Tasks

State Labour Inspectorate

The main tasks of the Inspectorate are as follows:

  1. Implementation of state supervision and control over the observance by organizations, regardless of the legal form, the requirements of the legislation in the field of ensuring compliance and protection of labour rights of citizens, as well as safe conditions and labour protection;
  2. Continuous analysis of the state of labour protection in country, causes of industrial injuries and occupational diseases, the development of ways to eliminate them;
  3. Systematic analysis of agreements and local labour acts, orders of employers on labour relations for their compliance with the law;
  4. Implementation of continuous monitoring and protection of the rights of subjects of labour relations stipulated by the legislation on labour, employment and labour protection;
  5. Implementation of state control over the quality of certification of workplaces for working conditions;
  6. Implementation of state control over the observance of legislation on social protection of persons with disabilities in terms of creating working conditions for persons with disabilities in order to ensure unhindered access to social infrastructure facilities, as well as to use all types of transport, transport communications, public communications and information;
  7. Together with interested ministries, departments and public organizations, organization of development and implementation measures to prevent and completely eradicate forced labour, including by bringing to justice the guilty officials in accordance with the law;
  8. Providing advisory and methodological assistance to employees and employers, including business entities, on application and compliance with labour legislation and labour protection, carrying out preventive work to prevent industrial accidents and accidents at work;
  9. Carrying out wide awareness-raising activities among legal entities and individuals on the need to respect the labour rights of citizens and ensure safe conditions and labour protection;
  10. Participation in development and implementation of government programs, regulations and other documents in the field of labour relations and labour protection, as well as proposals and measures to ensure the rights of citizens to decent and safe working conditions.

     In accordance with the assigned tasks and subject of state supervision and control in the field of labour and labour protection, the Inspectorate performs the following functions:

  1. In the field of state supervision and control over compliance by organizations, regardless of their organizational and legal form, the requirements of legislation in the field of ensuring the observance and protection of labour rights of citizens, as well as safe conditions and labour protection:

- carries out verification of compliance by employers and officials with the requirements of legislation on labour and labour protection, employment of the population and mandatory insurance of civil liability of the employer in order to ensure the constitutional right to work, to fair and safe working conditions and protection against unemployment;

- in accordance with the procedure established by law, monitors and timely responds to facts of non-compliance with labour legislation and labour protection, employment, mandatory insurance of employer's civil liability, including legislation on social protection of persons with disabilities in terms of creating working conditions for persons with disabilities to ensure unhindered access to the objects of social infrastructure, as well as for the use of all modes of transport, transport communications, public communications and information;

- conducts analysis of agreements and local labour acts, orders of employers on labour relations for their compliance with the law;

- monitors fulfillment of obligations under collective agreements;

- carries out state supervision and control over the quality of certification of workplaces for working conditions, establishment of reduced working hours, annual additional leave for work in adverse working conditions, controls the examination and conducts an examination of working conditions, issues a corresponding opinion on its results;

- carries out state supervision and control over the correct application of the List of Works with Unfavorable Working Conditions, on which the use of women’s work is prohibited, and the maximum permissible loads for women when they lift and move weights;

- carries out cameral control over the implementation of legislation in the field of compliance and protection of labour rights and labour protection of citizens;

- exercises state supervision and control over the correct application of the List of Works with Adverse Working Conditions, on which the use of labour by persons under eighteen years of age is prohibited, and the limits for lifting and moving weights by persons under eighteen years of age;

- ensures maintenance of unified register of professional participants of the labour protection services market, assists in training and certifying their specialists in occupational safety and health;

- in line with legal requirements, carries out monitoring of activities of professional participants of labour protection services market and prepares proposals for improving their activities, including improving quality of the services they provide;

- controls correct provision of means of individual and collective protection of workers, instruments for monitoring working environment, as well as providing benefits and compensation to employees for work in adverse and special working conditions and takes the necessary measures to ensure their availability;

- controls, in accordance with the procedure established by law, employers pay for compensation for harm caused to the life and health of employees;

- carries out, in cooperation with interested authorities, certification of labour protection works in organizations for their compliance with labour protection requirements;

- takes appropriate necessary measures to prevent and eliminate revealed violations of the law in accordance with the subject of state supervision and control in the field of labour, employment and labour protection;

  1. In field of conducting continuous analysis of the state of labour protection in country, causes of industrial injuries and occupational diseases, development of ways to eliminate them:

- collects information and analyzes the causes of industrial injuries and occupational diseases, ensures the development of ways to eliminate them;

- investigates, in accordance with the procedure established by legislation, industrial accidents and other injuries to the health of employees related to the performance of their job duties;

- analyzes the causes of accidents at work and develops proposals for their prevention;

- in accordance with the established procedure, takes measures to eliminate the revealed violations in the sphere of labour protection and safety;

  1. In field of conducting systemic analysis of agreements and local labour acts, orders of employers on labour relations for their compliance with the law:

- conducts analysis of agreements and local labour acts, orders of employers on labour relations for their compliance with the law;

- monitors compliance with basic principles of agreements and local labour acts, orders of employers on labour relations for their compliance with the law;

- registers, in a notification procedure, collective agreements signed by the parties, annexes to them;

- provides conclusions when identifying non-compliance with legislation of agreements and local acts on labour and labour protection, orders of employers on labour relations;

  1. In field of implementation of continuous monitoring and protection of the rights of subjects of labour relations stipulated by the legislation on labour, employment of the population and labour protection:

- provides protection of labour rights of subjects of labour relations, including workers engaged in labour activity on conditions of home-based labour, and persons employed in personal subsidiary, dekhkan and farm enterprises;

- takes on revealed facts of violation of labour legislation and labour protection, employment of the population and mandatory insurance of civil liability of the employer measures of legal response to eliminate and prevent conditions conducive to their occurrence;

- renders assistance to trade unions and other representative bodies of workers in the implementation of their labour and labour protection legislation, employment of the population and mandatory insurance of the employer's civil liability, provided to them, and also monitors compliance with their employers;

- based on the results of inspections, suspends the organization (its separate subdivisions) for a period of not more than ten days or the exploitation of the means of production that do not meet occupational safety requirements and endanger the health or life of workers until they comply with occupational safety requirements in the manner prescribed by law;

- considers, if necessary, on-site visits of individuals and legal entities about violations of the law in accordance with the subject of state supervision and control in the field of labour and labour protection;

- acts as an expert in court on claims of violation of labour legislation and labour protection, as well as on issues of compensation for harm caused to the life and health of workers at work;

  1. In field of state control over the quality of certification of workplaces for working conditions:

- supervises examination of working conditions and issues conclusions on its results;

- carries out accreditation of legal entities carrying out certification of workplaces for working conditions and injury risk of equipment, as well as training and certification of their specialists in labour protection issues;

  1. In field of state control over observance of legislation on social protection of persons with disabilities in terms of creating working conditions for persons with disabilities to ensure unhindered access to social infrastructure facilities, as well as to use all types of transport, transport communications, public communications and receiving Information:

- checks compliance of organizations with legislation requirements on social protection of persons with disabilities within competence;

-takes necessary measures to ensure organization of working conditions for persons with disabilities to ensure unhindered access to social infrastructure, as well as to use all modes of transport, transport communications, public communication and information;

- organizes and conducts advocacy work in the media on the provision of conditions to persons with disabilities to ensure unhindered access to social infrastructure, as well as to use all modes of transport, transport communications, public communication and information;

- participates in the development, coordination and approval in the prescribed manner of draft regulations on the social protection of persons with disabilities;

  1. In the field of organization, together with interested ministries, departments and public organizations, to develop and implement measures to prevent forced labour and discrimination in labour relations and to bring guilty officials to justice:

- organizes jointly with interested ministries, departments and public organizations development and implementation of measures to prevent and completely eradicate forced labour, including by bringing to justice the guilty officials in accordance with the law;

- controls the implementation of the norms of the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan to ensure the guaranteed labour rights of workers through the timely identification and elimination of possible risks of the use of forced labour in any form;

- exercises control over the observance of labour rights and guarantees stipulated by the legislation for certain categories of workers (women, minors, students of higher and secondary special, vocational educational institutions, persons with disabilities, persons dismissed from the ranks of the Armed Forces, etc.);

- applies legal response measures for each revealed fact of the use of forced labour and discrimination and informs the relevant state authorities on the facts of violation of the law;

  1. In the field of providing advisory and methodological assistance to employees and employers, including business entities, on application and observance of labour and labour protection legislation, on preventive work to prevent industrial accidents and industrial accidents:

- ensures implementation and operation of hotlines to provide practical, advisory and methodological assistance on matters that are within the competence of the Inspectorate;

- maintains statistical reports on problematic issues received by the hotlines, analyzes them and develops proposals for the elimination of problematic and negative factors, including the activities of inspectors;

  1. In the field of conducting wide informational and explanatory work among legal entities and individuals on the need to respect the labour rights of citizens and ensure safe conditions and labour protection:

- provides maintenance of thematic pages on official website of the Ministry, placement of electronic booklets and methodological information, including visual one, to prevent and completely eradicate forced labour and discrimination in labour relations, perforing work to prevent industrial accidents and accidents at work;

- conducts scientific and practical conferences, seminars with the involvement of foreign experts, trainings and round tables for specialists of organizations and the public;

- PR and outreach work in media and among population on labour relations and application of labour legislation, labour protection, employment, mandatory insurance of employer's civil liability, social protection of disabled by creating working conditions and ensuring unhindered access to social infrastructure;

  1. In the field of participation in development and implementation of state programs, legal acts and other documents in labour relations and protection, proposals and measures to ensure the rights of citizens to decent and safe working conditions:

- analyzes and summarizes materials of inspections and monitoring conducted on compliance with labour legislation and protection, employment and mandatory insurance of the employer's civil liability;

- in accordance with the established procedure prepares and submits to the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan relevant information on identified issues of law enforcement practice and proposals for their overcoming;

- continuous analysis of current legal acts on labour and labour protection, employment and other acts containing labour norms to ensure observance and protection of labour rights and interests of workers, working conditions and safety in their work, if needed, proposals for amendments and additions to the law;

- prepares proposals for improvement of labour legislation and labour protection, employment of the population and mandatory insurance of civil liability of the employer;

- participates in development of state and other programs for labour protection;

- participates in development of draft regulations and documents in field of labour and labour protection, employment of the population and mandatory insurance of the employer's civil liability;

- cooperates with international organizations, including the International Labour Organization, on implementation of the ILO Conventions into national legislation.