The Congress of the Republic of Guatemala approved the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention No. 175 which regulates part-time working agreements, through the Decree 2-2017, published on February 10th, 2017.

The Decree will come into force 8 days after it has been published on the Official Gazette and it must be deposited in the ILO. Once the Convention has been ratified, there is a 12 month term for it to become effective.

In addition, an internal regulation must be issued for it to be applicable. Thus, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security considers that the regulation for part-time working agreements will be enforceable in Guatemala as of March, 2018.