The Estonian government approved a bill to simplify the employment of foreign labour.
The draft law adjusts the rules of working in Estonia both for a short time and on a long-term residence permit, the governmental press service said.
One of the conditions for the registration of short-term employment of a foreigner is going to be that he or she be paid the average gross monthly salary of the sector. The bill lists positions to which the requirement does not apply.
For work on a long-term residence permit, the state obligates the employer to pay a foreigner wages at least equalling the national annual average pay multiplied by a coefficient of 1.24. The bill also expands a list of foreigners who are not required to have a work permit for employment in this country. The bill raises the immigration quota from the present 0.05 percent to 0.1 percent of Estonia's permanent population.