Guatemala: Labor Compliance Certification
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
A new tool allows private companies to independently assess the level of compliance with the Guatemalan Labor Law.
The purpose of this certification is for companies...
Honduras: Hourly Employment Act extended for Two Years
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The law on flexible labor passed in 2010 was valid for three years and now its extension has provoked opposition from worker unions seeking its repeal.
Representatives from several labor unions asked the...
Unions Demand Arbitration Against Guatemala
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Demands have been made for the U.S. Department of Labor to form an arbitration panel against the country over the lack of progress in labor matters.
From a press release by the American Federation of Labor...
Honduras: Law on Employment Paid Per Hour
Friday, September 6, 2013
Employers have requested that the temporary law whose validity will expire in two months be made permanent.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has also...
Businesmen Oppose Labor Code Reform
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The business sector in Costa Rica has withdrawn its support for the draft reform of the Labor Code, stating that it does not promote social peace in the country.
The employers, represented by the Costa Rican Union of...
Amicable Settlement of Labor Issues Under Conflict
Friday, June 22, 2012
Guatemala and the U.S. have proposed to reach an amicable settlement and not to activate the NAFTA arbitration panel, over labor demands.
The agreement would save the country paying a $15...
Guatemala Faces Arbitration Over Labor Standards
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The authorities see it as "inevitable" that the U.S. will take the country to such a process due to pressure from trade unions, fearing an impact on exports to the U.S. market.
"It's almost inevitable that the case will go to an...
Labor Organizations Request that US Start Arbitration
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Syndicated organizations from the U.S. and Guatemala have asked the U.S. government to initiate arbitration proceedings against the Government of Guatemala, over labor matters.
The American Federation of Labor - Congress of...
U.S. Presses Guatemala Over Labor Rights
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Office of U.S. Trade Representatives (USTR) has given Guatemala 6 months to meet two commitments on labor issues.
Failure to comply with these provisions, included in the...
Hourly Employment Law Approved in Honduras
Friday, November 5, 2010
The law will allow the hiring of part-time staff by hours and will have an initial term of 36 months.
The measure aims to address the lack of employment in...