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In Astana discussed the amendments to the legislation on employment and migration

Birzhan Nurymbetov

Today, the Ministry of labor and social protection of population of Kazakhstan held public hearings on the draft Law "On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on issues of employment and migration".

The event was attended by deputies of the Parliament of Kazakhstan, representatives of Central state bodies, the Institute of legislation of the RK, Federation of trade unions of Kazakhstan, NCE"Atameken" and local Executive bodies by means of conference calls.

Speaking at a hearing by the Vice-Minister of labor and social protection of population of Kazakhstan Birzhan Nurymbetov noted that this bill is designed to implement the President's instructions of September 9, 2016 to improve the instruments of state support employment.

"Given that a new Program of productive employment and mass entrepreneurship includes participation in its implementation 4 ministries (labor and social protection of population, education and science, national economy, agriculture) as operators, the bill redistributed their functions in the field of assistance of employment" - said the Deputy Minister.

Also, the draft Law clarifies the competence Center human resource development MLSP RK(hereinafter - CHRD), with transfer to it functions of monitoring and evaluation activities of the employment centres; information through the Internet resource of all categories of job seekers, employment opportunities according to the specialty or vocational training; placement on Internet resource of information about staffing needs in the regions.

"One of the innovations is the involvement of private employment agencies in the implementation of active measures to promote employment under the Program of development of productive employment and mass entrepreneurship. In this connection the draft law proposes to define the term "outsourcing services in the field of employment," added Birzhan Nurymbetov.

In order to simplify procedures associated with the treatment of the unemployed in the employment centres (hereinafter - CEP), the draft Law provides for the possibility of confirmation of job search not only by personal visit to the employment center, but also through information and communication technologies (telephone, email etc.). In addition, the unemployed and employers will be able to interact with the employment centres and private employment agencies through an Internet resource CHRD (electronic labor exchange).

"Another positive development is the expansion of opportunities for students and for high school students to participate in public works not only in summer but also in their free time. This is permitted by the Labor code of RK and will allow young people to receive additional income", - informed the Vice-Minister.

For removing unnecessary burdens on employers proposed to exclude from the Law "On employment" rule on the submission by employers to the employment centres of information about the number of completed professional training, retraining and in-plant training with an indication of the received specialty and qualification.

"As these activities are conducted by employers on their own initiative and at their own expense, we decided to exclude this requirement and the liability for non-compliance provided for by ROK Code "On administrative offences", - said Birzhan Nurymbetov.

The bill also provides for the reallocation of functions of state bodies in accordance with the decree of the President of RK from December 30, 2016 No. 401 "On further improvement of state administration system of Kazakhstan". In particular, the functions on forming state policy in the sphere of migration of the population transferred from the MNE in the MLSP RK, and functions of interagency coordination and implementation of state policy in the sphere of migration from the MLSP RK of the interior.

In the development of the draft Law on private employment were studied and taken into account the experience of Australia, Sweden, Japan and Hungary.

The draft law provides for amendments and additions to 5 6 codes and laws. Negative legal and socio-economic consequences of its adoption is not expected. The implementation of the bill will not require additional financial costs from the state budget.

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