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1 DECREE No. 143
THE LEGISLATURE OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR, CONSIDERING
I. The Constitution in Article 1 states that El Salvador recognizes the human person as the origin and purpose of the activity of the State, which is
organized for the attainment of justice, legal security and the common good. It also recognizes as a human person in every human being from the moment of conception.
II.- That the Labour Code in Chapter II, Article 309 regulates maternity benefits is pregnant workers.
III that the benefits that can be granted to mention the provision of maternity leave highlights, permanent care
mother to newborn, strengthening the emotional bond between mother and son, and facilitated the benefits inherent in breastfeeding.
IV.- That the World Health Organization and the United Nations Fund for Children UNICEF
, establish the officially año1992 "The World Breastfeeding Week", thereby generating a social movement to defend this purpose. also, by Legislative Decree No. 74 dated 25 July 2012
, he declared the third week of August each year as "National Breastfeeding week".
V. That the most important and visible benefits of breastfeeding, are reflected in the health and survival of children, as a result of the immunity conferred on them, reducing child mortality and taking || | health benefits that reach adulthood, so it becomes necessary actions aimed at the promotion and stimulation.
in exercise of its constitutional powers and initiative of Deputy Numan Pompilio Garcia Salgado, and with the support of the deputies Francisco Guillermo Mata Bennett, Jackeline
Noemi Rivera Avalos, Jessenia Alfaro Hilda Molina Ana Marina Alvarenga Barahona, Ana Lucia Martinez Baires, Roger Blandino Nerio Alberto, Susy Lisseth Bonilla Flores, Edmundo Cabrera Yohalmo Chacon, Norma Amaya Cristina Cornejo, Raul Omar Cuellar, Carlos Alberto Garcia, Maria Elizabeth Perla Gómez, Estela
Yanet Hernandez Rodriguez, Norma Guisela Herrera Portillo, Audelia Guadalupe Lopez de Kleutgens, Martyr Arnoldo Marin Villanueva, Misael Mejia Mejia, Jose Santos Melara Yanes, Felipe Rolando Perla Mendoza, Zoila Beatriz Quijada Solís, Nelson de Jesus Quintanilla Gomez, Jose Mauricio Rivera, Sonia
Margarita Rodriguez Siguenza, Jaime Orlando Leiva Sandoval, Karina Ivette Sosa Lara, Victor Hugo Suazo Alvarez, Maria Marta Valladares Concepción Mendoza.
DECREES the following:
CODE OF LABOR REFORM
Art. 1. reformed the first paragraph of Article 309, as follows:
"Art. 309. The employer is obliged to give the pregnant worker, in respect of maternity leave, sixteen weeks leave, ten of which will be taken compulsorily
after childbirth; and also to pay in advance the equivalent to seventy-five percent of the basic wage during such leave. "
Art. 2. This Decree shall enter into force one hundred and twenty days after its publication in the Official Journal.
GIVEN IN THE BLUE ROOM OF THE LEGISLATIVE PALACE: San Salvador, on the eighth day of October in the year two thousand and fifteen.
LORENA GUADALUPE MENDOZA PEÑA, PRESIDENT.
GUILLERMO ANTONIO NAVARRETE GALLEGOS Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar,
FIRST VICE. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.
ORANTES SERAFIN JOSE RODRIGUEZ, NORMAN NOEL GONZALEZ Quijano,
THIRD VICE. FOURTH VICE.
SANTIAGO FLORES ALFARO,
GUILLERMO FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, DAVID REYES ERNESTO MOLINA,
first secretary. Second Secretary.
MARIO ALBERTO GUERRERO TENORIO, REYNALDO ANTONIO LOPEZ Cardoza
Third Secretary. Fourth secretary.
JACKELINE AVALOS NOEMI RIVERA, JORGE ALBERTO ESCOBAR BERNAL,
QUINTA Secretariat. SIXTH SECRETARY.
ABILIO Orestes MENJIVAR RODRIGUEZ, JOSE FRANCISCO LOPEZ MERINO,
seventh Secretary. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
PRESIDENTIAL HOUSE: San Salvador, this twenty-third day of October in the year two thousand and fifteen.
Salvador Sanchez Ceren, President of the Republic.
Edibel Sandra Guevara Pérez,
Minister of Labour and Social Welfare.
OJ No. 196 No. 409
Tomo Date: October 26, 2015 SV
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