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 the most relevant to employers are the following:

  • Compulsory registration of the individuals and legal entities;
  • Maintenance of the labor relationship while the employee is on military service;
  • Requirement for employees to obtain a certificate of registration in order to be employed;
  • A new requisite
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