Littler Global Guide - Panama - Q1 2023

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Repeal of Work Permit Regulations

New Order or Decree

Author: Yeris Nielsen, Partner – BDS, Member of Littler Global

On March 9, 2023, the Official Gazette of Panama published Executive Decree No. 4 of March 2, which regulates Articles 17 to 19 of the Labor Code of the Republic of Panama. The new decree repeals the work permit regulations.

The Ministry of Labor will subsequently issue the Procedures Manual, which will describe the steps and requirements of each of the Work Permit categories.

Supreme Court: Exemptions for SEM Visa Holders Not Unconstitutional

Precedential Decision by Judiciary or Regulatory Agency

Author: Yeris Nielsen, Partner – BDS, Member of Littler Global

The Plenary of the Supreme Court of Justice ruled that the article of the Law that allows exemption from income tax, social security quota and educational insurance for employees with a Multinational Company Headquarters visa (SEM Visa) is not unconstitutional.

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