WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
15 Jun 2016 | Commentary

Colombia’s Labor Decree 583 a Step Back For Labor Rights


In Letter to Labor Miniter WOLA Expresses Concerns

In April, Colombia’s Ministry of Labor passed Decree 583 that defined certain aspects of labor outsourcing, such as independent contractor, simple intermediary, employees in mission, beneficiary and provider, permanent missionary activity, and labor outsourcing, which are essential for any activity of outsourcing executed by a Colombian company.

Unfortunatley, the Decree essentially strenghtens labor outsourcing in all scenarios, including those that so far were protected by labor legislation. It allows companies move their direct relationshipr with the employee and moved it to third party providers.

To read the full letter, click here.