Littler Global Guide - Honduras - Q4 2022

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End of the Mandatory Use of the Mask? National Congress Has the Last Word

Proposed Bill or Initiative

Author: Angel Herrera, Partner – BDS, Member of Littler Global

Recently, it was reported that the Ministry of Health of Honduras had decided to suspend the mandatory use of masks within the national territory, with the exception of health care centers, pharmacies and maquiladora companies. However, the Minister of Health, Dr. Jose Manuel Matheu commented that the Ministry of Health lacks the power to eliminate the use of the mask since this was decreed by a law enacted in 2020. Therefore, the end of the mandatory use of face masks can only be decreed by an act of Congress.

Holidays for Public Sector

Important Action by Regulatory Agency

Author: Angel Herrera, Partner – BDS, Member of Littler Global

On December 19, the Secretary of State in the Offices of the Interior, Justice and Decentralization (SEGOB, for its acronym in Spanish) officially declared that December 26, 2022, and January 2, 2023, are public holidays. The measure will apply to the entire public sector, as well as to all Central Government dependencies and decentralized institutions.

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