Hourly Employment Law Approved in Honduras

The law will allow the hiring of part-time staff by hours and will have an initial term of 36 months.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The measure aims to address the lack of employment in the country, which affects 46% of Hondurans, according to the National Institute of Statistics.

To be approved, the law included 2 final changes: added a Complaints Office against abuses or regulation violations and increased salary compensation (benefits) to $ 1.52 - $ 1.59 per hour.

"This is a temporary decree, which will last 36 months, it is aimed at wanting to overcome the existing crisis and lack of employment,'" said José Alfredo Saavedra, head of the Liberal Party, to LaPrensa.hn.

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Guatemala and the Part Time Employment Law

August 2017

The Morales administration expects to have ready next month the first draft of a law that regulates part-time work, which must be approved before February 2018.

In February, Convention 175 of the International Labor Organization (ILO) comes into force in Guatemala and by that date the legal framework to implement part-time employment must be ready. 

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. 

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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