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Benefits of the Employment Protection Law and the Law that makes the Requirements for Access to Unemployment Insurance more Flexible are Extended
Carey, January 2021

On December 4 th , 2020, Supreme Decree No. 2,097 of the Ministry of Finance (hereinafter, the “ Decree ”) was published in the Official Gazette, which extends the enforcement of the benefits established in titles I and II of law No.21,227 (“ Employment Protection Act ”) and in law No...

Law 21,299: Regulates Postponement Loans of Mortgage Loans and Sets State Guaranty to Guarantee Them
Carey, January 2021

On January 4, 2021, law No. 21, 299, which allows the postponement of mortgage loans installments and sets a state guaranty to guarantee the so postponed installments was published in the Official Gazette (the “New Law”)...

New Sanitary Measures taken by Chilean Government for Travelers that Enter from Abroad
Carey, December 2020

Given the detection of the first case in Chile of the new Covid-19 variant, on December 30 th , 2020 the Exempt Resolution No...

Necessity and Urgency Decree No. 956/2020: Mandatory and Preventive Social Insulation and Social Distancing
Beccar Varela, November 2020

Public Law Department Report Necessity and Urgency Decree No. 956/2020: Mandatory and Preventive Social Insulation and Social Distancing Within the state of the sanitary emergency currently in force, the President issued the Necessity and Urgency Decree No...

COVID-19: ANM Clarifies Suspension of Material and Procedural Terms, Including the Validity of Mining Titles - Resolution ANM No. 50
Veirano Advogados, November 2020

On November 27, 2020, the Federal Official Gazette published Resolution No. 50, by means of which the National Mining Agency (“ANM”) amends Resolution No. 46/2020, which suspended the deadlines of certain procedural and material acts and the extension of mining titles. According to the new wording, the period of certain procedural and material acts as well as the tacit approval by the Agency is suspended from March 20, 2020 to December 31, 2020...

Joint Resolution No. 1/2020: Health Emergency - Maximum Prices for Certain Drugs
Beccar Varela, November 2020

The Joint Resolution No...

Changes to the Chilean Labor Code Require Employers to Adopt Measures that Facilitate the Inclusion of Disabled Employees
Carey, November 2020

Changes to the Chilean Labor Code require employers to adopt measures that facilitate the inclusion of disabled employees Law No.21,275 was added to the Labor Code and published in the Official Gazette on October 21, 2020. The new law is intended to facilitate the inclusion of disabled employees in the labor force.   Companies to which the law applies The Law is applicable to those companies that, in accordance with article 157 bis of the Labor Code, have 100 or more employees...

Occupational Health and Safety in the Maritime Sector Against COVID-19
LEGA Abogados, October 2020

As a consequence of the spread of COVID-19, certain protection and prevention measures have been developed in order to safeguard health in the different sectors that are operational. In this report we will share security measures implemented in Venezuela aimed at protecting the health of operators and personnel working in ports and at sea, as well as some recommendations established by international organizations. 1...

Telework in Guatemala
QIL+4 ABOGADOS, September 2020

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...

Law No.21,263 that Temporarily Amends the Requirements and Increases the Benefits’ Amounts of the Unemployment Insurance on the Occasion of the Pandemic caused by Covid-19, and Improves the Benefits of the Employment Protection Act
Carey, September 2020

On September 4th, 2020, law No.21,263 (hereinafter, the “Law”) was published in the Official Gazette, which temporarily amends the requirements and increases the benefits’ amounts of the unemployment insurance established in law No.19,728 (hereinafter, “Unemployment Insurance Act”) on the occasion of the pandemic caused by COVID-19, and improves the benefits regulated in law No.21,227 (hereinafter, “Employment Protection Act” or “LPE”[1])...

LAW No.21,260, which Establishes Teleworking for Pregnant Employees in Case of State of Catastrophe, Extends the Maternity Dismissal Privilege That Expires Within the Current State of Catastrophe, and Others
Carey, September 2020

Law No.21,260 (the “Law”) which modifies the Labor Code to permit the remote work or teleworking to pregnant women in case of state of catastrophe, for a public calamity, due to an epidemic or pandemic arising from a contagious illness (the “State of Catastrophe”), and also establishes other exceptional rules, has been published in the Official Gazette on September 4th, 2020...

Guidelines for the State's Response to the Potential Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on PPP Projects
Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano Abogados, August 2020

On August 25, 2020, Board Resolution No. 003-2020-EF/68.0 was published in the Official Gazette “El Peruano”, approving the “Guidelines for the State's response to the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Public Private Partnership projects” (the “Guidelines”)...

Panama: The World of Turnkey Contracts, Partial Payment Accounts and Certificates of No Objection
Morgan & Morgan, July 2020

For a long time, we have heard in different social media, for various reasons, some more positive than others, information related to Turnkey Contracts and the State indebtedness resulting from the Partial Payment Accounts (in Spanish, “Cuentas de Pago Parcial”) and Certificates of No Objection (in Spanish, “Certificados de No Objeción”)...

Emergency Parental Leave is Published
Carey, July 2020

On Monday July 27th, Law No. 21,247 which establishes special benefits for some parents and children’s guardians (the “Law”) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, was published on the Official Gazette. The main aspects regulated by the Law, are the following:   I. Preventive parental leave It consists in the granting of preventive leave for taking care of children whose parents were making use of the parental postnatal leave...

Electronic Signatures in Chile - When you Can Use Them and When you Can't?
Carey, July 2020

The pandemic revealed a great need to remotely execute acts and contracts, avoiding the need to meet to sign the documents or appear before a notary. This increased the doubts about the regulation on electronic signatures, especially in order to understand under what circumstances they can be used and when not...

Resolution No. 61/202 of Chilean Tax Authority Amends Instructions on Certificate No. 66 on Donations / Supreme Decree No. 1,043 which Contains New Tax Measures
Carey, July 2020

Resolution No. 61/202 of Chilean Tax Authority amends instructions on Certificate No. 66 on donations and expenses associated with the global outbreak of Covid-19 July 6, 2020 On June 17, the Internal Revenue Service issued the Resolution No. 61 through which it modified the Resolution No. 49, which creates the certificate that recipients must issue for the donations they receive in the context of the health crisis produced by Covid-19. According to Resolution No...

INAPI Makes Easier the Submission of Documents by Digital Means
Carey, July 2020

The National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI) recently issued Notice No. 524, which provides that it will be possible to enter simple (scanned) digital copies of powers of attorney, without requiring the original document or an electronic document with an advanced electronic signature, thus making it possible to continue the processing of applications for registration, renewals, recordals, among others, during the quarantine period produced by Covid-19...

Ministry of Energy Establishes Criteria for Requests of Unique Collective Permit Applicable to Power Generation Companies
Carey, July 2020

By means of Ordinary Resolution No. 675/2020 dated July 8th, 2020 (“Ordinary 675”), the Ministry of Energy established the criteria of the requests of Unique Collective Permits applicable to companies with power generation businesses in the context of the transit instructions issued by the sanitary authority due to the COVID-19 outbreak...

Regulation on Specific Conditions of Safety and Health Applicable for Remote Work or Telework
Carey, July 2020

On July 3rd, 2020, Supreme Decree No. 18/2020 of the Ministry of Labor and Social Securitywas published,approving the regulation of Article 152 quater M of the Labor Code, establishing specific health and safety conditions at work applicable for employees rendering services in regimes of remote work or telework (hereinafter, the “Regulation”)...

Government Submits Bill Establishing Tax Measures Linked to the Emergency Plan / New instructions on the Forgiveness of Interest on Property Tax Debts
Carey, July 2020

Government submits bill establishing tax measures linked to the Emergency Plan for Revenue Protection and Economic and Employment Reactivation July 6, 2020 With the purpose of promoting the country's economic recovery, the last June 25 a bill with the new tax measures announced a few weeks ago by the government was introduced in the Congress...

Law No. 21,242 Establishes Economic Benefits for Independent Professionals
Carey, July 2020

On June 24, Law No. 21,242 was published, establishing a transitional benefit for certain independent professionals consisting in the possibility of obtaining cash benefits for 3 months, continuously or discontinued, within the next 6 months. This benefit must be subsequently returned to the Treasury in 3 annual installments of 20%, 40% and 40% of the amount received...

CORFO Eases Conditions of Subsidy Programs and Financial Support
Carey, July 2020

On June 30th, the following Resolutions issued by the Corporation for the Promotion of Production (“CORFO”, for its Spanish acronym), were published in the Official Gazette: Resolution Nº36. By means of this Resolution certain coverage programs were temporarily modified within the State of Constitutional Exception of Catastrophe due to public calamity...

New Extraordinary Powers are Given to Organizations Dependent of the Ministry of Public Health
Carey, July 2020

On July 2nd, the Ministry of Health published Decree No. 21 of 2020, amending Decree No. 4 of 2020, which declared sanitary alert in the country...

Measures Taken by the National Customs Service Regarding Covid-19
Carey, July 2020

Regulation Considering the Covid-19 pandemic and Chile's declaration of a State of Disaster, the National Customs Service (Servicio Nacional de Aduanas, "SNA") has issued certain regulations to facilitate foreign and domestic trade operations electronically and to protect the health of all people involved in its operations. Below you will find a description of the regulations currently in force and effect: A. Circular Letter No...

The COVID-19 Pandemic Triggers the Use of Electronic Commerce in Central America
Consortium Legal - El Salvador, June 2020

Confinement and strict measures of social distancing are now part of the reality of millions of people around the world. Given the uncertainty presented by the world panorama in the economic, political, social and cultural fields, the authorities must go one step further to try to mitigate the severe consequences that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused globally...

 

 

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