Minister Lee presents changes to labor law

POSTED: 09/7/16 9:49 AM

St.maarten – The Ministry of Labor has presented plans that make it possible for employees to become permanent after 24 months instead of the current 36 months. Minister Emil Lee presented the plan in a meeting of the central committee on Friday.

Employees would also become permanent after having served two contracts instead of the current three.

Minister Lee furthermore proposes to extend maternity leave from 12 to 14 weeks.

Members of Parliament asked for more time to study the proposed legislation. The meeting was adjourned to a later date.

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