The Ministry of Health and Social Protection, in a resolution dated February 20, 2019, has established that due to the private and reserved nature of medical records, health care entities (EPS) cannot order employers to provide the medical records of their employees and employers cannot request said records from their employees to process incapacity to work.
By means of Law 1955 of 2019, the National Government passed the National Development Plan (NDP) for the four-year term (2018-2022). The Plan includes a series of changes in Colombian labor policy, which are presented below.
The Decree-law no. 108/2019, of 13 August published in Diário da República introduced amendments to the Retirement Statute and created the new early retirement scheme.
It was published today in the official gazette Ordinance no. 95/2019, of March 29, introducing amendments to the “Contrato-Emprego” Program (a public program to promote the employment in Portugal, with financial support to employers). These amendments aim to speed the decision from public authorities regarding the applications to the Program and introduce legal changes in the target beneficiaries of the Program.
Royal Decree-Law 5/2019, of March 1, 2019, adopts a number of contingency measures in light of a potential no-deal regarding the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union on March 30, 2019, including labor and social security measures.
Ordinance no. 71/2019, of February 28, was published, establishing the amounts of the extraordinary supplement for pensions of disability and old age of the Social Security system.