Non-working days – March 2016
Through Decree No. 2.276, published in Official Gazette No. 40.868 of March 14, 2016, the President of the Republic declared March 21, 22, and 23 as Non-working days. Therefore, they are to be considered as public holidays. This is applicable to the public and private sectors.
According to Article Second of the Decree, the activities that cannot be interrupted under article 185 of the Organic Law of Labor and Workers and articles 17, 18, and 19 of the Partial Regulations to the Decree with the Status, Value, and Force of Organic Law of Labor and Workers on working time are excluded from the application of the Decree.
Article 4 of the Decree establishes that without prejudice to the exceptions prescribed in articles 17, 18, and 19 of the Partial Regulations to the Decree with the Status, Value, and Force of Organic Law of Labor and Workers on working time, the following are excluded from the application of the Decree: the workers the activity of whom relates to transportation of drinking water and chemicals necessary for water purification, transportation and custody of securities, perishable and non-perishable food, short-term medicines and medical supplies, construction materials intended for the Gran Misión Vivienda Venezuela, domestic waste, chemical fertilizers and newspapers, deliveries for agricultural purposes, and those who transport crops of agricultural products of Gran Misión Agro Venezuela, domestic gas and fuel intended for the supply of land transportation service stations, ports, and airports, products associated with the oil activity, as well as electric materials and equipment.
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“NOTE: THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY SPECIFIC MATTER AND ITS CONTENT ARE INTENDED AS A MANAGEMENT ALERT AS TO CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN VENEZUELA, ANY SPECIFIC LEGAL QUESTIONS REGARDING THE POSSIBLE APPLICATION OF NEW OR PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO PARTICULAR SITUATIONS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO TRAVIESO EVANS ARRIA RENGEL & PAZ.”