Panamanian labor conditions are governed by the Labor Code (Cabinet Decree No. 252 of December 30th, 1971 as modified). Legal subservience and economic dependence hallmark the existence of a job relationship under the Code. The existence of said relationship gives rise to the obligation for payment of wages.
Workers’ rights are considered a minimum and cannot be relinquished nor diminished. Any act, contract or statement suggesting waiver or impairment of worker’s rights is held to be null and void. Furthermore, employer or business’ division into different legal entities does not impinge on workers’ rights.
It is our purpose to provide our clients with the elements that are necessary to solve the daily arising inconveniences in their labor relations, as well as an adequate management of those relations.
Our services include:
- Work Permits
- Labor Contracts
- Termination of a labor relationship (dismissal, mutual consent, resignation)