Recent news

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

Chile: Strict limit on fees and allowances to Company Directors of PLCs

The Senate has approved a law temporarily banning companies in receipt of state assistance from paying shareholders any dividends …

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Chile: Support to pregnant women

The Chamber of Deputies has approved a measure that will provide wide-ranging additional support to pregnant women …

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Chile: Government seeks to introduce a moratorium on all collective bargaining activity

The government is seeking to introduce a moratorium on all collective bargaining activity …

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Chile: President Piñera enacts the law to regulate remote working

Under the newly enacted Remote Working Bill (Spanish) workers are now able to legally carry out their tasks without being physically present on company premises …

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Chile: New law toughens penalty for gender violence

The Chilean President Sebastián Piñera has signed the “Gabriela Law” …

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Chile: Labour Inspectorate rules out use of provisional personnel in strike situations

The Labour Inspectorate has ruled that under no circumstances may external “provisional service employees” be enlisted to replace striking workers – even for the provision of essential emergency services …

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Chlie: Minimum monthly wage increased for 2019

The minimum monthly wage in Chile has increased by 9% to $301,000 (US$420) …

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Chile: New employment rights for call centre workers

A new law came into force in Chile on September 1st to protect call-centre employees …

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Chile: Working hours to be reduced?

The Labour Commission of the Chamber of Deputies has recently approved a proposal for reducing normal weekly working hours from 45 to 40 …

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Chile: Insufficient legal protection for workers with disability

According to the President of the Chilean Foundation for Disability, Matías Poblete, the legal protection for workers with disability in Chile is insufficient …

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Chile: Changes toproject-based contracts

If it is not already unattractive enough for companies to operate in Chile the situation is going to get a whole lot worse very soon …

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Chile: Need female board members? Government has a list for you

The government has provided companies with a list of 136 female board member candidates to help businesses struggling to diversify their boardrooms …

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Chile: Government waives visa rules for Indians holding valid US visa

In a novel move, the existence of a US visa is being used as proxy by another American country …

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Chile: Change of Supreme Court doctrine regarding limitation periods in employment actions

Changes to the Supreme Court doctrine relating to the statute of limitations in respect to employment cases have recently been made which makes the decision whether a case can be pursued less, rather than more, clear …

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Chile: Government declines to sign UN migration pact

President Pinera has declined to sign the UN Migration Pact, as his centre-right government wants to enforce stricter immigration measures …

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