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Minimum salary increase in Venezuela

On November 17, 2014, the President of the Republic issued Decree Nº 1.431 (the Decree), through which he increased the minimum salary for public and private sector workers by 15%. Such became effective on December 1, 2014. Minimum salary The Decree fixed the following scales for workers’ minimum salaries, with effect on December 1, 2014, … Continue reading

Youth Employment Law

This post was contributed by Valentina Albarrán, Associate, Norton Rose Caracas. Youth Employment Law On October 8th, 2014 a Youth Employment Law (the “Law”) was approved by the Venezuelan President under the Enabling Law granted to the Executive Power by the Venezuelan Parliament. The Law has yet to be published in the Official Gazette of … Continue reading

Flexible working – achieving a work life balance under Venezuelan labour legislation

This post was contributed by Yanet C. Aguiar, Partner, Norton Rose Caracas and Valentina Albarrán, Associate, Norton Rose Caracas. In the modern age, work has become an increasingly important part of a person’s life. From the standpoint of western civilization, work is not only viewed as an activity people do in order to subsist, but … Continue reading

Mandatory Military Registration

This post was written by María Gabriela Vicent, Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright (Caracas) A new Law for Registration and Enlisting for the Integral Defense of the Nation (the “Law”) was enacted on June 25, 2014, forcing individuals and companies to register in the Integral Defense Registry (Military registry). Among the obligations set by the Law … Continue reading

Possible extension of the Bar against Dismissals

This post was contributed by Valentina Albarrán, Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright Caracas On Christmas time Venezuelans have become accustomed to certain holiday traditions, receiving presents, spending more money that they have, and for the last years Venezuelans have also grown accustomed to the fact that December is the month for the extension of the Special … Continue reading

Interns in Venezuela: Are they duly protected against discrimination?

In Venezuela, labor and employment anti-discrimination rules do not extend to interns and volunteers unless their contracts explicitly acknowledge equal treatment. The Organic Labor Law (the “LOTTT”) provides protection for any individual under an employment relationship. Therefore the issue here is to determine who is an employee and who is not. The LOTTT states that … Continue reading

Childcare obligations – what are an employer’s obligations?

Employers with more than 20 workers are required to provide a day-care center, where such workers whose salary is less than five minimum salaries can leave their children aged between three months and six years during the work day. To comply with this requirement, employers may choose between several options provided in the corresponding legislation. … Continue reading

Minimum salary increase in Venezuela

On October 18, the President of the Republic published Decree Nº 503 (the Decree), establishing an increase of 10% in the minimum salary for public and private sector workers from November 1, 2013, using the 2013 National Consumer Price Index (INPC) as a reference. Below you will find our comments on the most relevant aspects … Continue reading
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