The new law on the State Labour Inspectorate (the SLI) came into effect on 10 July 2008. The main changes brought by this new law are as follows:
1) The SLI is granted power to suspend company operations in cases of grave breach of legal acts regarding work safety or regulating employment legal relationships (the previous regulation granting such rights is ineffective as of 1 January 2008).
2) In future, the SLI will not perform technical monitoring of hazardous equipment (from now on this falls within the competence of the State Construction Inspectorate).
3) The SLI may supervise and control compliance with legal acts regulating employment legal relationships and work safety in construction objects owned by private persons (while construction works are under way).
Additional information: Andis Burkevis