Recent news

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

Uruguay: SSA between Russia and Uruguay signed

The first social security agreement to be concluded by Russia in Latin America is with Uruguay …

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Uruguay: New law to regulate remote-working

A new law on telework has now been approved by the Chamber of Deputies …

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Uruguay: National minimum wage increased (January 2021)

The national minimum monthly wage (SMN) has been increased by 10% from 16,300 pesos (US$370) to 17,930 pesos (US$407 …

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Uruguay: Pregnant women registered in BPS are included in sickness allowance

The Ministry of Labor and Social Security has recently announced that female employees who are pregnant (regardless of what stage of pregnancy they are in) and are also registered with the social security bank (Banco de Previsión Social/BPS) will qualify for the sickness allowance for three months during partial layoff or maternity – upon presenting the corresponding medical certification …

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Uruguay: 100% exemption of employer pension contributions

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, law No …

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Uruguay: Government decreed the payment of bonuses for the private sector (2021)

The Government has decreed that the mandatory payment of the supplementary annual salary (bonus) in the private sector – generated from 1st June 2021 to 30th November 2021 – must be paid before 20th December 2021 …

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Uruguay: Changed holiday formula in prospect

Since 2001, the national parliament has fixed all but three public holidays to precise dates, then in 2011, they also embraced a further holiday under this rule – leaving only 19th April and 12th October as days that could “float” and thus be moved to a Friday or Monday …

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Uruguay: Agreement on special measures to deal with the health crisis

The MTSS Labour Ministry has issued a resolution allowing employers and workers, or their representatives, to reach agreement on special measures to deal with the health crisis …

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Uruguay: Employing people with disabilities

The government has passed legislation requiring companies with 25+ staff to hire persons with disabilities …

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Uruguay: Job creation programme to be launched

A new job creation programme is being launched on January 1st 2019 …

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Uruguay: Minimum wage increase benefits less than 70% of the workforce

This year, the national monthly minimum wage in Uruguay for those aged 18 and above rose from 10,000 pesos (322 US dollars) to 11,150 (359 US dollars) …

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