In the past month, there have been several legislative developments related to labour and employment law matters, chief among them: i) regime for the exercise of the legal capacity for people with disabilities and ii) new guidelines issued by the Ministry of Labour for labour conciliations
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
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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