Legal Alert/ Department of Labor issues new health emergency ruling /span>

Monday April 5th, 2021

On March 30, 2021, the Labor Department published ruling No. 1124/010, which establishes the doctrine regarding the COVID-19 sanitary emergency.

ruling states the following:

1. According to the opinion, if the worker has not been granted medical leave under the instructions given by the health authority, he/she has no justification for not attending to render the services for which he/she has been hired, except by an act of authority.

2. Notwithstanding the above, the referred opinion states that the employer cannot deny its workers to render services because they do not have a negative PCR test for the detection of COVID-19, unless there is any suspicion of contact that requires the attendance of such work to a health care center.

3. Also, the ruling states that employers seeking to establish control mechanisms due to the pandemic must incorporate them into the company’s Internal Regulations for Order, Hygiene, and Safety.

You can see the complete ruling in the link of the news

For more information, please contact Rebeca Zamora rzamora@hdycia.cl

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