St. Maarten Government also reviewing short term contracts

POSTED: 06/3/11 7:03 PM

Arrindell confirms first imitative law is “on hold”

St. Maarten – President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell confirmed on Wednesday that she’s received a letter from the National Alliance faction requesting the handling of their initiative law on short term labor contracts be put on hold. The law was submitted on Monday May 23, but the faction has requested a delay so they can address “procedural and other matters.”
Initiative legislation is subject to a process that begins with its submission. From there the law is sent to the Council of Advice for their review. Their advice and the draft law are then sent back to Parliament for debate and ratification, amendment or rejection.
The law as submitted by the National Alliance is still with the President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell, because of their request for delay that was submitted on May 31. The basic principle of the draft law is that companies that operate a permanent operation cannot offer their employees short term labor contracts. The amendment would be to the Civil Code, but it offers no specifics on what businesses have a permanent operation and there were no fines attached.

Governmental review
Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever, has taken note of the initiative law and confirmed Wednesday that the government is moving forward with its review of the country’s labor laws in the second half of the year. That review will include short term labor contracts.
“The review of those contracts and their abuse is listed as an activity in our ministry work plan for the period of June to December. We plan to consult the Tri-partite Committee and the Socio-Economic Council (SER) as we move forward on that,” de Weever said.

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