NJORD in Estonia: National holidays do not reduce any work time for employees working in shifts
Last year 17% of all employees worked in shifts. Their work hours, as well as any possible over- or undertime done by the employee, are usually summed up at the end of the calculation period.
Although national holidays allow more free time for employees who work 8 hours a day and 40 hours per week, they do not reduce the normal working hours for people working in shifts. That means that, in the same period of time, actual working hours of the two types of employees might differ.
During the first half of every year, all companies are working hard to submit their annual reports. Annual reports must be submitted within six months after the fiscal year has ended. The submission deadline is usually June 30. Since the management board of a company must assemble all shareholders or stockholders at least once a year to approve the annual report, the following topics should be considered under the Estonian law.
For a long time, the legal position for combined carriage of goods by road has been more or less unclear. The Danish Transport, Building and Housing Authority has however recently issued an executive order implementing the rules of the so-called 'Combi Directive' (EU Directive 92/106). The executive order will come into force on July 1, 2018. In addition to implementing the directive, the executive order contains some 'new' rules that will clarify to what extent it is possible for foreign carriers to perform combined transport to and from Denmark.
Travelling in Nordic countries during summer time might trigger your Estonian entrepreneurial mind to start thinking about how to reach these neighbouring markets with your products and services. Great! But, before you start, make sure to do your homework and do not expect anything to happen during the period starting from Midsummer until mid-August, as summer is long and lazy for our dear neighbours.