Starting in 2018, new regulations on the labor inclusion of the disabled take effect. The purpose of the new "Labour Inclusion Law" is to promote the use of employees with disabilities in both the public and private sectors.
The main issues it addresses are the following:
Companies or public organisations with 100 or more employees, must have at least 1% of their workforce comprised of disabled employees. The law assures respect and dignity for people with mental disabilities eliminating wage discrimination. The age limit to subscribe to what is known as the "Learning Contract" for people with mental disabilities is set at 26 years. Any discrimination against people with disabilities is strictly prohibited. Government agencies, State-owned companies and public institutions listed in the law, under equal merits, will prefer disabled employees in their hiring processes. Employees considered to have a disability under this law are those that receive a disability pension or have any disability previously qualified by the Commissions of Preventive Medicine and Disability (COMPIN), dependent of the Ministry of Health.
Compliance with these new regulations will be carried out by the Labour Office. For this matter, the Labour Office will require that every single work contract is uploaded to their website within 15 days from which the worker is hired.
Although this regulation sounds demanding, there are several exemptions for companies who have more than 100 workers but cannot fulfill...