Recent news

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

Peru: Dismissal during pregnancy

If the dismissal of an established or probationary female employee occurs at any time during their gestation period, or within 90 days after birth, it will be automatically presumed that the dismissal is due to pregnancy or birth or breastfeeding and/or their consequences …

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Peru: Tax breaks to promote hiring of young workers

Under a proposal before the national Parliament, employers would receive a substantial tax deduction if they hire one or more workers aged 18-29 for at least one month on a monthly salary of up to PEN1,700 (USD455) …

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Peru: New rules for bereavement leave

Employees are now entitled, on request, to five calendar days of paid leave on the death of a spouse, a parent, child or sibling …

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Peru: Statistical mirage

According to the independent monitoring group CEIC, average gross monthly earnings in the Lima Metropolitan area fell progressively from US$537 …

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Peru: Peruvian Congress approves new national holiday for 2024

Friday, 7th June 2024 has been declared a new national holiday in commemoration of the Battle of Arica and Peruvian Flag Day …

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Peru: Employment obligations of companies with more than 100 employees

Employers must have an Industrial Relations Service Department (currently known as Human Resources department), which must be permanently in charge of industrial relations geared to solving employment issues [Legislative Decree No …

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Peru: Average monthly income over the year to March 2023

The average monthly income in March was 1,566 …

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Peru: Obligation to provide in-company lactation rooms

A company with 20 or more female employees of childbearing age (between 15 – 49 years of age) must now provide lactation facilities for the first 24 months from childbirth …

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Peru: Pay rises well below price inflation (May 2023)

According to Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion (MTPE), payroll records in May 2023 average pay levels increased over the year by 4 …

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Peru: Ministry approves a directive which allows virtual negotiations to address collective labour disputes

The Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion (MTPE) will only allow such negotiations to be held in exceptional circumstances, such as force majeure or where the need to maintain services prevents face-to-face contacts …

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Peru: Profile of working mothers

Data from the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion (MTPE) indicates that mothers work mainly as independent workers and in the service sector …

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Peru: Thousands of companies now have Occupational Health and Safety Committees

The Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion (MTPE) has just announced that, in Metropolitan Lima alone, there are now over 12,000 committees within companies …

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Peru: Ministry cranking up vocational recognition system

More than 2 million workers will benefit from certification of labour competencies by 2025 …

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Peru: Companies with more than 100 workers required to have Internal Work Regulations

It should be noted that the regulations must be first drawn up by employers and submitted to the Ministry of Labour and Promotion of Employment (MTPE) for approval …

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Peru: Fall in the proportion of teleworkers (December 2022)

Over the year to December 2022, average remuneration in the formal private sector increased by 4 …

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