Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Chile as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Chile: Return to work provisions after the health crisis

Law No …

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Chile: Permanent residence applications

Until 13th October 2021, the administrative office “Chile Atiende” will not accept permanent residence applications for nationals from Brazil, China, Peru, Cuba, Haiti and Pakistan …

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Chile: Central bank head says recovery to take hold by year’s end

The nominal remuneration index stood at 123 …

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Chile: 17.5% of workers carried out remote work or telework in January 2021

According to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), in January 2021, 17 …

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Chile: Employee participation in the workplace

A Presidential candidate and leading parliamentary member Gabriel Boric has opened up a debate concerning employee participation in the workplace …

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Chile: Codelco to allow teleworking in post-coronavirus ‘cultural change’

The world’s largest copper production company, Codelco, has decided to permanently incorporate teleworking into its shift schedules …

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Chile: Bonus payment

The Chamber of Deputies has approved a Bill that would require employers to distribute as bonuses 30% of net profits to employees each year …

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Chile: Gender discrimination

The Plenary session of the Constitutional Court has declared as discriminatory as to outcome provisions in labour regulations that allow employers to determine what jobs women are not suited to perform …

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Chile: Extensions of ID cards and Venezuelan passports

The validity of Chilean ID Cards for foreign nationals with a lawful immigration status that have expiry dates in 2019, 2020 and 2021, has been extended until 28th February 2022 …

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Chile: Several in-country processes streamlined

Local police clearance certificates or visa registration certificates are no longer an obligation for foreign nationals when they apply for permanent residence, to commence a work contract, for temporary residence visa renewal, or a change of employer in Chile …

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Chile: Union of supervisors at BHP´s Escondida mine agree on labor deal

BHP Group has reached an agreement with the union of supervisors at its Escondida facility – the largest copper mine in the World …

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Chile: Study on violence against LGBTIQ+ community

The government has launched its first major study into the level of violence and other crimes experienced by those in the LGBTIQ+ community …

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Chile: Wage subsidy plan

After promising for many months the introduction of a new wage subsidy plan (EWSS), the Finance Minister has announced that it will finally be launched by the end of this month …

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Chile: Flexitime

Order Number 2086 of 6th July 2020 has led to much confusion amongst employers concerning what scope it leaves for flexitime …

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Chile: Protected Parenting Law

The new Protected Parenting Law has just been enacted …

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