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Littler Global Guide - Central America - Q1 2019

USA - April 15 2019 On March 18, 2019, the Legislative Chamber amended the Law for the Promotion of the Social Equality of Women. This reform adds three new articles to…

Lucía Solórzano, Marco Esteban Arias.

Littler Global Guide - Central America - Q3 2018

Central & South America - October 11 2018 As of September 10, 2018, several of the largest unions in Costa Rica have been in an indefinite strike, with no end in sight. The strike has impacted…

Francisco Cerda Alemán, Marco Esteban Arias.

Littler Global Guide - Central America - Q2 2018

Central & South America, Costa Rica, Panama - July 20 2018 In June 2018, the Legislative Chamber introduced a bill to establish Paternity Leave. Under this proposal, male employees would be entitled to a paid…

Ana Carolina Ríos, Jaime Solis Canjura, Marco Esteban Arias.

Littler Global Guide - Central America - Q1 2018

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama - April 23 2018 On April 19, 2018, the “grace period” granted to non-resident migrants who stay in the country beyond what their visas or entry documents allow, will…

Francisco Cerda Alemán, Jaime Solis Canjura.

Panama: New Law Prohibiting Harassment, Racism and Sexism in the Workplace Mandates Full Compliance by May 16, 2018

Panama - April 5 2018 On February 14, 2018, Law 7, which prohibits sexual harassment, mobbing (bullying), racism and discriminatory practices in all environments, including…