Reformed The Labour Code, Where Art. 309.

Original Language Title: REFÓRMASE EL CÓDIGO DE TRABAJO, EN SU ART. 309.

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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY-REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR

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DECREE NO 143

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR,

CONSIDERING:

I.-That the Constitution in its article 1 states that El Salvador recognizes the human person as the origin and end of the activity of the State, which is

organized for the attainment of justice, of security of the common good. It also recognizes as a human person every human being from the moment of conception.

II.-That the Code of Work in Chapter II, article 309 regulates the maternity benefits that the pregnant worker has.

III.- That among the benefits that we can mention when granting maternity leave are highlighted, the mother's permanent care towards

the newborn, the strengthening of the affective bond between the mother and the child, and the benefits inherent in facilitating breastfeeding.

IV.-That the World Organisation of The Health and the United Nations Fund for

UNICEF, officially established "World Breastfeeding Week" in the year 1992, thus generating a social movement for the defense of this purpose. Also, by Legislative Decree No. 74, dated 25 of

July 2012, it was declared the third week of August of 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 infant mortality and having

healthcare benefits that reach adulthood, so it becomes necessary to perform actions aimed at promoting and stimulating them.

BY TANTO,

in use of its Constitutional faculties and on the initiative of the Deputy Numan Pompilio Salgado García, and with the support of the Deputies and the Deputy Guillermo Francisco Mata Bennett, Jackeline Noemi

Rivera Avalos, Hilda Jessenia Alfaro Molina, Ana Marina Alvarenga Barahona, Ana Lucia Baires de Martínez, Roger Alberto Blandino Nerio, Susy Lisseth Bonilla Flores, Yohalmo Edmundo Cabrera Chacón, Norma Cristina Cornejo Amaya, Raul Omar Cuellar, Carlos Alberto Garcia, Maria Elizabeth Gomez Perla, Estela

Yanet Hernandez Rodriguez, Norma Guisela Herrera de Portillo, Audelia Guadalupe Lopez de Kleutgens, Martir Arnoldo Marin Villanueva, Misael Mejia Mejia, Jose Santos Melara Yanes, Felipe Rolando Perla Mendoza, Zoila Beatriz Quijada Solis, Nelson de Jesus Quintanilla Gomez, Jose Mauricio Rivera, Sonia

Margarita Rodriguez Siguenza, Jaime Orlando Sandoval Leiva, Karina Ivette Sosa de Lara, Victor Hugo Suazo Alvarez, Maria Marta Concepcion Valladares Mendoza.

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DECRETA the following:

LABOR CODE REFORM

Art. 1.-Reform the first paragraph of Article 309, as follows:

" Art. 309.-The employer is obliged to give to the pregnant worker, in the concept of maternity rest, sixteen weeks of leave, ten of which will be compulsorily taken after

of the delivery; and in addition, to pay her in advance benefit equivalent to seventy-five percent of the basic salary during such a license. "

Art. 2.-This Decree will enter into force one hundred and twenty days after its publication in the Official Journal.

GIVEN IN THE BLUE HALL OF THE LEGISLATIVE PALACE: San Salvador, at the eight days of October of the year two thousand fifteen.

LORENA GUADALUPE PEÑA MENDOZA, PRESIDENT.

GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, ANA VILMA ALMASEZ DE ESCOBAR,

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT.

JOSÉ SERAFIN ORANTES RODRÍGUEZ, NORMAN NOEL QUIJANO GONZÁLEZ,

THIRD VICE-PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE-PRESIDENT.

SANTIAGO FLORES ALFARO,

FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.

GUILLERMO FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, DAVID ERNESTO REYES MOLINA,

FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.

MARIO ALBERTO TENORIO GUERRERO, REYNALDO ANTONIO LÓPEZ CARDOZA,

THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.

JACKELINE NOEMI RIVERA AVALOS, JORGE ALBERTO ESCOBAR BERNAL,

FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.

ABILIO ORESTES RODRÍGUEZ MENJÍVAR, JOSÉ FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ,

SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.

PRESIDENTIAL HOUSE: San Salvador, at the twenty-three days of October of the year two thousand fifteen.

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PUBESQUIESE,

Salvador Sánchez Cerén, President of the Republic.

Sandra Edibel Guevara Perez,

Minister of Labor and Social Welfare.

D. O. No. 196 Took No 409

Date: October 26, 2015

SV/adar 25-11-2015

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