The Ministry of Labour, Pension System, Family and Social Policy carries out administrative and other tasks related to the: labour law, labour market, employment and active labour market policy, unemployment records and employment assistance, work retraining and employability enhancement programmes. The Ministry carries out tasks related pension insurance system and social security policy, social dialogue and social partnership and relations with employers, trade unions and their associations in the field of employment and labour law. Ministry also performs tasks regarding the employment status of Croatian nationals employed abroad and activities related to their return and employment in the country. Also the employment status and labour rights of foreign nationals working in the Republic of Croatia, improvement of the occupational safety at work system, as well as international cooperation in the field of labour law, employment and social security. 

The Ministry also participates in the preparation and implementation of programmes and projects funded by the EU, as well in other forms of the international financial assistance.

The Ministry is also a competent body for enabling the cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and coordination of all state bodies concerning ILO international labour standards.

The Ministry cooperates with the ministry responsible for state property management, in the affairs of governing stocks and business shares of companies owned by the Republic of Croatia, including companies that are predominantly dealing with activities in the area of the competence of the Ministry.

The Ministry performs tasks related to the participation of the Republic of Croatia in the work of European Union bodies in the areas within the competence of the Ministry.

The Ministry carries out other activities under its competence in line with the specific legislation.