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picture News October, 17 2021
Changes in the Labor Law & Health Insurance as a Motivation Tool Changes in the Labor Law & Health Insurance as a Motivation Tool

The first Lucrative Lunch – a new series of Business Seminars arranged in cooperation between the Swedish, Danish and Norwegian Chambers of Commerce in Estonia – took off on Tuesday 12 October.

The subjects on the agenda included Changes in the Estonian Labor Law, and Health Insurance as Part of a Company’s Motivation Scheme with presentations made by Keiu Rebane from Leinonen and Mari-Liis Jakobsoo from IIZI Kindlustusmaakler.


Keiu Rebane addressed risk assessment and new tools provided by the government: SARS-CoV-2 virus and the employers' options for risk mitigation; Home office as the place of work; and New responsibilities of user undertaking.

As for working from home, Keiu underlined that this is a set up that: Has to be agreed on by both parties; Rules should be fixed in writing; The employer is still responsible for setting up the workplace and the employer is still responsible for the compliance with the occupational health and safety requirements.


Mari-Liis Jakobsoo said that Health Insurances as a motivation tool have grown: 20.394 employees were insured as part of a motivation package as per 30 June this year, compared to 7.597 per the same date last year.

It’s a win-win set up said Mari-Liis. Benefits for the employee include increases in motivation, loyalty and productivity. And benefits for the employer include increased employee satisfaction, improved overall productivity, reduced number of sick days, a recruitment advantage, and a positive branding of the employer.


On behalf of the SCCE, I would like to thank Keiu Rebane and Mari-Liis Jakobsoo for their very interesting and professional presentations. My thanks also go to my colleagues at DECC and NECC for a good cooperation in arranging our first Lucrative Lunch, and to Radisson Blue Hotel Olümpia for a very nice set up of our event.


Kristiina Brodén – SCCE Ombudsman


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