Littler Global Guide - El Salvador - Q2 2020

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El Salvador Passes Its First Working from Home Legislation

New Legislation Enacted

Author: Jaime Solís, Partner - BDS, Member of Littler Global

On June 16, 2020, El Salvador finally published its new Law to Regulate Remote Working, Law No. 600, which establishes new and important obligations for both parties. Concerning telework, the law allows employers to designate the positions that qualify to work from home (WFH). Any telework or WFH arrangement must be stated in the employment agreement or in an addendum executed thereafter. Both parties must agree to end remote working. Additionally, the employer is required to reimburse the employee for a portion of the costs for power and Internet service.

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