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Ministry of Labor’s Resolution on Use of Internships
Important Action by Regulatory Agency
Author: Javier Suarez, Partner – BDS, Member of Littler Global
On August 24, 2023, the Ministry of Labor issued Resolution 08-2023, known as a “Resolution to Encourage Professional Practices.” This resolution instructs several government agencies and bodies to work towards improving student access to internship and professional practices that enhance their skills and learning opportunities. The resolution also admonished employers that such internships and practices cannot be used to fill positions that would otherwise be occupied by employees, and that such actions would lead to enforcement that will consider the relationship to be one of an indefinite-term employment agreement.