Since January 13, 2021, employers have been required to fully comply with the new equality obligations, following the entry into force of Royal Decree 901/2020, on equality plans and their registration. Moreover, measures aimed at reducing the pay gap, as contemplated in Royal Decree 902/2020, on equal pay for women and men, will start to apply from April 14, 2021, six months after its publication in the Official State Gazette.
Royal Decree-Law 2/2021, of January 26, 2021, on reinforcing and consolidating social protection measures to defend employment has been published following the IV Social Protection Agreement to Defend Employment reached between the government, Spanish unions UGT and CC.OO. and employers’ associations CEOE and CEPYME.
Teleworking, working from home or remote working gained particular importance in 2020 due the various measures adopted by governments and employers to curb COVID-19 infections. So an understanding is needed of the new rules and situation of the legislation on this subject in the various jurisdictions. We examine below the current situation in a few Latin American countries such as Chile, Colombia or Peru.
On November 11, 2020, the Mexican President laid before parliament an initiative to reform a number of federal laws to ban labor subcontracting, so as to protect workers’ rights and prevent tax evasion.
Pension fund regulations may be an incentive or deterrent when considering establishing operations in a country. This is why it is important to understand the new rules and situation of current legislation on the subject in various jurisdictions. Below we examine the current situation in Mexico, Uruguay, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and Chile.
The social agents (Government, Trade Unions and Employers' Associations) have announced that they have reached an agreement on the regulation of labor relations exercised remotely on a regular basis, which content has been approved by the Council of Ministers on Tuesday 22nd September and published in a royal decree-law on Wednesday 23rd.
Ordinance no. 170-A/2020 of July 13th has been approved and regulates the attribution of financial support to companies during the returning phase of its employees to normal work provision and normalization of business activity.