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Employment and work of aliens act

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
The law affects directly the Companies act. It is used in compunction with the permanent residence act. It regulates a variety of arrangements for employment of migrants. It also defines the legal obligations of employers (housing, data gathering, labour demand...)
Target group
Policy Field
  • education
  • employment
  • equal opportunities
  • family
  • general fiscal
  • pension
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
2000, amende 2007 and 2011
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: structural
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: migrant workers and family members
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The act intends to prevent exploitation of migrant workers and illegal employment.
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
regulation the employment for migrants
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • encompassing security
  • flexicurity
  • liberalisation
Type of innovation
  • new form of policy implementation/delivery
  • new/changed output and/or outcome
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • job guidance, coaching and/or counselling
  • regulations of the labour market (especially for employers)
  • subsidies/tax-credits
  • training schemes
Intended target group
migrant workers and private employers
Working age population
  • care responsibilities (care for children [0-16/16+], for elderly or other family members)
  • educational level (low/medium/high)
  • employment situation
  • family situation (married/separated/single)
  • income level (low/medium/high) (all levels)
  • main source of income: paid work
  • main source of income: social protection
Employers-private institutional actors
all employers
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • agency or national social insurance body
  • beneficiaries/users (family members)
  • central state
  • employees (organised or individual)
  • employers (organised or individual)
  • municipal government
Intended output
  • job guidance, coaching and counselling
  • regulation of the labour market
  • subsidies/tax-credits
  • training schemes
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
Intended and unintended outcomes
all migrant workers, all private employers
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
The intention was to improve employment of migrants and quickening of supply of wanted workforce from abroad. No impact on the numbers of unemployed.
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