On 7 August 2022, Gustavo Petro Urrego became the new President of the Republic of Colombia for the period 2022-2026, along with the Vice-President, Francia Márquez. Both are members of the political party Pacto Histórico, which is known for promoting center-left social, political and economic initiatives. The governance plan of the President evidences that employment, compensation and social security matters will be part of the focal points of his office.
The Ministry of Health and Social Protection issued Resolution 392 of 2021, by which it modified Article 2 and sections 4.1 and 5 of the technical annex of Resolution 666 of 2020, recently modified by Resolution 223 of 2021 regarding biosafety protocols.
On 6 January 2022, the Congress of the Republic enacted Law 2191, which aims to create, regulate and promote the labor disconnection of workers in order to guarantee the effective enjoyment of free time and rest times, licenses, leaves and/or vacations to reconcile personal, family and work life.
This newsletter features updates such as the following:
• Colombian Congress enacts the Remote Work Law
• Colombian Congress enacts Law 2114 of 2021 on paternity leave, shared leave, flexible part-time leave and anti-discriminatory measures
• Colombian Congress enacts Law 2141 of 2021 on paternity protection and other provisions
The Government recently enacted Law 2101 of 2021 (“Law”) which came into force on 15 July 2021 and aims to reduce the working week from 48 to 42 hours in a gradual manner (from 2023 to 2026).
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