Armenia’s ruling party wants to improve labor code to protect rights of unregistered employees

Armenia’s ruling party wants to improve labor code to protect rights of unregistered employees

YEREVAN, February 3. / ARKA /. The ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) presented on Monday a set of amendments to the Labor Code, designed to protect the rights of unregistered employees. 

The amendments were co-authored by parliament speaker Hovik Abrahamyan and the chairman of the parliamentary committee on legal affairs David Harutyunyan.

According to MP Arpine Hovhannisyan from RPA faction, the changes will allow unregistered employees to seek justice at courts in case his/her employer's refusal to sign an employment contract.

Employees would be able to apply to the court during or after unregistered employment, but not later than one year.

"Armenia's legislation lacks provisions that would give unregistered employees the right to demand unpaid wages. We want to give that such an opportunity," Arpine Hovhanissyan said.

According to her, there is a variety of ways to prove that an employee worked unregistered. -0-

18:27 03.02.2014

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