In 2019, the Regional Directorate of Labor carried out a total of 3,967 labor inspections in Cuenca and found that 90 percent of the companies inspected complied with their labor obligations, according to Xavier Bermúdez, Regional Director. Bermúdez explained that during labor inspections employees are interviewed first, before employers. “The objective is not to pursue, but to protect the worker.” As a result, they determined that around 10 percent of the city’s businesses often do not comply with payments of the thirteenth and fourteenth salaries. Even more so, they found that many companies fail to pay employees correctly for additional time,…
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