Recent news

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

Colombia: Proposed labour reforms meeting strong business opposition

The State President, Gustavo Petro, has been trying to gain agreement to a package of reforms since last Summer …

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Colombia: Minimum wage for 2023

The monthly minimum wage for 2023 has just been increased by 16% from COP 1,000,000 (US$209) to COP 1,160,000 (US$232) …

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Colombia: Exclusion of non-salary elements from payment of social security

It is a curious characteristic of social security law that certain payments may be classified as “extralegal” and not count as income for the calculation of social security contributions …

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Colombia: A three-year fixed-term contract did not automatically extend for a further two years – High Court in Bogota

The High Court in Bogota has found that a three-year fixed-term contract did not automatically extend for a further two years …

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Colombia: Digital nomad visa to be introduced in October 2022

A new Nomad visa will be introduced later this year …

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Colombia: Teleworking decree

Although the health emergency has formally ended, a teleworking decree has now been launched …

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Colombia: End of the COVID-19 state of emergency from 30 June 2022

The end of the COVID-19 state of emergency has impacted the validity of some labour regulations that were issued in the midst of the pandemic …

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Colombia: New decree issued regulating the conditions for employees working remotely

A new decree [Decree 555] has been issued to regulate the working conditions for employees operating remotely …

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Colombia: New labor stability for parents

Law 2141 prohibits the termination of the employment contract in respect to any employee whose spouse or partner is pregnant, or within 18 weeks after childbirth and is not formally employed …

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Colombia: Government enacts the Law of Labor Disconnection

Under Law 2191, workers now have the right to disconnect after the formal working day …

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Colombia: 2022 Minimum wage makes historic 10% rise

The minimum wage has been increased this year by 10 …

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Colombia: Government extends formal employment support program until December 2021

The Colombian government has extended its Formal Employment Support Program until the end of December 2021 (Law No …

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Colombia: Multilateral Ibero-American Agreement on Social Security

This is the latest country to join the Multilateral Ibero-American Agreement on Social Security (CMISS) …

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Colombia: Family leave changes

Improvements to family leave mean that mothers may now transfer the last 6 weeks of their 18 weeks maternity leave to the father …

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Colombia: New measures to promote youth employment

To encourage and promote youth employment, the government will now provide a subsidy equivalent to up to 25% of the minimum wage ($ 227,131) to employers …

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