New Labor Code for Panama
Technology and economic changes have transformed labor rules in Panama that are more than 30 years old.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
The increase in inflation has raised the discussion of whether or not it is convenient to order a general salary increase.
Industrialists are asking for inclusion in the Labour Code a 12 hour work day, and in cases in where the law permits, annualized hours.
In response to the economic crisis the Government is proposing to make the work day more flexible in order to minimize layoffs.
A proposed amendment to the Labour Code of Costa Rica would allow for strikes with only 16% of total workers in companies whith no unions.
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