The formalization of domestic employment in the countrywhich intends to establish the Ministry of Labor (MT) cannot be through a resolution, since it would involve many things that would go against the Labor Code.
The statement was made yesterday by the specialist in labor law, Carlos Hernandezwho added that this formalization has to be through a law of the National Congress.
He explained that the Code regulates all labor contracts, but that it has a separate chapter on special contracts, where the agricultural sector and vocational trainingfor example, which means that the law has already established a particular norm, so to alter this norm it has to be through a law that reforms the Labour codenot a resolution.
“It has to be by law. It cannot be established by a resolution that the contract is pre-written and has a precise content, when the Work code it has specific articles that determine which contracts are prescribed and which are not. There is a regimen planned for those conditions.”
He understands that with this resolution the ministry hastened, in addition to doing it at an inopportune moment, because this would mean that housewives and homeowners would have to register in the Treasury of the Social Security and the General Directorate of Internal Taxeswhich would be like treating households as a company, in an economy where 56% is informal.
They reject MT resolution go to public hearings
The president of the Domestic Workers Association from the Dominican Republic, victoria garciarejected this Friday that the resolution of the Ministry of Labor which accepts the provisions of Convention 189, on domestic workers be sent to public hearings so that its possible application in the Dominican Republic can be evaluated.
During an interview on the morning television program, Uno más Uno, which is broadcast from Monday to Friday on Teleantillas, channel 2, García emphasized that the provisions that the Dominican Republic is called to abide by as a signatory to the agreement have already passed through the dependencies of the corresponding State.