TZVS: COVID-19 RESPONSE DOCUMENTS

The impact of COVID-19 is changing rapidly. For that reason, we have set up a list of specific articles and news for navigating the many challenges ahead.


Labor Proposals Included in the Draft of the Law of Humanitarian Support to Fight the Sanitary Crisis from COVID-19

Labor Proposals Included in the Draft of the Law of Humanitarian Support to Fight the Sanitary Crisis from COVID-19

On April 16, 2020, the President of the Republic presented before the National Assembly the Draft of the Organic Law on Humanitarian Support to Fight the Sanitary Crisis from COVID-19, … ...
Ecuador Digitalizes Domestic Arbitration Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ecuador Digitalizes Domestic Arbitration Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the wake of the COVID-19, domestic arbitration institutions and arbitral tribunals are conducting arbitration proceedings remotely. The digitalization of arbitration in the country not only represents a positive transformation … ...
Treatment of COVID-19 as Work Accident

Treatment of COVID-19 as Work Accident

On April 6, 2020, the Office of the General Occupational Risk Insurance of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS), issued the Guide for the Medical and Technical Qualification of … ...
Dispute Resolution under the Law of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Dispute Resolution under the Law of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Organic Law of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Innovation Law) allows the shareholders of a simplified stock company (SAS for its acronym in Spanish) to resort to statutory arbitration for any … ...
ICC Clauses: Force Majeure and Hardship

ICC Clauses: Force Majeure and Hardship

On March 16, 2020, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) updated their Force Majeure and Hardship clauses. In addition, the ICC published a guide for the application of Force Majeure … ...
Profit Sharing According to Ministerial Agreement No. MDT-2020-079

Profit Sharing According to Ministerial Agreement No. MDT-2020-079

On March 24, 2020, the Minister of Labor issued the Ministerial Agreement No. MDT-2020-079 (the “Agreement”), which is intended to regulate the employer’s obligations regarding the payment and registration of … ...