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Telework in Guatemala

Although in Guatemala there is no legal frame for “Telework”, it could be said that it is a way in which services are provided in a location other than the employer's office or headquarters. What makes this modality so attractive? What is the key to make it work? The key is in TECHNOLOGY, in the innovative and efficient use of tools that allow us to be connected without being anchored to a specific place...

QIL+4 Abogados Introduces New Workplaces Manual: COVID-19

This new Workplaces Manual covers all General Preventative Measures set for the by the following: Governmental Agreement 79-2020 Ministerial Agreement 146-2020 Presidential provisions in force Provisions of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance Guide to the identification of occupational hazards by Covid-19 and preventive measures in the workplace - IGSS Regulation of Occupational Health and Safety The Manual covers the specifics of all factors involved in halting the spread of COVID-19...

Ministerial Agreement 146-2020: National Strategy for Control of Epidemic of SARS COV-2 and Conditioned of Confinement

The Ministry of Public Health has published changes in the strategy to be followed for the eventual de-escalation of the confinement measures to be followed, repealing agreement 144-2020. Among the measures it establishes, the Ministry looks for the rapid, extensive and regional availability of tests, in conjunction with the IGSS and private hospitals, must increase the capacity to carry out tests and coordinate with the IGSS and with private hospitals to strengthen the epidemiological investigation capacity...

Labor Update New Procedure for Authorization and Registration of Furloughs

On May 23, 2020, the notice related to the Employment Protection Fund was jointly published by the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare and the Ministry of Economy, through which a new electronic procedure was implemented for the registration, control and authorization of total suspensions (individual or collective) of employment contracts. This new procedure is linked to the National Registry of Persons -RENAP- and the Superintendency of Tax Administration -SAT- in order to verify the beneficiaries’ information...
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