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...
Costa Rica: For and Against Labor Flexibility
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Unions reject a proposal by industrialists to work 4 days and rest 3 days, whle the government describes it as a "sensitive" issue.
The Minister of Labour, Victor Morales, told Crhoy.com...
Flexible Working Hours Requested in Costa Rica
Friday, July 18, 2014
Industrialists are asking for inclusion in the Labour Code a 12 hour work day, and in cases in where the law permits, annualized hours.
From a statement issued by the Chamber of Industries...
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...
Panama: Economic Growth Vs. Employment
Monday, October 7, 2013
While the unemployment rate remains the lowest in Latin America, an even greater level of preparedness of the workforce is needed to achieve dynamic and sustainable growth.
According to an article in Capital.com.pa the rate of...
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The business sector in Costa Rica has withdrawn its support for the draft reform of the Labor Code, stating that it does not promote social peace in the country.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...
Costa Rica: Employers Criticize Labor Law
Friday, August 9, 2013
Eleven business chambers are insisting that the reforms to the Labor Code incite illegal strikes.
Nacion.com reports: "The amendments were approved...
Nicaragua: Substantial Improvement in Labor Lawsuits
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
With the implementation of a new Labor Code, a process which previously took four years to complete can now be done in just over an hour.
According to the judge Mayra Woo, head of Fifth District...
Extreme Labor Mobility in Panama
Friday, June 28, 2013
In an economy with a high amount of available jobs, the 57,000 resignations registered from January to May reveal a high level of job instability, which hurts both employers and employees.
Between January and May this year there were about...
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...