Decree 3.708 Freeze dismissals

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Two-year extension of the freeze on dismissals

Caracas, January 2, 2019

Instrument Date Official Gazette
Decree No. 3,708 President of the Republic Dec 28, 2018  Special Issue 6,419

Purpose: Ordering a freeze on dismissals of workers for a term of two (2) years effective December 28, 2018, in other words until December 28, 2020.

The workers protected under this Decree are.

  1. Workers hired for an indefinite period once they have worked for the employer for a period of one (1) month.
  2. Contracted workers, for the term provided for in the contract.
  3. Workers contracted for a specific job, until they have completed performance of their obligation.

Those not covered by the Decree are workers in management positions and seasonal or temporary workers.

Workers protected under the Decree may not be dismissed, demoted or transferred without cause, as previously determined by the Labor Inspector for the jurisdiction in question.

Yours truly,
BENSON, PÉREZ MATOS, ANTAKLY & WATTS

Carlos A. Godoy L.

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