Bolivia | News on labor legislation

Bolivia | News on labor legislation

The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Welfare, after the constant reduction in infections, has determined a new regulation and application of the working day, which will be in force from March 6, 2023.

The following modifications stand out:

Public institutions and private companies must apply a “Discontinuous Hours” of eight (8) hours a day, with a rest period between work shifts.
Private companies are obliged to apply the Discontinuous Schedule; however, they can adapt the entry and exit hours of the workers according to the nature of their activities.
Public companies may request continuous working hours under the following circumstances:
For reasons related to the physical safety of workers, who require natural light to provide services.
To provide a better service to the community, ensuring effectiveness, efficiency, and responsibility in the care of the population.
Public institutions and private companies, in order to avoid contagion by COVID – 19, must continue to implement the following measures:
Staggered entry and exit of work
Alternation of personnel, between face-to-face assistance and teleworking, from one (1) to two (2) days every other day, due to working conditions and the number of workers.
Application of special working conditions, such as ensuring the same rights and guarantees for face-to-face personnel as for teleworking.
Any other biosecurity measure, in addition to the protocols established by the Ministry of Health and Sports.

For more information contact:

Carla Arellano  | Counselor Ferrere |

Bolivia | Justice Reform Summit

Bolivia | Justice Reform Summit

Last December 2021, the Minister of Justice of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Iván Lima Magne, went on to state that during March 2022 the judicial reform would be carried out based on the announcement made by the president, Luis Arce Catacora, in a report to international organizations.

The minister pointed out the commitment he has with the people to carry out a judicial reform that is objective.

After the recommendations of international organizations, Minister Lima made official that the Judicial Summit will be held this year, based on the recommendations made to the Bolivian Government by the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI-Bolivia) and the Committee Against Torture ( CAT, for its acronym in English).

Likewise, Minister Lima mentioned that the diagnosis made in the departmental socialization meetings of the six axes of the reform and the guidelines established at the 2017 summit will be added to the debate.

The axes proposed by the Ministry of Justice for the reform are: conflict balancing (uniform and strategic distribution of judges in the country), access to justice, judicial independence, information and communication technologies, regulatory development and institutional transparency .