Labor Code - a codified legislative act ( code ) on labor; is one of the main sources of labor law . In most cases, “labor codes” are not referred to as specially developed codes of norms, but mechanically combined laws and government decrees adopted at different times  .
The codification of labor legislation was first made in France in 1910. The Labor Code of France recorded in detail the legislative norms on working conditions, employment procedures, conditions of dismissal, labor guarantees and other aspects of labor law. In 1918, the first labor code was adopted in Russia - the Code of Labor Laws of the RSFSR . After World War II, labor codes became widespread in other countries  .
The General Conference of the International Labor Organization is developing international labor standards in the form of conventions and recommendations. These standards form the international labor code , covering issues such as employment, freedom to join unions, working hours, migration in search of jobs, protection of the rights of women and youth, prevention of industrial accidents, benefits and compensation, problems of colonial labor, position of sailors and social security. These norms should only be taken into account by states that are not obliged to adopt them, introduce them or ratify them  .
Labor Codes of Different Countries
- Germany - Labor Code of the GDR
- Kazakhstan - The Labor Code of Kazakhstan
- Cameroon - The Labor Code of Cameroon
- Canada - Canada Labor Code
- Quebec - The Labor Code of Quebec
- Lithuania - Lithuanian Labor Code
- Lithuanian SSR - Labor Code of the Lithuanian SSR
- Poland - The Labor Code of Poland
- Russia - Labor Code of the Russian Federation
- RSFSR - Code of Labor Laws of the RSFSR
- Ukraine - Labor Code of Ukraine
- France - Labor Code of France
- Czech Republic - Czech Labor Code
- Factory Legislation
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