Serpens007 Member Oct 31, 2017 3,831 Mar 26, 2020 #1 Yes. Relación laboral en cuarentena total: La Dirección del Trabajo fija criterios y alcances contractuales - La Tercera En el documento, la Dirección del Trabajo aborda cinco puntos que rayan la cancha en cuanto a la relación laboral. www.latercera.com The Labor Directorate (DT) issued a new opinion to set the criteria for contractual relations between worker and employer, in the event of total quarantine. This after yesterday the government announced this restrictive measure for seven communes in the Metropolitan Region, which could be extended to more places in the national territory. The five-page document addresses as a first point the contractual obligations of the parties. In this case, it suggests that, before a decree of restrictive measures such as total quarantine or sanitary cord, being an act of authority as a response to a sanitary measure, this will be configured as a fortuitous event or force majeure for what that “the parties are exonerated from the reciprocal obligations imposed on them by the employment contract. Namely, to grant the agreed work and to pay the remuneration on the part of the employer and to assist in rendering the agreed services by the worker. " In other words, neither the worker is obliged to fulfill his functions, nor does the employer have to pay the remuneration. In any case, the DT clarifies on the point that "this situation must necessarily be analyzed by the ordinary courts of justice, who, ultimately, are in charge of settling any controversial", if any. Click to expand... Click to shrink... This has, of course, sparked controversies and critics. Government responds: Dirección del Trabajo y dictamen: “Establece la posibilidad que las partes acuerden medidas alternativas de cumplimiento” La jefa del organismo, Camila Jordán, precisó los puntos abordados en el documento que generó controversia tras su publicación. www.adnradio.cl "Establishes the possibility for the parties to agree on alternative compliance measures" Click to expand... Click to shrink... The third, published this Thursday and the one that precisely generated the controversy , " has to do with the measures adopted by the authority, which have to do with the curfew, quarantine and the sanitary cord, and talks about its effects ." “If you look together, the idea is always to promote job stability and not to suspend it . That is why the possibility is established for the parties to agree on alternative compliance measures, "said Jordan. The authority stressed “ the commitment and concern of the Labor Directorate and all officials regarding workers' rights . For this we have established remote channels, so that workers and union leaders can request inspections , mediations that they deem necessary. ” Click to expand... Click to shrink... Document: https://www.dt.gob.cl/portal/1626/articles-118468_recurso_pdf.pdf Basically, fuck you workers forced to stay at home and can't do remote-work as a last effort. By the way, Chile has NOT suspended any kind of debt payments, or basic services, or student loan payments, NOTHING.