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Proposal to Increase Sanctions for Violation of Labor Rights
Proposed Bill or Initiative
Author: Jaime Solís, Partner – BDS, Member of Littler Global
Members of the legislature have introduced proposals to reform the Labor Code to increase the penalties for violation of labor rights to ensure that employees’ right to redress is protected. Currently, the maximum penalty imposed on an employer who violates employee working conditions is approximately USD 57.14. With the proposed amendment, employers would be subject to financial penalties that approximately equal the harm caused to the employees.