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Monica Pizarro is a partner in Estudio Echecopar. She has extensive experience in labor law, social security, litigation, immigration and mobility. She also regularly assists clients designing complex compensation structures, including tax and labor planning, as well as counseling in modifications on employment relationships due to M&A. She has been a consultant for the International Labor Organization and the Judicial Academy and teaches several Labor Law courses at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and other universities since 2006.

While the pandemic has disrupted business operations across the globe, Latin America is emerging as a promising destination and many companies are setting their sights on the region. More and more, companies are keen to understand what they need to know when expanding in Latin America from an employment perspective and how obligations and risk vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

The Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations has opened a new call for companies to participate in the certification process called “Empresa Segura, Libre de Violencia y Discriminación contra la Mujer” (Safe Enterprise, Free of Violence and Discrimination Against Women). This certification recognizes companies with the best practices in terms of gender equality in employment and gives benefits in the recruitment processes with the state to companies with the best results. Companies have up to 30 March 2022 to register and participate in this new edition of the certification process.

Mainly during the pandemic, the use of technological resources for performing a job has significantly grown. As a result, the access to such resources in the context of internal investigations has become almost a must. This triggers relevant concerns from a data privacy and a labor perspective.

With major vaccine developments in Latin America, including kick-offs for vaccine campaigns, employers should consider whether a vaccination policy is right for their workplace, keeping in mind that such policies implicate a broad range of employment laws and regulations, and that many of these vary from country to country.

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With major vaccine developments in Latin America, including kick-offs for vaccine campaigns, employers should consider whether a vaccination policy is right for their workplace, keeping in mind that such policies implicate a broad range of employment laws and regulations, and that many of these vary from country to country.

Supreme Decree No. 014-2021-TR was published last 4 July, by which various articles of the Regulations of the Labor Inspection Law were modified, approved by Supreme Decree No. 019-2006-TR, article 7-A on the Compliance Management Module has been incorporated and paragraph 17.6 of article 17 of the same body of legislation has been repealed.

The National Superintendence of Labor Inspection – SUNAFIL has implemented the application called Self-diagnosis of Safety and Health at Work through which employers will be able to verify their workplace safety and health compliance level. Through an online questionnaire, employers will be able to identify, verify and assess the situation of their companies in terms of compliance with their occupational health and safety obligations.