law amendment opens doors for qualified foreign workers
Law amendments entering into force on January 1st 2016 make it easier for employers to bring in highly qualified workforce from abroad.
22.12.2015, Joosep VärkPM
Taxman takes ax to «acting OÜ»
Tax Board id targeting the enterprises which pretend to offer services while actually working for other business for wages.
13.10.2015, Marge TubalkainPM
Work capacity reforms sets quota for hiring the handicapped
To be launched next year, work capacity reform aims to better involve people with special needs and of reduced work capacity on labour market. The new law prescribes 1,000 people with reduced work capacity to be working in public sector by 2020.
01.10.2015, Marian VõsumetsPM
Taxman eyes entry into property
Finance ministry is pushing a Taxation Act granting Tax and Customs Board (MTA) added powers to probe into infringements - to the dismay of professional associations.
21.07.2015, Anette ParkseppPM
Working in Finland: homecoming considered with wage rise or when retired
An ethnology Master's student at University of Tartu, Keiu Telve studied perceptions of Estonian men working in Finland regarding the commuting, and its impact on their financial behaviour and relations at home.
15.07.2015, Kristi KarroPM
Estonian unions, employers fail to reach accord on minimum pay
No agreement was concluded at Monday's round of negotiations between the Estonian Employers Confederation and the EAKL trade union confederation on the size of the minimum wage for the next two years and the talks will continue in two weeks' time.
Editorial: let all hands work
About every working-age individual in Estonia has encountered problems psychic and behavioural. In 2013, over 51,000 people purchased some prescription medicine to counter that. For more than 30,000 with such issues, work capacity has been partially or totally lost.
Estonian employers' manifesto names competitiveness as priority
In a manifesto published on Tuesday, the Estonian Employers Confederation lists competitiveness as a priority that needs to be dealt with if the country wishes to escape the middle income trap.
Bus drivers to hold warning strike in 3 Estonian regions
According to a strike notice forwarded to employers on Thursday, the Estonian transport union will stage warning strikes in Tartu county, Parnu city and Saare county on Monday to support the pay demand of drivers working for the private bus operator Gobus.
Tensions building between business and the state
When, this past spring, a bunch of amendments nasty towards businesses were pushed through in Riigikogu, it initially appeared that peace was unbroken. Turns out, the fire was just smouldering beneath ashes.
26.09.2014, Kadri HansaluPM
Reform rush results in governmental quarrel
Two weeks ago, social ministry priced assessment of work capacity at €250 per person. Now, it’s €50 and €100.
10.06.2014, Anneli AmmasPM
Bosses discriminating the pregnant to be publicly shamed
As announced by bureau of equality commissioner, employers repeatedly discriminating pregnant employees and those with small children will be exposed publicly to shame the problematic practice – still widespread.
Editorial: more kids, back to work quicker
Praxis, a political think tank, has come out with a study on effects of parental leave on two issues important for the state: increasing birth rate and return of parents – mothers, mainly – back to work. Generally, the current system is quite good; even so, it needs tweaking. Mainly, regarding how mothers and fathers divide the parental leave.
Excellent IT-skills not expected by Estonian employers
Youth of Estonia are not lost, but parents-grandparents of theirs are not keen to develop school-time skills in further work life – starting to lag behind...
09.10.2013, Anneli AmmasPM
Employers wanted to cut unemployment insurance premium to 1.95 pct
The Estonian Employers Confederation originally wanted the unemployment insurance premium to be reduced to 1.95 percent next year, compared with the proposal made by the Unemployment Insurance Fund's supervisory board on Tuesday to cut it to 2.1 percent.
Survey: Pay offers increase 24 pct on year in Q2
The pay offers of Estonian employers increased 24.4 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period last year, it appears from a study by the recruitment portal CV Keskus.
Estonian employers want to shift part of social tax onto employees
The Estonian Employers' Confederation seeks to make the social tax which currently is paid by employers partly payable by employees and has started negotiations with trade unions to achieve this goal.