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GUATEMALA: AGREEMENT NO. 1473 OF THE GUATEMALAN SOCIAL SECURITY INSTITUTE. WORK CERTIFICATE REMOVAL

April, 2020

On April 6, 2020, the Guatemalan Social Security Institute issued Agreement No. 1473 which eliminates the physical and electronic "Work Certificate", as an instrument to prove rights to the Social Security regime and for this purpose authorizes the use of the "Social Security Payroll" as a mechanism...

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GUATEMALA - SUMMARY OF THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL 13/04/2020

April, 2020

Today, it was published in the Official Journal, the Presidential Provisions in the event of Public Calamity and Orders for Strict Compliance, dictated by the Presidency of the Republic, which repeal the provisions dictated on March 28 and April 3, 2020, and that will be applicable until Monday, Apr...

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ECONOMIC RESCUE ACT FOR FAMILIES AFFECTED BY COVID-19

April, 2020

The Congress of the Republic of Guatemala, in use of its legislative ability approved in a single hearing the Economic Rescue Act for Families Affected by COVID-19, Decree 13-2020 (the “Decree”) declared urgent (pending de sanction, publication and validity), observing the principles of social justi...

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GUATEMALA: ELECTRONIC PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION, CONTROL AND AUTHORIZATION OF TOTAL SUSPENSION OF LABOR AGREEMENTS (WITHOUT PAYMENT OF SALARIES)

April, 2020

On April 7, 2020, Ministerial Agreement 140-2020 of the Ministry of Labor and Social Provision (hereinafter the “Agreement”) was published in the Official Gazette, acknowledging that the state of Public Calamity due to the COVID-19 Pandemic constitutes a case of force majeure and creates t...

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