Employment legal relationships are governed by the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia, the norms of international law which are binding on the Republic of Latvia, the Labour Law (2002) and other laws and regulations, as well as by collective agreements and working procedure regulations. The Labour Law respects the principle of equal rights.
Law on State Social Insurance (adopted in 1997, in force from 1998). See chapter 4.1.4.
Labour Protection Law (2001, came into force in 2002)
Law on Trade Unions (2014) defines that a trade union is a voluntary association of persons that has been established to represent and protect labour, economic, social and professional rights and interests of employees. Moreover, it says that the number of persons who establish a trade union of an undertaking cannot be less than 15 or less than one fourth of the total number of the persons employed at the undertaking.