5.1.6 Labour laws
There are no sector specific labour laws in San Marino.
Up until a few years ago, open-ended work contracts were the rule, but the trend has recently changed towards fixed-term contracts, provisional jobs, collaboration or consultancy, etc., which are subject to contractual provisions, and have not yet been the subject of any legislative action. Wages of public employees are set out in collective bargaining agreements and define according to level of employment. Negotiations are carried out with the State in the case of public employment and with the employers' associations in case of employment in the private sector.
Special provisions regulate the activities performed by volunteers: Law n. 97 of 1989 regulates cooperation between volunteers and public entities (see also chapter 8.4). Law n. 142 of 1985 refers to volunteers working in cooperation projects based on bilateral or multilateral agreements with developing countries. Both laws set forth general rules of a humanitarian and social character, and have little to do with culture.
See also comparative information provided in the Compendium "Themes!" section under "Status of Artists".