Throughout the month of July, two main modifications regarding labour law and workplace related issues have taken place, chief among them: i) criteria for authorising the termination of employment contracts and ii) instruments for the evaluation of psychosocial risk factors
In the course of the year 2019, Colombia has developed a series of modifications regarding labour law and workplace related issues. The main observations and changes that have taken place include: i) workplace harassment law measures enforcement for interns; ii) electronic means for labour contract signatures; iii) new reach for workplace harassment regulations as a result of ILO Convention; iv) Congress prohibits the use of asbestos in Colombia; and v) presumption of trial period for domestic workers
Date: Wednesday 12 June 5 p.m. Central European Time (11 a.m. New York time)
Identifying key wage and hour risks confronting international retailers and strategies for compliance
- The webinar will feature a panel discussion among attorneys from United Kingdom, Canada, the United States and France with deep experience representing employers confronted with class action wage and hour cases and the myriad of issues arising from the unique scheduling demands of the retail industry as they collide with the growing push to ensure through local laws that employees receive sufficient time off and compensation.
- Jonathan Dye (Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti in Canada)
- Eric R. Magnus (Jackson Lewis in USA)
- Olivier Kress (Flichy Grangé in France)
- James Major (Clyde & Co in United Kingdom)
- Moderator: Rich Landau (Jackson Lewis in USA)
Date and time:
June 12, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (CEST)
Even in the era of far-reaching international trade agreements and regional economic and political partnerships, the majority of laws and regulations governing the workplace are still determined by the individual countries where employees work.
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Social Security Employers and employees must make compulsory contributions to the Colombian Social Security System, which protects employees from certain social risks. The Colombian system is compound by the subsystems of healthcare, pension, labor risks and family allowance. Employer’s contributions for the social security system average thirty percent (30%) of the employee’s contributory base income. […]
Brief Description of Employees’ and Employers’ Associations The possibility for employers and employees to associate through trade unions and employers’ associations is guaranteed as a constitutional right. Employers’ organizations are not very common, nor are they generally used for collective bargaining, but rather for economical and coordination purposes within an industry. Collective bargaining is reserved […]
Employees’ Rights in Case of a Transfer of Undertaking In case of a transfer of undertaking, the employment contract is not terminated, suspended or modified as long as there are no substantial changes in the activities of the new employer. Therefore, the employees have the right for their contract to remain with the same conditions, […]
Definition and Types of Restrictive Covenants Provisions on restrictive covenants in Colombian labor law are scarce. The legislation only provides rules for non-compete clauses. Scholars have tried to bring to employment contracts some restrictive covenants normally used for commercial/civil contracts, under the assumption that these clauses may be applicable to employment relationships, as its nature […]
Grounds for Termination In Colombia, employment contracts may be terminated by any of the parties at any moment with immediate effects (as a period of notice is only needed for fixed-term contracts when ended by the expiration date) and without it being necessary to mention the reasons that led to the termination, unless a fair […]