Labor Ministry through Ministerial Agreement MDT-2021-042, reformed the “General Guidelines for Internships”.
The Agreement establishes that students under a dual training modality may be considered for the mandatory percentage of interns.
Students under dual training are those whose professional training process occurs in educational environments and production or real services environments.
According to the Internship Law, for every 100 regular employees, employers are ordered to hire interns in a number equal to 4% of their employees who hold a professional degree. Consequently, the obligation to hire interns is subject to 2 conditions: (i) company has 100 or more employees; and (ii) at least 4% of such employees hold a professional degree.
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