Recent news

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

Chile: Government passes law allowing teens over 14 to change their legal sex

The state President has signed into law the right of any citizen aged 14 years or over to change their name and assumed gender on official records, although those under 18 must first obtain permission from parents or a guardian …

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Chile: President signed a teleworking bill

A new teleworking Bill has just been presented to the national parliament …

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Chile: Sharing employees

It is common practice for companies in the same group to reduce tax liability by sharing employees and concentrating staff costs in businesses where the operating margins would otherwise be the highest in the group …

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Chile: New law on the employment of disabled workers

A new law on the employment of disabled workers enters into force on April 1st 2018 …

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Chile: New ‘Labour Inclusion Law’

The new ‘Labour Inclusion Law’ was officially due to come into effect at the end of December 2017 …

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Chile: Nonunionized workers can sign collective agreements

The Santiago Court of Appeals has overruled the labour inspectorate by declaring that any group of workers may sign a collective agreement with their employer …

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Chile: Union bonanza

A major reform of union rights has just taken place in Chile through which the government seeks what they call a “modernization of labour relations” …

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Chile: Reaction to pay freeze

The Chilean mining industry faces significant disruption over coming weeks because of a strike by workers at Escondida Copper – the world’s largest copper mine operated by BHP Billiton Ltd …

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Chile: Pension returns

There is growing public disquiet in Chile about the current state pension system that produces a very poor return on mandatory contributions …

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Chile: Increase in spending power for manufacturing employees

Over the year to March 2016 average basic manufacturing sector earnings in Chile rose by 6 …

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Chile: Elements of labour reforms declared unconstitutional

Key aspects of a recent labour reform have been declared unconstitutional by Chile’s Constitutional Tribunal …

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Chile: New union rights may not survive a constitutional challenge

A highly contentious Bill giving trade unions important new rights and powers has finally been passed by both houses of Chile’s parliament …

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Chile: Social security contributions to be required of independent contractors

The use of independent contractors in Chile will become significantly more expensive from 2018 when such workers will, for the first time, be legally required to pay contributions to a pension fund as well as workers’ compensation and health insurances …

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Chile: Cost of labour

According to Chile’s National Institute of Statistics (INE), the nominal rate of the cost of labour (ICMO) decreased by 0 …

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Chile: Reform to modernise industrial relations approved

Chile’s Chamber of Deputies has finally approved a labour reform which aims to modernise the system of industrial relations …

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