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Law 247-2007 Rules on social security, labour and competitiveness

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
This Law also ruled jobs contracts. a) Repealed Staff-Leasing jobs, a specific form of Temporary Agencies contracts (also called Dispensed work, introduced by LD 276/2003) based on a long-term arrangement; b) Part-Time jobs must be authorized by collective agreements, even any individual modification (flexible clauses) of the contract; c) established that Fixed-Term jobs must last in 36 months and that another 36 months period is admitted solely under the agreement of social actors and local authorities; d) abolished Work on internittent basis, also called Discontinuous work; e) ruled covenants among public and private actors for Work-Entry jobs addressed at disable people; f) enhanced different funds (of a total of 150 million euros) for helping young under 25 of age (or under 29 if have a degree) in entrepreneurship and innovation activities, women and self-employed /
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • employment
  • general fiscal
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
Only measure f) is funded for the sole 2008
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Temporary
  • Budgets: Measure f) 150 million ?
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
This act aimed at reducing the negative effect of liberalization over temporary workers. Liberalization has been constrained /
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • others (Regulating liberalization)
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • regulations of the labour market (This act aimed at reducing the negative effect of liberalization over temporary workers. Liberalization has been constrained)
Intended target group
Measure a), b), c) and d) are targeted to all non standard workers; measure e) is targeted to new entrants of the labour market; measure e) is targeted at young under the age of 25 (or 29 if have a degree), women and self-employed /
Working age population
  • income level (low/medium/high) (The whole working age population within a non standard occupational situation is involved. Low income levels should be affected)
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state
Clarification of the role of various actors
Local actors, local authorities and private actors are involved in implementing measures b), c) and e) /
Intended output
  • others (A more homogeneous structure of standard and non standard occupation. Measure e) enhanced new entrants layouts. Reduce precarization)
  • regulation of the labour market (A more restrictive frame for non standard jobs)
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