Workshop "Strategies to improve compliance with Labor Legislation"

Topics: 
LABOR
Enforcement and awareness of labor legislation
Labor inspection
Event date: 
06/12/2018 to 07/12/2018
Place: 
Crowne Plaza Corobicí Hotel, San José
Host Country: 
Costa Rica
Objectives: 
General:
Increase knowledge and strengthen the capacity of the Ministries of Labor to improve compliance with labor legislation, and generate public policies that guarantee the effective exercise of labor rights.
 
Specific:
 
-To exchange and analyze experiences –policies and programs‐ from the Ministries of Labor for:
  • Strengthening labor inspection, especially with the inclusion of innovative approaches, and with regards to the protection of the rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining;
  • Coordinating their actions with other public institutions, including labor justice, in favor of greater compliance with labor legislation;
  • Promoting alternative resolution of individual and collective labor disputes.
 
-Identify lessons learned and policy recommendations from the experiences analyzed.
Organizers: 
This event is co-organized by the Organization of American States (OAS), as the Technical Secretariat of the IACML and the International Labor Organization (ILO), under the auspices of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security of Costa Rica and the financing of the Ministry of Employment and Social Development of Canada. 

 

Relevant documents: 
Presentations: 

PANEL 1 - STRENGTHENING LABOR INSPECTION: INNOVATIVE APPROACHES AND ACTIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS WITH EMPHASIS ON FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

Moderator: 
Juan Alfaro Gómez - Ministry a.i. of Labor and Social Security of Costa Rica
Introductory presentation by Fernando Garcia, Specialist on Labor Law and Social Dialogue
Jean Paquette, Vice-President of Labour Relations, Quebec´s Labour Administrative Tribunal
Nayid Lara Izaguirre, Labor sub-secretary of the Ministry of Labor of Ecuador
Gillian Corrodus, Divisional Director, Industrial Relations and Allied Services, Ministry of Labour and Social Security
John Craig, CEATAL spokeperson

PANEL 2 - ALTERNATIVE RESOLUTION OF INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE LABOR DISPUTES

Moderator: 
Saloie Moreno, Policy Analyst, Bilateral and Regional Labour Affairs, Labour Program at the Ministry of Employment and Social Development of Canada, Chairmanship of Working Group 2
Adriana Quesada, Director of Labor Affairs, Ministry of Labor and Social Security
Karina Gomez, Director of Labor, Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security

PANEL 3 - COORDINATION BETWEEN MINISTRIES OF LABOR AND OTHER PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS TO IMPROVE COMPLIANCE WITH LABOR LEGISLATION

Moderator: 
Graciela Sosa, Director of International Affairs, Ministry of Production and Employment of Argentina, Chairs of the IACML Working Group 2, Chair of Working Group 2
Jairo Cardozo, Director of Labor Inspection, Vigilance and Control, Ministry of Labor of Colombia
Jorge Arnoldo Bolaños Paz, Director of Labor Inspection, Ministry of Labor and Social Security of El Salvador
Edwin Macías, Inspection Coordinator, Ministry of Labor and Labor Development of Panama