From  April 1, starts the new regulations that regulate the operation of Law 21.015 will be in effect and establish that companies and public institutions with 100 or more workers must allocate 1% of the jobs for people with disabilities. The purpose of the regulation is to promote effective labor inclusion, both in the public and private sectors.

“This law generates regulations that protect people in situations of disability, enables them to work, contributes to their self-esteem, their self-worth, their dignity, but also has a powerful cultural impact, because it allows us to move from a public policy that for a long time had only a welfare logic to a public policy with a legal focus. A good social protection system is the one that provides subsidies, benefits, but also socially enables the person to generate their own income,” said social development Minister, Marcos Barraza.

The regulation was enacted in June 2017 and states that, within two years, companies and public and private institutions with 100 or more workers must reserve 1 percent of their jobs for people with disabilities.

Subsequently, it will be a permanent obligation of Labor and Social Development Ministries to evaluate the law every 4 years, considering the changing nature of the labor market, and the need to adapt the inclusion system. Both ministries must make a report to Congress to evaluate if the percentage is maintained or raised, or if the size of the companies that should benefit from the rule changes.

The regulation eliminates the salary discrimination that existed with workers with mental disabilities, derogating article 16 of Law No. 18,600 that established a remuneration lower than the minimum salary.

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