Source and scope of regulations - Peru - 2010
- Law on Productivity and Labour Competitiveness [LPCL] of 27 March 1997 as amended up to Act Nº 28051 of 02-08-2003. (Ley de Productividad y Competitividad Laboral, Decreto Supremo No. 003-97-TR, 2103-97 - in Spanish only)
Date: 02 Aug 2003; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
- Regulation on Productivity and Labour Competitiveness [RPLP] of 26 januray 1996, as last amended by D. S. Nº 011-2001-TR dated 01-05-2001.(Reglamento del TUO de la Ley de Productividad y Competitividad Laboral, Decreto Supremo N° 001-96-TR - in Spanish only)
Date: 01 May 2001; view website »
- Law on Micro and Small Enterprises [MSE], consolidated version of 2008
(Texto Único Ordenado de la Ley de Promoción de la Competitividad, Formalización y Desarrollo de la Micro y Pequeña Empresa y del Acceso al Empleo Decente, Ley MYPE, Decreto Supremo 007-2008 - in Spanish only)
Date: 30 Sep 2008; view website »
- Labour Procedure Law [LPL], No 26636/1996, dated 21 June 1996 consolidated version as last amended by Act No. 27942 of 2003 (Ley Nº 26636 - Ley Procesal del Trabajo - in Spanish only),
(This Law will be abrogated as of 15 July 2010)
Date: 26 Feb 2003; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
- New Labour Procedure Law [NLPL], No 29497 of 2010, adopted on 13 January 2010 (Ley núm. 29497, Nueva Ley Procesal del Trabajo- only in Spanish).
Note: This Act which repeals the 1996 Labour Procedure Law will enter into force on 15 July 2010. (view in NATLEX »)
- Compensation for the Length of Service Law, consolidated version of 2001 (Texto Unico Ordenado de la Ley de Compensación por Tiempo de Servicios. Decreto Supremo N° 001-97-TRR - in Spanish only); view website »
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
- No enterprises excluded as such from the LPLC which is the main act governing termination of employment.
However, it is important to note that the Law on Micro and Small Enterprises [MSE], as amended in 2008 provides for a specific compensation for unjustified dismissal (indemnizacion por despido injustificado) in micro and small enterprises which amount is lower than that set out in the LPLC.
According to the MSE, a micro enterprise is an enterprise employing 1 to 10 workers, while a small enterprise is one employing 1 to 100 workers.
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants
- Art. 3 of the LPCL states that the scope of this legislation extends to "all enterprises and workers in the private sector".
The LPLC also stipulates that workers in managerial positions and positions of trust are governed by their own set of rules (arts. 43-45, LPCL). However, no further information was found as to the the rules applicable to those categories of workers.