Colombia to introduce a healthcare reform

The Lower House of the Colombian Congress recently approved a controversial government proposal (Bill 339 of 2023) to shift the financing of the healthcare system from private providers to the government.
The reform has faced political challenges and opposition, resulting in the resignation of the former Minister of Health and a reshuffling of the cabinet. Despite these hurdles, the Colombian legislature continues to debate the reform. It is still unclear if or when the bill will pass into law.


New Remote Working Legislation Around the World [Updated]

With the rise of technology, work from home has been a steadily growing trend for many years. Remote working has exploded since Spring 2020 with quarantines, workplace closures, and lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at least for jobs and industries that do not always require workers to be on-site.

This abrupt, worldwide shift to remote work has sparked new logistical and structural legal challenges that have warranted many countries to pass teleworking legislation, some of which are summarized in this article.

New teleworking legislation varies widely across countries. While some countries introduced their first teleworking general legal framework, other countries passed more detailed measures. This article will only cover permanent teleworking legislation that has entered into effect since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. Temporary COVID-19 related measures, as well as proposed legislation not yet passed as of the publication of this article will not be addressed.


Colombia expands family leave benefits

The Colombian government passed a law (No. 2114/2021) introducing the following changes: Extension of government-paid paternity leave from eight working days to 15 working days (three weeks) Introduction of a government-paid shared parental leave of six weeks The law, which […]

Colombia establishes nursing rooms

On 8 June 2018, Resolution 2423 (complying with Act 1823, 2017) was issued by the Ministry of Health. The resolution establishes the operational and technical requirements for nursing rooms in workplaces. The resolution applies to companies with minimum monthly assets […]

Colombia incentivizes pension contribution

Decree 2250 grants tax benefits to any voluntary pension contribution to the compulsory pension fund, starting December 2017. Voluntary contributions are through payroll and pretax. Tax breaks apply only to contributions up to 30 percent of monthly income or 40 […]