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Panamá - Tipos de contratos de trabajo


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Duración maxima del periodo de prueba: 3 mes(es)

Remarks:
  • Art. 78 LC: a probation period can be stipulated when the work requires certain aptitudes or special skills. The maximum duration of the probation period is three months, provided that it is expressly contained in the written contract of employment.

Contrato de duración determinada (CDD):
  • Razones de utilización legítima de CDD: razones materiales y objetivas
    Remarks:
    • Art. 75 LC: The duration of a contract for a specified period is valid only:
      * where the nature of the work performed so permits;
      * if it is made for the purpose of temporarily replacing a worker who is on leave, on vacation or absent because of any temporary impediment; or
      * in the other cases provided for in the LC.
  • Número máximo de CDD consecutivos: sin limitación
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation on renewals provided that the total duration does not exceed 1 year.
      Contracts concluded for a job requiring special technical skills can however be renewed twice within a 3-year-period in the cases where vocational training is provided by the employer: art. 74 LC.
  • Duración máxima acumulativa de CDD consecutivos: 12 mes(es)
    Remarks:
    • Contracts may be made for an unspecified period, for a specified period of not more than one year, except in the case of services requiring special technical skills, in which case the duration may be stipulated for a maximum of three years: art. 74 LC.
  • % de trabajadores bajo CDD: 77 %
    Remarks:
    • Statistics for 2007: includes contracts concluded for specified period (definido) 44.9 % and for a specified piece of work (obra determinada)
      Source: Ministry of Labour (http://www.mitradel.gob.pa/estadisticas/Contratos.pdf)
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Duración maxima del periodo de prueba: 3 mes(es)

Remarks:
  • Art. 78 LC: a probation period can be stipulated when the work requires certain aptitudes or special skills. The maximum duration of the probation period is three months, provided that it is expressly contained in the written contract of employment.

Contrato de duración determinada (CDD):
  • Razones de utilización legítima de CDD: razones materiales y objetivas
    Remarks:
    • Art. 75 LC: The duration of a contract for a specified period is valid only:
      * where the nature of the work performed so permits;
      * if it is made for the purpose of temporarily replacing a worker who is on leave, on vacation or absent because of any temporary impediment; or
      * in the other cases provided for in the LC.
  • Número máximo de CDD consecutivos: sin limitación
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation on renewals provided that the total duration does not exceed 1 year.
      Contracts concluded for a job requiring special technical skills can however be renewed twice within a 3-year-period in the cases where vocational training is provided by the employer: art. 74 LC.
  • Duración máxima acumulativa de CDD consecutivos: 12 mes(es)
    Remarks:
    • Contracts may be made for an unspecified period, for a specified period of not more than one year, except in the case of services requiring special technical skills, in which case the duration may be stipulated for a maximum of three years: art. 74 LC.
  • % de trabajadores bajo CDD: 77 %
    Remarks:
    • Statistics for 2007: includes contracts concluded for specified period (definido) 44.9 % and for a specified piece of work (obra determinada)
      Source: Ministry of Labour (http://www.mitradel.gob.pa/estadisticas/Contratos.pdf)