Deductions in Labor Matters in Nicaragua
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Deductions in Labor Matters in Nicaragua

As salary constitutes the compensation paid by the employer in exchange for services rendered and, in many cases, the sole source of income for salaried workers, labor legislation has regulated the issue of deductions, establishing the general rule in art. 88 of the Labor Code that legal deductions shall be made from the salary. These…

Simplified National Employer Registry System´s creation in Honduras
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Simplified National Employer Registry System´s creation in Honduras

The Simplified National Employer Registry System (RNSP) has recently been established under the auspices of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, through the General Directorate of Labor Inspection. As a result, it is mandatory for all natural persons, legal entities, individuals, and public or private entities exercising activities in Honduras, either for their benefit…

New regulations for the constitution, organization, and operation of bipartite OHS committees in Guatemala
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New regulations for the constitution, organization, and operation of bipartite OHS committees in Guatemala

Last Friday, November 24, 2023, Ministerial Agreement No. 486-2023 was published in the Official Gazette, which has introduced reforms to the Regulation for the Constitution, Organization, and Operation of the Bipartite OHS Committees, revoking the previous Manual of 2017. In our opinion, the substantial changes are highlighted below:  Organization and functioning of the committees: The…

Digital nomads, a look from labor law in Central America
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Digital nomads, a look from labor law in Central America

The term digital nomad is not a concept derived from the pandemic, as it had already been coined in 1997 by the authors of the book of the same name, Tsugio Makimoto and David Manners. However, it did become popular with the pandemic. Digital nomads are people who choose to work outside their home countries…

Occupational accidents and the nexus of causality in Nicaragua
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Occupational accidents and the nexus of causality in Nicaragua

Article 63 of the Social Security Law of 1982, in accordance with the provisions of article 83 of the Labor Code of 1945, established the definition of occupational accident as death or any organic injury or functional disturbance, permanent or transitory, immediate, or subsequent, produced by the sudden action of an external cause arising out…

Extraordinary working hours, remuneration and limitations in El Salvador
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Extraordinary working hours, remuneration and limitations in El Salvador

It is important to begin by emphasizing that the limitation of the ordinary workday is a right that cannot be waived and that, in the case of El Salvador, there is even the peculiarity that these limits are expressly determined by the imperative Constitutional Norm, which makes them even more difficult to modify than if…

The right to employment for individuals with disabilities in El Salvador
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The right to employment for individuals with disabilities in El Salvador

By: Carlos Rodriguez El Salvador ratified Convention 111 of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 1995, which in its Art 5, establishes that special measures for the protection of vulnerable people, including people with disabilities, are not discriminatory; therefore, it has enacted a diverse legislation that tends to apply these favorable measures for people with…

Self-Employed workers law in Costa Rica
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Self-Employed workers law in Costa Rica

In the absence of publication in the Official Gazette La Gaceta, the “Law of the Self-Employed Worker” is already a reality. The new regulation is composed of only two articles and two transitory articles; however, its content brings substantial changes in favor of thousands of independent workers. The first article of the law defines an…

Joint and several liability in labor matters in Honduras
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Joint and several liability in labor matters in Honduras

By: Susan Perdomo From the labor field, the needs of commerce have generated the creation of schemes for the rendering of services other than the one known as “employer – employee” relationship. These needs of the market have allowed the emergence of other figures such as intermediaries, contractors, and/or outsourcing, including the so-called employment agencies….

Geolocation, working hours and other labor rights in Nicaragua
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Geolocation, working hours and other labor rights in Nicaragua

By: Bertha Xiomara Ortega The era of technology is here to stay and to permeate all areas of life, including labor relations. The management power of the employer in this era, and in many cases, is exercised through new technological tools that allow remote surveillance and provide an amount of information and/or data that are…

Governmental agreement 9-2023: regulations for registration in Guatemala’s social security system
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Governmental agreement 9-2023: regulations for registration in Guatemala’s social security system

The Agreement in question, published on January 16, 2023, repeals Agreement 1123 of the Board of Directors of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute, which regulated the registration of employers. As a consequence of this repeal, as of January 16, 2023, the exemption enjoyed by salaries paid to legal representatives registered in the IGSS and who…

The application of equity in the resolution of labor disputes in Guatemala
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The application of equity in the resolution of labor disputes in Guatemala

By: Lionel Aguilar Our Labor Law, materialized in the Labor Code that entered into force in Guatemala as of May 1st, 1947, introduces, in its sections, different principles that every Judge must observe when resolving controversies that arise between employers and their workers. Such principles, especially the “principle of reality and objectivity”, in our opinion,…