Honduran Businessmen Call for Labor Reform

Through reform to the labor law, entrepreneurs would be able to create about 250 thousand jobs in a month.

Friday, May 22, 2009

This is what the president of the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (COHEP), Amilcar Bulnes, said if the reform would allow them to hire people part-time.

Bulnes told Tiempo.hn: "We believe this is a good alternative in order to formalize employment. We need to create or reform labor law so that part-time workers have the same rights as an employee hired full-time."

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Guatemala: Law for Partial Employment Being Prepared

May 2017

The Ministry of Labor is preparing a bill to regulate how companies can carry out part-time hiring, starting in February 2018.

The draft law being prepared by the government will allow the establishment of conditions for part time jobs starting in February next year, when the 175th Labor Organization Convention, approved in January of this year, comes into force.

Guatemala Approves Part-Time Employment

January 2017

The ILO Convention approved through Congress establishes a legal framework for hiring part-time employees, based on the principles of proportionality.

The Congress of Guatemala approved Convention 175 of the International Labour Organization (ILO), which sets standards for part-time employment and is based on the principles of proportionality and non-discrimination. 

Flexible Working Hours in Guatemala

July 2012

An agreement has made between government, unions and employers, to present a bill to allow and regulate part-time work.

Elsa Avalos, deputy minister of labor, said the proposal is in "stage of consensus" and then will be passed to Congress.

The initiative aims to make recruitment more flexible and allows temporary workers to benefit from "all aspects of the law."

Health Insurance Proposed for Part-Time Employees

February 2012

The Guatemalan Ministry of Labour is working on a bill draft and Labor Code reforms, in order to ensure social security and benefits are given to part-time employees.

The minister, Carlos Contreras, said his organization is working on a bill called the Employment Inclusion Act. It aims to ensure that part-time staff are recruited, but with the guarantee of Social Security payments and the support of the law.

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