Littler Global Guide - Panama - Q4 2019

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Effects of Declaration of December 20, 2019, as a National Mourning Day

New Order or Decree

Author: Ana Carolina Ríos, Partner - BDS, Member of Littler Global

On December 28, 2019, President Laurentino Cortizo and his Cabinet declared December 20, 2019, as a National Mourning Day, in remembrance of the 30th Anniversary of the United States’ invasion of Panama, to capture then-president Noriega. This Declaration does not require public or private entities and companies to close and grant leave to employees. Payment is not affected and all work performed in ordinary circumstances on this day should be paid at the rate of ordinary working hours.

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