Recent news

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

Chile: President to receive draft constitution

The President is about to sign the new State constitution ahead of it being put to a referendum on 4th September 2022 …

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Chile: Law extends the duration of paid leave for employees in case of death of close relatives

Special leave extended to cover the death of further categories of close relative …

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Chile: Reduction of the standard working week

Extensive consultations are currently taking place on a reduction of the standard working week from 45 hours to 40 hours …

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Chile: New regulation restructures visa categories

The Ministry of Interior has just published a final regulation implementing the new visa system …

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Chile: Tax agency clarifies tax treatment of employee travel expenses

The Chilean Internal Revenue Service has clarified that reclaimable expenses only exist where employees must travel to places other than the locality of the employing company [Letter No …

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Chile: Government reaches agreement with worker group to raise minimum wage

An inflation-linked minimum wage framework has been proposed for the coming year …

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Chile: Protection for digital platforms employees

Employees performing services under digital platforms will soon be subject to special protection through new regulations …

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Chile: Bill to reform data protection law passes Senate, to be considered by Chamber of Deputies

A Bill on the processing and protection of personal data has been approved by the Senate and passed to the Chamber of Deputies for a final decision …

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Chile: National workplace equity plan

In order to increase female participation and achieve greater female equality, the government has established a National Workplace Equity Plan …

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Chile: Lower house approves same-sex marriage, bill sent back to Senate

The lower house of Parliament has approved a Bill that will permit same sex couples to marry …

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Chile: Borders reopened for travel (COVID-19)

Borders have been reopened for non-resident nationals who comply with special health regulations …

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Chile: New law validates the digital format of three documents used in formalizing the end of an employment contract

An employment relationship may now be terminated using one of three digital documents rather than their paper form …

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Chile: Commitment to eradicate forced labour

A new law has been introduced (Law No …

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Chile: Constitution rewrite underway

Work has begun on the redrafting of the state constitution by an elected group – evenly divided between men and women …

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Chile: Return to work provisions after the health crisis

Law No …

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