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  1. Iceland - - International agreement

    Convention to amend the Social Security Convention concluded on 15 Sep. 1955.

    Adoption: 1967-02-01 | INT-1967-IA-18837

    Amends Arts. 2 to 4 (benefits payable in the event of reduced working capacity and survivors' and old-age benefits) and 17 (children's allowances).

  2. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act No. 31 of 1966 to amend Act No. 50 of 1961 on ship's stewards and cooks.

    Adoption: 1966 | Date of entry into force: 1961-03-29 | ISL-1966-L-36730

    Consolidated text.

  3. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act No. 29 of 1963 on the pension fund for civil servants.

    Adoption: 1963-04-29 | ISL-1963-L-36715

    Members of the Fund are civil servants who have a fixed one-year contract or at least a position with three months notice. If the member works part-time, he shall receive at least half of the wages estimated for a full-time position. Articles 8 and 9 set out the rules for the investment of the Fund's assets. The employee contribution to the Fund is 4 percent of total wages; the employer contribution is 6 percent. Contributions shall cease after 32 years of work. Workers, younger than 16 years old, shall not pay contributions to the Fund. Each member who has paid contributions to the Fund can receive benefits at the age of 65 or sooner in special cases. The benefit shall be 2 percent for each year in full-time service. Article 12 contains special provisions for people working on shifts. Article 13 sets out rules concerning the benefits of invalids. Articles 14-18 contain provisions concerning the survivor's benefits. The main rule is that the spouse has a right to half of the acquired benefit of the deceased member. The State guarantees the payments of the benefits from the Fund. Amends Act No. 64 of 1955 with the same title.

  4. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act No. 13 of 1962 on a school for the deaf.

    Adoption: 1962-03-31 | ISL-1962-L-36731

    Sets out provisions concerning a school for deaf children.

  5. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act No. 44 of 1961 to amend Act No. 38 of 1954 on the rights and duties of civil servants.

    Adoption: 1961-03-29 | ISL-1961-L-36400

  6. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act No. 49 of 1961 on courses for foremen.

    Adoption: 1961-03-29 | ISL-1961-L-36729

    Provides for regular courses for the training of foremen. The expense shall be paid by the State.

  7. Iceland - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification No. 12 of 1958 on the Ratification of the ILO Convention concerning Equal Remuneration for Men and Women Workers for Work of Equal Value.

    Adoption: 1958-03-12 | ISL-1958-M-36726

  8. Iceland - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification No. 11 of 1958 on the Ratification of the ILO Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour.

    Adoption: 1958-03-10 | ISL-1958-M-36725

  9. Iceland - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification No. 20 of 1958 on the Ratification of the ILO Convention concerning Unemployment.

    Adoption: 1958-03-10 | ISL-1958-M-36727

  10. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act No. 61 of 1957 on health care in schools.

    Adoption: 1957-06-08 | ISL-1957-L-36728

    Provides for free health care within the school system. The University of Iceland is excluded.

  11. Iceland - - International agreement

    Notification of an agreement between Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden concerning health care and transfer of social security rights.

    Adoption: 1957-01-21 | INT-1957-IA-36724

    Notification of the ratification of the agreement signed December 19th 1956.

  12. Iceland - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification No. 73 of 1956 on the Ratification of the ILO Convention Fixing the Minimum Age for the Admission of Young Persons to Employment as Trimmers or Stokers.

    Adoption: 1956-09-18 | ISL-1956-M-36721

  13. Iceland - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification No. 74 of 1956 on the Ratification of the ILO Convention on Fixing the Minimum Age for the Admission of Children to Employment at Sea.

    Adoption: 1956-09-18 | ISL-1956-M-36722

  14. Iceland - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification No. 75 of 1956 on the Ratification of the ILO Convention concerning the Rights of Association and Combination of Agricultural Workers.

    Adoption: 1956-09-18 | ISL-1956-M-36723

  15. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act No. 103 of 1954 to abolish provisions of laws which link the employment rights of Icelandic citizens to previous residence in Iceland.

    Adoption: 1954-12-17 | ISL-1954-L-36752

  16. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act No. 70 of 1954 to amend Act No. 80 of 1938 respecting trade unions and industrial disputes.

    Adoption: 1954-04-24 | Date of entry into force: 1938-06-11 | ISL-1954-L-36765

    Act permitting the establishment of trade unions and federations of trade unions for the purpose of working for the interests of the working class in general. Section I: Provisions respecting the rights of trade unions and their position towards employers. Section II: Provisions respecting strikes and lockouts. Section III has been repealed by Act No. 33 of 1978. Section IV: Provisions respecting the Labour Court. Section V: Concluding provisions. Repeals Act No. 55 of 1925 respecting attempts in mediation in industrial disputes. Consolidated text.

  17. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act No. 54 of 1956 to amend Act No. 53 of 1921 on rest periods of fishermen on Icelandic trawlers.

    Adoption: 1954-04-09 | ISL-1954-L-36720

    Consolidated text.

  18. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Icelandic Nationality [Citizenship] Act No. 100/1952. (Lög um íslenskan ríkisborgararétt nr. 100/1952) - English translation

    Adoption: 1952-12-23 | ISL-1952-L-67134

  19. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act No. 19 of 1952 to amend Act No. 36 of 1911 on the priority of candidates from the University of Iceland to obtain civil positions.

    Adoption: 1952-01-31 | Date of entry into force: 1911-07-11 | ISL-1952-L-36718

    Consolidated text.

  20. Iceland - - Constitution

    Constitution [consolidated version]. - Constitution as amended up to 1999 (in English)

    Adoption: 1944-06-17 | ISL-1944-C-36717

    Chapter VII contains provisions concerning human and civil rights, such as freedom of employment, freedom of expression, freedom af assembly and the right to public support. Consolidation of 1995 available in English and Icelandic.

  21. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act No. 114 of 1940 to amend Act No. 86 of 1938 on a pension fund for midwives.

    Adoption: 1940-05-30 | Date of entry into force: 1938-06-11 | ISL-1940-L-36716

    Consolidated text.

  22. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on the Penal Code, No. 19/1940. - Act on-line in English Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1940-02-12 | ISL-1940-L-36719

    The Penal Code contains several provisions regarding civil servants. A civil servant can be dismissed in cases of illegal activities (art. 68). Chapter XII (art. 106-117) contains provisions on bribery and other offenses against civil servants and chapter XIV (art. 128-141 and art. 230) contains provisions concerning offenses and crimes of civil servants.

  23. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on Trade Unions and Industrial Disputes, No. 80/1938. (Lög um stéttarfélög og vinnudeilur nr. 80/1938) - Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 1938-06-11 | Date of entry into force: 1938-06-11 | ISL-1938-L-46627

    Chapter I contains provisions concerning shop stewards and the relation between trade unions and employers. Chapter II stipulates that workers have the right to strike and sets out rules concerning strikes. The last chapter contains provisions regarding the Labour Court. Available in English.

  24. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act No. 15 of 1931 to amend Act No. 28 of 1930 on wage payment.

    Adoption: 1931-07-06 | ISL-1931-L-36696

    The provisions of Act No. 28 of 1930 on wage payment shall also apply to the wages of drivers.

  25. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act No. 28 of 1930 on wage payment.

    Adoption: 1930-05-19 | ISL-1930-L-36695

    Stipulates that the wages of all workers shall be paid in valid currency, except for fishermen who can be paid with part of the catch. Wages shall be paid weekly, unless otherwise negotiated. This does not apply to agricultural workers who get food and lodging as a part of their wages. The above mentioned provisions also apply to contract work.

  26. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Law on on Servants No. 22/1928. (Hjúalög) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1928-05-07 | ISL-1928-L-36698

    Contains provisions on servants younger than 21 years old. Concerns duration of contracts and annulment, wages, working conditions, transport and sickness cost.

  27. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act No. 53 of 1921 on rest period of fishermen on Icelandic trawlers.

    Adoption: 1921-06-27 | ISL-1921-L-36694

    When a trawler is docked, general rules on working hours shall be applied, unless otherwise determined by labour contracts. While sailing or fishing, shifts shall not be longer than 6 hours. Each fisherman shall have at least 12 hours of rest during every 24 hours. Contracts for longer working hours shall be void. These rules cannot be applied in cases of emergency.

  28. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act on Strikes by Civil Servants, No. 33/1915. (Lög um verkfall opinberra starfsmanna) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1915-11-03 | ISL-1915-L-36693

    Imposes a penalty on those who participate to a strike, or who encourage or force a civil servant to strike. Doesn't apply to certain categories of civil servants.

  29. Iceland - - Law, Act

    Act No. 37 of 1911 on equal rights of men and women with regard to graduate studies, scholarships and civil work. (Lög um rétt kvenna til embćttisnáms, námsstyrks og embćtta, nr. 37 11. júlí 1911) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1911-07-11 | ISL-1911-L-36692

    Stipulates that women have the same right as men to attend lectures and to graduate from every educational institution in the country and that women shall also have the same rights as men to scholarships granted from official funds.

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